Zhaoxu Zhang, el atleta más alto de los Juegos Olímpicos

El chino, con sus 2,19 metros es el jugador más alto de los Juegos Olímpicos y tendrá la misión de llevar a su selección de básquet a lo más lejos posible. El joven de 24 años, con pasado en la Liga Universitaria de los Estados Unidos, juega en Shangai Sharks desde hace más de un año.

Zhang Zhaoxu of China (R) blocks a pass

Zhang Zhaoxu of China (R) blocks a pass by Uuganbayar Oyuntsetseg of Mongolia during the men's preliminary round group E basketball match at the Guangzhou International Sport Arena at the 16th Asian Games on November 16, 2010. China won 91:46. AFP PHOTO / Antony DICKSON (Photo credit should read ANTONY DICKSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ding Jinhui of China (2nd L) attempts a

Ding Jinhui of China (2nd L) attempts a basket with help from compatriot Zhang Zhaoxu (R) as Uuganbayar Oyuntsetseg of Mongolia (2nd R) and compatriot Sainbayar Oyunbileg attempt to stop the ball during the men's preliminary round group E basketball match at the Guangzhou International Sport Arena during the 16th Asian Games on November 16, 2010. China won 91:46. AFP PHOTO / Antony DICKSON (Photo credit should read ANTONY DICKSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Zhang Zhaoxu of China (10# in red jersey

Zhang Zhaoxu of China (10# in red jersey) catches a rebound against Iran during their men's basketball semi-final at the16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on November 25, 2010. China won 68-65. AFP PHOTO/LIU JIN (Photo credit should read LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images)

China's Zhang Zhaoxu slams dunk against Japan during the East Asia Basketball Championship in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province on June 14, 2011. Japan beat China 72-62. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

China's Zhang Zhaoxu (L) in action against Russia during their FIBA Stankovic Continental Cup basketball match in Haining, east China's Zhejiang province on August 4, 2011. Russia beat China 50-49. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Zhang Zhaoxu of China (L) goes for a basket as Maton Barros of Angola tries to block during the FIBA Stankovic Continental Cup basketball second leg tournament in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong province on August 9, 2011. China beat Angola 64-54 to end a seven-game losing streak and finishing third in the second leg of the tournament having finished fourth in the first leg last week at Haining. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Zhaoxu Zhang

Zhaoxu Zhang

Zhaoxu Zhang

Zhaoxu Zhang (R) of China competes again

Zhaoxu Zhang (R) of China competes against O Jin Hyok of North Korea at the basketball men's preliminary round group E game 11 during the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on November 17, 2010. China won 98-62. AFP PHOTO / Sam YEH (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)