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'We are the champion'
source: Shenyang Daily   2017-09-09 16:50

 

When the final whistle bell of the men's basketball (adult group) final match of the 13th National Game rang, exciting cheers bursted out from the stadium of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The basketball players of Liaoning Men's Basketball Team hugged with each other in the center of the court and threw their coach Guo Shiqiang into the air in the cheers of Liaoning basketball fans... Liaoning Men's Basketball Team got a 78 --- 61 win against Xinjiang Basketball Team and won the first national game champion in the past 58 years.'We are the champion!'Shouted the players of Liaoning Men's Basketball Team, jumping and laughing.

Liaoning Men's Basketball Team has been the runner-up of national games for 4 times and the second place of CBA for 6 times. Winning a championship of a national level competition has always been a dream of the whole team.All coaches and team members all welled up with tears when they won the championship. He Tianju, who was still suffering from the wound, even cried with happiness.When they stepped on the highest place of the podium, the whole team cheered. With the gold medals hanging on their chests, they became the most happy people in the world.

The final competition with Xinjiang Team is the toughest of this year's National Games. Not only because of the smallest score gap of 6 points, but also because Liaoning Men's Basketball Team was chasing the game at the beginning, which was quite surprising. 'Everybody wants to win. But our opponent doesn't have any psychological burden. The game became tough when we have psychological burden our opponent doesn't have. Especially when Zhou Qi limped off in the first quarter, we all became very nervous.' said Zhou Jiwei.'Anyway, the game is all about defense. We did very well in defense and it finally helped us to win the game.' Zhao Jiwei told us the key of the victory.

32-year-old captain of Liaoning Men's Basketball Team, Yang Ming, finally achieved his dream yesterday and was quite excited. 'I've been in this team for 14 years. It's my happiest day today! We have won the second place in CBA for 3 times and the runner-up of National Games for 2 times in my career. But we still lack of a championship. Thanks to my coach group and my team mates! They helped me to win trophy.'

Guo Ailun told the reporter after the game:' We've been training and competing in games the whole summer. I feel very tired and my feet hurt a lot. But I insisted for the honor of our team.'

Speaking of the championship, Guo Shiqiang was full of emotions.'We've been waiting for the championship for so long! People used to say that we are perennial runner-up. And today we finally achieved the championship and took off the label! I owe lots of thanks to my team members.' Speaking of the pledge, Guo Shiqiang said:' I did sign a pledge! I would quite the job as a coach if we can't win the trophy in this year's National Games. I love to challenge. But I will not pass the pressure to my team members. I signed a pledge in last year's National Games as a coach of the men's basketball team, youth group. As a professional coach, we must have the ability to bear the pressure.'

After winning the trophy of this year's National Games, Liaoning Men's Basketball Team set a new target of winning the championship of CBA in the new sports competition season.

Reporter Ma Cheng

 

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