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Zhao Yunlei ( 赵芸蕾 )

Discussion in 'China Professional Players' started by RedShuttle, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Nine Tailed Fox

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    Zhao Yunlei celebrated her 31st Birthday today and a lot of her old teammates were present during her birthday celebration.

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    Lin Dan! Don't you a match tomorrow? Eating sweet cakes, hmmm....
     
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    Is Tian Qing there?
     
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    There was a match in the CNG where ZYL and Li Yinhui paired. Wonder how that went as well, being both ZN's partners in XD. They won the match though.
     
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    Can't find any XD match videos. She and Chen YueKun, a singles player, beat the former Asia Champions from Hong Kong and lost to Lu Kai / Huang YaQiong.

    Here's a news clip of her first last day being a player and the day after (including an interesting look at the officiating crew's meeting): http://tv.cctv.com/2017/09/06/VIDE9v4BTIQ19rGjETiA0Spa170906.shtml

    Here's her WD match in the Team Final, facing against none other than her first WD partner, Cheng Shu.
     
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    It was revealed in the video by the commentator (her voice is so familiar but I just can't recall her name) that Cheng Su retired early due to her knee injury.

    Hopefully, Li Yinhui in her partnership with Zhao Yunlei learn a thing or two from the queen of doubles.

    Now that Zhao Yunlei is finally retired,at age 31, not much to say as she has accomplished a lot in her career, no regrets,I supposed. She will be sorely missed by her fans.

    May Zhao Yunlei find much joy and fulfillment in all her future endeavours as she begins a new chapter in her life.
     
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    ZYL vs Cheng Shu again... it reminds me of the last National Games of China where Cheng Shu twisted her knee...
     
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    Very sad to say good bye to three of my favorite players in that Team Final. That's how it all started almost 10 years ago in Japan:



     
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    Wow, that was 10 years ago. Three, Cheng Su, Zhao Yunlei, who's the third one ? Just curious.
     
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    Since she can't possibly be Li YinHui, that would leave Sun XiaoLi, Cheng Shu's WD partner.

    Cheng Shu and Sun XiaoLi had a memorable match against Zhang JieWen and Yao GuoJun 8 years ago in the Team Final. They came back from 8:15 down to win the third game and the title.

    Sun XiaoLi is a mother of 1 year-old son and already a coach on the team. She is classic example of being a badminton player in China can be both a blessing and a curse. While a national champion in WD and XD multiple times and well respected by her fellow badminton players, she never got a chance to be on the national team.
     
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    As Zhao YunLei closed one glorious chapter of her life, this is perhaps the most fitting image to cover the beginning and the end. Zhao YunLei posted the image of embracing Cheng Shu after their match against each other in the Team Final at the National Games in her microblog, with the remark: "Congratulations to my dear sister. There is no need for words."

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