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China won 2015 FIBA Asian Basketball Championship

Oct 5, 2015 16:04 IST

China on 3 October 2015 won the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia Championship by defeating the Philippines by 78-67 in the final.

The victory has won the nation a direct qualification for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The game was organised in front of a 7000 strong capacity crowd in Changsha, Hunan province of China.

In the final game, Yi Jianlian scored maximum runs and earned 15 rebounds. He was also selected as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

Philippines and Iran have secured the second and third place respectively in the tournament. India ended on eighth place in the tournament.

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