The Chinese women's basketball team failed to surpass the strong American women's basketball team, but no one would choose to blame. This Chinese women's basketball team has created a new history. The record of entering the women's basketball World Cup final is enough to make fans proud and Chinese people proud.
After the whistle blew at the end of the final, the girls of the Chinese women's basketball team looked sad. They looked down at the Americans who were celebrating passionately on the court, somewhat unwilling in their hearts.
Although the Chinese women's basketball team has achieved the goal of hitting the medal ahead of time, when it comes to the finals, who doesn't yearn for the highest honor?
On the sidelines of the arena, the coach of the Chinese women's basketball team, 59-year-old Zheng Wei, and her disciples gave high fives one by one. I wonder if her thoughts flew back to 28 years ago, thinking of her sassy and heroic appearance in the finals.
At the Australian Women's Basketball World Championship 28 years ago, Zheng Wei wore the No. 12 jersey and went to the world final stage with the Chinese women's basketball team; 28 years later, also in Australia, Zheng Wei took the younger generation of the Chinese women's basketball team and returned to this place again. The film belongs to their battlefield.
Although the two Chinese women's basketball teams failed to win the final, when we recalled their stories years later, we would call them the "Golden Generation".
Interestingly, the Chinese women's basketball team made it to the finals twice, and both eliminated the host Australia in the semifinals.
In the semi-finals 28 years ago, Zheng Haixia scored 36 points and 14 rebounds to help the Chinese women's basketball team win by one point; in the semi-finals 28 years later, Wang Siyu's calm free throw allowed the Chinese women's basketball team to pass the risk with two points.
Compared with the team 28 years ago, today's Chinese women's basketball team does not have a world-class star like Zheng Haixia, but this team that is united, brave, and will never admit defeat is tightly held together by Zheng Wei's guidance. In the end, they reached the height of their predecessors and wrote their own history.
What the Chinese women's basketball girls have to do now is to applaud their pursuit of excellence.
In the face of this "almost impeccable" American women's basketball team, the Chinese women's basketball team failed to create a miracle.
But what does it matter?
Seven years ago, the Chinese women's basketball team lost 35 points to the Japanese team in the final of the Asian Championships; six years ago, the Chinese women's basketball team was eliminated in the Rio Olympics group stage, and the 10th place was the worst record in the Olympic Games; five years ago Before, the Chinese women's basketball team was reversed by the Japanese team in the Asian Cup semi-final with a big lead in the final quarter; a year ago, the Chinese women's basketball team lost to the old rival Japanese women's basketball team in the Asian Cup final... Yes, these are again What does it matter?
These losses did not prevent the Chinese women's basketball team from returning to the highest stage of the world's women's basketball team after 28 years.
What's more, the Chinese women's basketball team still has time to create their own era.
The average age of the Chinese women's basketball team participating in this competition is less than 26 years old, Li Meng, Yang Liwei, Wang Siyu are 27 years old, Huang Sijing is 26 years old, Li Yueru, Han Xu are 23 years old... They are all at the golden age of their careers, Chinese women The basket's stellar performance this year isn't just a flash in the pan.
More importantly, the Chinese women's basketball team has raised the attention of the women's basketball team to a new level with its outstanding performance.
In Sydney, the tsunami-like cheers of the Chinese people on the scene turned the Olympic Superdome into the home stadium of the Chinese team; in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and in every corner of China, how many Chinese girls regard this team Chinese women's basketball as an example, hoping to win glory for the country like them?
The power of role models will help the seeds of hope grow. The Chinese women's basketball team is filled not only with the present, but also with the future.
Thanks to the Chinese women's basketball team, the fans can experience the happiness of being a fan of a strong team; thanks to these fearless girls, we fans can see that our national team can challenge any world power in the competition.
In the pursuit of excellence, the soldiers of the Chinese women's basketball team have surpassed themselves, and they deserve all the praise.
The Chinese women's basketball team is the runner-up in the world, we are waiting for your triumph.
Reporter Hao Haoyu