"It means the world," the all-time leading scorer of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league told Xinhua in an exclusive interview.
The 30-year-old former professional footballer is now a teacher at Xi'an Sports Collage, a freestyle footballer, and an internet celebrity who has around 230,000 followers on Douyin, a Chinese video sharing platform under Tiktok's parent company ByteDance.
Jia made the remarks on the sidelines of the 2020 Chinese Football Association Women's Super League which concluded in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming on Sunday. He has been observing the players and mulling the line-up for the two-legged playoff against South Korea, slated for next February.
Another game on Friday saw Henan rallied to the end and claimed a 95-90 victory over Zhejiang. Henan center Zhang Lingge scored a game-high 27 points and hauled down 10 rebounds. Enditem
The female world 1,500m and 10,000m champion Sifa Hassan from Netherland and Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopian will contest the 10,000m and 5,000m respectively. Enditem
Zhejiang coach Gu Jiaqing admitted his side were not strong enough defensively against Henan's key players.
Returning to China from the USA this July, Feng had to do a two-week quarantine at home, which was an enjoyable time for her.
"I felt well throughout the entire tournament. I thought I was in great form. But, you know, just he did surprise me with the way he was playing, the quality of tennis he was producing, the level. I mean, he's phenomenal."
The two-time World Cup winners looked comfortable thereafter - despite managing only two shots on target -- to ensure their campaign started without a hitch.
Hassan's winning mark is also the fourth fastest in history for the distance, falling some 19 seconds short of the world record of 29:17.45 set by Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Gomez came off the bench in the 87th minute and struck six minutes later by controlling Francisco Sierralta's headed clearance with his chest and rifling a 20-yard shot into the bottom-left corner.