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13 Mengran Sun (CHN), 15 Nan Chen (CHN)
18/07/2016
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Maher calls on China's 12 WOQT players for Rio Olympics

BEIJING (Rio 2016 Olympics Games) - All 12 players who featured for China at last month's FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT) have been selected for the Rio Olympics, the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) confirmed on Monday.

Maher has built a team consisting of veterans - such as 33-year-old Chen Nan - and newcomers - like 20-year-old Huang Sijing.

China 12-player final roster for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Wu Di Chen Nan Huang Hongpin Sun Mengran
Sun Mengxin Li Shanshan Huang Sijing Gao Song
Shao Ting Chen Xiaojia Lu Wen Zhao Zhifang

Chen Nan, a three-time Olympian, played a crucial role in China's 84-70 win over Belarus, which ensured the East Asians a place at the Rio Olympics. In the process, she came up with 15 points and 7 rebounds. 

A 1.95m center with a great game reading, Chen Nan will be key for China in Group B which includes CanadaSpain, Senegal, Serbia and the World and Olympics champions the USA.

Led by Shao Ting, the runners-up at last year's FIBA Asia Women's Championship will be appearing at the Olympics for the fourth straight time. 

With the exception of Chen Nan, Li Shanshan, and Gao Song, the remaining nine members of the team are set to make their Olympic debut.

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