China News Service, Beijing, January 6, In preparation for the 2022 Women's Basketball World Cup Qualifying Tournament, the Chinese Women's Basketball Team will start a new training session in Shanghai on January 10, 2022.

The former head coach of the Chinese women's basketball team, Xu Limin, resigned due to physical reasons. Yang Shuyu, the main player of the Chinese three-person women's basketball team who won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, was selected for the training squad.

  The Chinese Basketball Association announced on the 6th the list of 18 members of the new Chinese women’s basketball team. They are: Wu Tongtong (Shanxi), Huang Sijing, Li Yueru, Li Yifan, Pan Zhenqi, Yang Liwei, Zhang Ru (Inner Mongolia), Jin Weina, Luo Xinfei ( Jiangsu), Li Yuan, Wang Siyu, Yang Hengyu (Shandong), Yang Shuyu (Guangdong), Gao Song, Han Xu, Li Meng (Sichuan), Wang Lili (Xinjiang), Tang Ziting (Beijing Normal University).

  The Inner Mongolia women's basketball team, which has just defended the WCBA championship, became the biggest winner, and 6 people were selected for the national team.

The 19-year-old Yang Shuyu, who represented the Chinese team and won the bronze medal in the three-player women's basketball team at the Tokyo Olympics, was selected. As a member of the national team, she will once again move from the three-player basketball arena to the five-a-side court.

  In this training notice of the Chinese Basketball Association, what attracts the most attention is that the former Chinese women's basketball coach Xu Limin no longer serves as the head coach, and the former assistant coach Zheng Wei acts as the head coach.

  The Chinese Basketball Association stated in the announcement that, due to physical reasons, Xu Limin no longer serves as the head coach of the national women's basketball team, and was transferred to serve as the executive commissioner of the Olympic preparations, continuing to play for the construction of the national team.

Since Xu Limin served as the head coach of the National Women's Basketball Team in 2017, he has led the National Women's Basketball Team to the world's peak with a high sense of responsibility and mission, and has successfully completed various competition tasks.

Especially after the Rio Olympics, the transition between new and old was successfully completed, and a group of outstanding players were excavated and cultivated.

  Xu Limin said that the four years in the national women's basketball team is a precious and unforgettable experience. It is his greatest honor to lead the team to win glory for the country. In the future, he will continue to work hard to contribute to the national team and Chinese basketball.

  In order to prepare for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, the Chinese Basketball Association recently established a National Team Construction Committee. It will strive to grasp the trend of world basketball, systematically promote the opening, communication and integration of national team construction, and continue to enhance the core competitiveness of the national team.

The National Team Construction Committee has initiated the construction of a talent pool for national team athletes and coaches, continues to optimize the selection mechanism, and will carry out relevant selection work accordingly.

  The 2022 Women’s Basketball World Cup Qualifiers will start from February 10 to 13, 2022. The Chinese women’s basketball team will be in the same group as France, Nigeria, and Mali. The top three teams in each group will advance to Australia in September 2022. The main match of the World Cup held.