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Besides soccer, other sports such as basketball, handball and volleyball are also popular. Popular NBA and Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player, Serge Ibaka, is a symbol of basketball pride for the Congolese nation. During the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London, England, he won a silver medal for his outstanding performance. While Basketball may seem to occupy the interests of young Congolese, tennis is another widespread sports. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, is a young professional Congolese tennis player who is a member of the Tennis Club of Paris. His exceptional tennis skills have led him to his semi-final performances at 2010 Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2011 and 2012.

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