National Men's Basketball Player Hu Jinqiu: Hangzhou changes my life
en.hangzhou.com.cn   2023-02-02 18:11   Source: hangzhou.com.cn

Hu Jinqiu was going to Shanghai to start intensive training for the World Cup Qualifier and Hangzhou Asian Games as a player of Chinese Men’s Basketball Team the other day. When mentioning of Hangzhou Asian Games, Hu indicated, "Hangzhou Asian Games is special for me, as Hangzhou has changed my life."

Hu Jinqiu, who was from Korla in Xinjiang, was favored by Miao Shoushou, the person in charge of youth training of Zhejiang Guangsha Men's Basketball Club, when he was 15 years old and was invited by Miao to receive professional training in Hangzhou. Realizing that receiving professional training at Guangsha would not only broaden his horizon, but also alleviate economic burden of his family, he decided to go to Hangzhou after he and his mother divined with a coin for three times, each time indicating yes.

He cut a figure through CBA and was selected to join the national team training. Later, he participated in the three-player basketball match at Tokyo Olympic Games as well as the five-player men's basketball match in World Cup Qualifiers and then settled down and got married in Hangzhou. 

2021-2022 Season was a fruitful one for Guangsha Men’s Basketball Team and Hu was honored as the most valuable player (MVP) for the regular season. Last April, he was injured on the court and was concerned about his qualification for the upcoming Hangzhou Asian Games because of the injury prior to the operation. 

Luckily for him, news came that Hangzhou Asian Games was to be postponed. When he learned the news, Hu felt that the God had given him another chance, and was more confident in himself. Hangzhou Asian Games is to be opened on September 23, the day before his 26th birthday. He hopes he has the chance to compete for the country at the city he lives in.

Author: Text by Ye Lijiao  Editor: 叶丽姣