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East Meets West

  • Posted by Robin Chatterjee, Senior Associate Editor
  • Published 16:10 August 5, 2012

Two basketball players representing Great Britain and China met each other after 64 years in London today.

The pair had represented their countries at the 1948 London Games. Both of them were happy to meet each other and take a trip six decades down memory lane.

Lionel Price and Wu Chengzhing played on opposing and though Britain got trounced by China then there is a certain significance about their meeting today: Team GB are playing China tomorrow.

China, a team boasting of former NBA stars have, however, managed to make little impact in London. This forced Chengzhing to opine that since the game had little significance there was a possibility that Team GB would win.

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