Li Yueru concludes home stand with historic WOQT-record 23 rebounds

XI’AN (China) – Li Yueru and wrapped up their home stand at the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2024 in Xi’An on a high note.

As a team, China were able to continue the celebration of qualifying for a sixth straight Olympic Games appearance with a massive win over Puerto Rico, 105-96.

On an individual level, Li recorded a massive stat line of 22 points, 23 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots for an EFF rating of 38.

Her 23-rebound performance stands as the most by a player in a Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament since 2008 and is also the first game in which a player scored at least 20 points and grabbed at least 20 rebounds.

It is only the third time that a player has grabbed at least 20 rebounds with the other two times being Australia’s Liz Cambage in 2020 and Czech Republic’s Petra Kulichová in 2012.

Top 3 rebounds in WOQT (single game)

1.Yueru Li (CHN)‎2024vs Puerto Rico 105-69, 11/02/20242322
2.Liz Cambage (AUS)‎2020vs France 63-72, 06/02/20202019
 Petra Kulichová (CZE)2012vs Argentina 68-54, 27/06/20122016

Additionally, Li’s 38 EFF rating now also stands as the most in a Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament since 2016 when the statistic was officially recorded. 

Top 5 EFF in WOQT (single game)

1.Yueru Li (CHN)‎2024vs Puerto Rico 105-69, 11/02/202438
2.Emma Meesseman (BEL)‎2024vs Senegal 97-66, 09/02/202436
3.Yvonne Anderson (SRB)‎2024vs Brazil 72-65, 10/02/202435
4.Nneka Ogwumike (USA)‎2020vs Mozambique 124-49, 08/02/202034
 Damiris Dantas (BRA)‎2020vs Puerto Rico 89-91, 06/02/202034
 Ramu Tokashiki (JPN)‎2020vs Sweden 75-54, 06/02/202034

With her outstanding performance throughout the entire competition, Li was named to the All-Star Five of the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2024 China with averages of 15.3 points and 14.3 rebounds per game.



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