In the last day of the second stage at the 27th Asian Men's Basketball Championship, defending champions China bounced back from its awful 1-2 record in preliminary stage to win all three matches after their dominant 88-66 win over Bahrain on Wednesday.
China's sports authority has lowered the required standards for physical performance among students, citing a decline in the general level of fitness among children, but it hopes that better sports education in schools can make a difference.
Kazakhstan almost scared China but Zhou Peng's 12 points in the final quarter lifted the defending champions to a winning start in the second round here on Monday at the 27th Asian Men's Basketball Championship.
Badminton superstar Lin Dan of China returned in style after a year on the sidelines, dominating the match from the start to register a straight victory in the first round of the world championships here on Monday.
Defending champions China suffered their second defeat at the 27th Asian Men's Basketball Championship here on Saturday as they lost toIran70-51, while Chinese Taipei proved that they are the best team in Group A after stunning host Philippines 84-79.
China's Liu Zige and her compatriot Zhao Jing won gold medal on Thursday in women's 200 meters butterfly and 50 meters backstroke respectively at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona World Championships.