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Zhou Mi is now in Malaysia

Discussion in 'Professional Players' started by xijiayu, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. xijiayu

    xijiayu Regular Member

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    Read from Msia Daily Newspaper (http://www.chinapress.com.my), Zhou Mi is now in Malaysia helping WMC for one month. Will she like to coach in Malaysia in future? :)

    周蜜蒞馬當陪練

    中國前女單名將周蜜,昨日飛抵馬來西亞,並且將與黃妙珠陪練一個月。
    27歲的周蜜,曾是中國女單主力大將,與老大姐張寧、龔睿那以及謝杏芳,被封為“四朵金花”。
    周蜜除了是中國2002年與04年奪得尤泊杯的功臣之一,在個人職業生涯,也創下一些輝煌紀錄。
    除了獲得多項國際公開賽冠軍,周蜜曾奪得2001年全英賽與世界亞軍、2002年亞運會冠軍、2002年亞洲冠軍、2003年全英賽冠軍、2004年奧運會銅牌等。
    直至2005年,周蜜深受傷病困擾,表現每況愈下,而中國女單也人才輩出,最終,中國羽協在今年2月的改組,將周蜜調回廣西省隊。
    據本報獲得獨家消息,有“甜美兒”之稱的周蜜,私底下想向目前在大馬擔任高水平單打教練的李矛學習,已于昨日飛抵吉隆坡,並且將在大馬逗留一個月。 葉錦福表示,這是周蜜的私人要求,藉著這個機會,安排她擔任我國首號女單黃妙珠的陪練員,希望妙珠能在這短暫的一個月內,好好利用。
     
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    wow,that's quite surprising....
     
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    That is really nice to hear. Testing ground for ZhouMi...
     
  4. jamesd20

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    Anyone got time for a translation? Please;)
     
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    how old is zhou mi huh???older than zhang ning???
     
  6. xijiayu

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    Zhou Mi went to Malaysia to learn from Li Mao and YKH has requested her to become sparring partner for WMC. She will stay in Malaysia for one month and YKH hopes WMC could capitalise on this opportunity to learn from her.
     
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    As reported, 27.
     
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    I find it surprising that Zhou Mi wants to learn from Li Mao. As reported in some of the earlier threads here in BF, Li Mao's emphasis is on pace, coming on as BAM's high performance coach.

    Considering Zhou Mi's knee injury, I am afraid it might be suicidal to train under a coach whose personal emphasis is on pace.

    Then again, maybe Li Mao emphasized pace because Malaysian MS players are most lacking in this department. Perhaps he is really good at tailoring training regimes for players suffering from chronic injuries? (which brings to mind Wong Mew Choo's knee injury, and the fact that she now trains under Li Mao).
     
  9. jug8man

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    Maybe Li Mao not only focuses on the many paces and changing paces on court, but also the pace of the strokes.

    It was him i believe stated in the papers saying Lee Chong Wei needed to increase the pace (or another word) of his smashes or shots.

    The Borneon BaddyNut
     
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    i thot lcw is pretty quick already.
    More speed cries li mao versus more fancy stroke for hafiz:p
     
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    What type of knee injury is affecting Zhou Mi and Wong Mew Choo?

     
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    That news was when Li Mao just came to as Malaysian Singles Coach.

    Cheers
     
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    Does the report indicate that Zhou Mi will be representing Malaysia? Personally I doubt that, and I also doubt that Zhou Mi will return to the China team after taking advice from Li Mao, since LYB (who would have final say on ZM returning) is not on best terms with LM.

    Maybe Zhou Mi is simply there to spar with WMC, and pick up a few tips before moving to Europe or elsewhere?
     
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    wow, its good for WMC :D Hope WMC will appreaciates tis opportunity :D
     
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    If it is not too much to ask Ykh should also include Julia Wong and Lydia Cheah.
     
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    It didn't mention that ZM will represent msia and I doubt she is able to do so. I think she is only in msia for a short period and may go back to China later. Personally, I like to see her taking up a coaching job in msia since we have some potential young WS players, like Julia and Lydia. Her experience could benefit them a lot.
     
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    Why not just hire Zhou Ming as singles coach for Mal....
     
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    China’s star Zhou Mi to spar with Mew Choo


    KUALA LUMPUR: Former women’s world number one Zhou Mi of China is in town. And that's good news for Malaysia's Wong Mew Choo.
    The Chinese player is going to be Mew Choo's sparring partner as the Malaysian prepares for the World Championships in Madrid from Sept 18-24.
    MONTH-LONG STINT: Former China’s world No. 1 Zhou Mi is here as a sparring partner.
    Yesterday, Mew Choo began her one-month sparring stint with the 2004 Athens Olympic Games bronze medallist at Gymnasium Two in Bukit Jalil.
    Besides Mew Choo, Malaysia will also be represented by M. Sutheaswari at the world meet.
    National chief coach Yap Kim Hock said that Zhou Mi would continue to train in Malaysia under national men's singles coach Li Mao.
    And she may well represent Malaysia in the future.
    “Zhou Mi left the Chinese national team last year. She was down with knee injury. She is training on her own now. She has asked to stay here and spar with our women's singles for a month,” said Kim Hock.
    “The BAM (Badminton Association of Malaysia) have agreed to it.
    “The quality of her play is still high. Chinese women’s singles players are always known for their prowess and it is good for Mew Choo to spar with her.”
    BAM president Datuk Nadzmi Salleh said they were open to the idea of hiring Zhou Mi either as a player or a coach.
    “At the moment, we have agreed with Zhou Mi to a one-month training stint. But we are always open to ideas,” he said. If Zhou Mi plays under the Malaysian banner, she will be the first foreign woman shuttler to do so.

    source: www.thestar.com.my

    Very interesting development!
     

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    glad to see that Zhou Mi is still in the news. she was one of my favorite players.

    as for playing for MAS, why not? US can hire foreign players, so can MAS!
     
  20. jamesd20

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    But the US is not a major power in Badminton with a strong team. MAS is, It would be a serious admission of failure by the BAM to have to bring in a player who was not developed under their own system.

    Bringing in foreign coaches is common for most badminton nations except INA and CHN, but bringing in foreign players is not.
     

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