China's Semi-Finals win at Women's World Cup voted Moment of the Year by the fans
BEIRUT (Lebanon) - 2022 has been quite a year for basketball in Asia. We’re taking the time to celebrate some of the best in Asia over the past year and letting you decide in a FAN VOTE which stands out the most.
We started off by celebrating some of the best young men’s basketball players where Kai Sotto was voted the Young Player of the Year (Men) by the fans. Then, the fans voted Kristan Yumul as the Young Player of the Year (Women). The Play of the Year was then voted to be Wang Siyu's clutch free-throws against Australia in the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup Semi-Finals.
For the Moment of the Year, the fans voted China's dramatic Semi-Finals win over Australia at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022. The victory not only propelled China to the Final, but it was also their first Final in almost 30 years also clinching their first Women's Word Cup medal in the same span of time.
In the Final of the fan vote, China's historic moment at the Women's World Cup edged out Chinese Taipei's monumental win over China at the U18 Women's Asian Championship, their first win over China in the youth competition in 20 years.
*This Fan Vote is not an official award from FIBA or FIBA Regional Office Asia. It is created solely to enhance the experience of the fans to show their support for their favorite players/plays/moments in 2022.