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Head coach: no goal is set for Chinese women's basketball in London

07-10-2012 20:52 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Head coach Sun Fengwu said on Tuesday that no goal has been set for the Chinese women's basketball team in London Olympic Games.

The Chinese women's basketball team finished fourth in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, but it will be very difficult for China to surpass or repeat such performance in London as the team is plagued with a series of injuries.

"This team is different from the one during the Beijing Olympics," said Sun. "Some of our key players such as Bian Lan had to leave the team due to injuries. The team is mixed with both veterans and inexperienced young players. So we do not set any goals for the team in London."

"The good news is we do not have to carry on too much pressure. I hope the players can find chemistry among each other and play their best," Sun added.

China is in Group A with Angola, United States, the Czech Republic, Croatia and Turkey. It will be a difficult mission for China, who would still rely on former WNBA veteran pair Miao Lijie and Chen Nan, to qualify to the quarterfinals.

The group match of women's basketball starts on July 28 and the final will be on August 11.

 

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