26 July, 2021
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Ambitious China reveal their 12 players to push for the podium

BEIJING (China) - China has unveiled its final Olympic roster and confirmed their status as potential dark horses for a podium spot in Tokyo.

After going unbeaten at last year's FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade and making everyone sit up and take notice of their potential after beating European powerhouse Spain, they will certainly have continuity when they step out in the Japanese capital.

No fewer than 11 players who helped to book their ticket will be back to potentially push for the podium, with a number of standout names ready to lead China on a deep run in the tournament.

Meng Li was named MVP at the  FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament and she is joined by fellow All-Star Five member in the shape of the towering WNBA center, Xu Han. 

China roster for the Tokyo Olympics
Xu Han Sijing Huang Meng Li Yueru Li
Yuan Lu Zhenqi Pan Ting Shao Mengran Sun
Siyu Wang  Tongtong Wu Liwei Yang Ru Zhang

Both players will be central to China's chances, as will the experienced leadership of forward Ting Shao, who helps to make the frontcourt rotation one of the best around, alongside exciting rising star Yueru Li.

China will be looking to emulate their run the last time the Olympics were held in Asia, when they made the Semi-Finals of the competition in 2008 as host nation.