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12-02-2004, 06:36 AM #1
Xie Xingfang ( 谢杏芳 )
do any ppl have Xie Xingfang special picture ? not onli badminton photo , herslef photo also can , thx
12-02-2004, 06:42 AM #2
Xie Xing Fang
i saw some of her pictures www.badmintonplanet.com 's forum, you can go and take a look.
12-02-2004, 05:56 PM #3
Originally Posted by fanatico
12-03-2004, 09:00 AM #4
i think i might've posted this pic before...its a pic of her during the chinese new year celebration or something...unfortunately, i cant find a pic that shows her face lol...
btw, i gotta say that the forum on badminton planet is nowhere near as good as this one (thumbs up, kwun!)...just take a look at this thread,
...i cant believe that the mods haven't deleted it...
anyway, enjoy the pic...
edit...it seems as if the pic won't attach...so just take a look here: http://www.cttbi.com/tp/tpxs1.asp?id=1832
Last edited by - 73* -; 12-03-2004 at 09:07 AM.
12-04-2004, 02:52 AM #5
Originally Posted by - 73* -
04-21-2009, 05:27 PM #6
So, is this the official thread? Hard to believe XXF has been so neglected.
Anyway, she is too busy checking out her new racket to worry about this
04-21-2009, 05:38 PM #7
04-22-2009, 08:48 AM #8
Xie XF looks more pretty with long hair.. any pict ???
04-22-2009, 09:10 AM #9
04-22-2009, 09:21 AM #10
well , i prefter girls with long hair .......
07-05-2009, 03:06 AM #11
The other half of the current Olympic MS champ..
..at this yr's S'pore Open..pics courtesy of gettyimages.com
07-05-2009, 05:22 AM #12
07-05-2009, 05:59 AM #13
the last picture, if I don't know Xie Xingfang, I thought she is following the 'PUNK' style
07-05-2009, 08:56 AM #14
that's cool .....afro style..
07-05-2009, 09:22 AM #15
07-05-2009, 09:55 AM #16
it's cool...but not everyone is suitable for afro style.. imagine Simon Cowell with mullet & beard... disaster...
09-04-2009, 12:19 AM #17
One lovebird ready to fly the badminton nest
Updated: 2009-09-04 10:57
Chinese badminton coach Li Yongbo revealed on Wednesday that former women's world No 1 Xie Xingfang will hang up her racquets after October's National Games; meaning she will live a different lifestyle to boyfriend, Lin Dan.
The love birds have been in the spotlight, on and off court, since their romance came to light in 2004.
Their most memorable moment came in 2006 when they both won World Championship singles titles in Madrid.
But fans will have no chance to see them compete in the same China team again as Xie, who has been struggling for form over the past two years, bid farewell to the national team after last month's World Championships in Hyderabad, India.
"Xie is veteran player and she was a good role model for a young team," Li said. "She had done everything she could, so she chose to retire from international competition after the World Championships."
Xie and her senior compatriot and rival, Zhang Ning, have been the most dominant women's singles players in the latter part of this decade, though they have been pressed by younger teammates such as Zhu Lin, Lu Lan, Jiang Yanjiao and Wang Yihan in recent times.
Unlike her boyfriend, who is nicknamed "Super Dan" and won last year's Olympic Games crown and last month's World Championships title, Xie was defeated in the final of both tournaments, by Zhang and Lu respectively.
Those losses are believed to have convinced the 28-year-old to call it a day.
"Xie has proved she is one of the best players in the world," said Li. "We respect her decision. The October National Games are likely to be her last tournament. I believe she will continue to devote herself to the sport in a different way."
Lin 'the talent'
To coach Li's delight, Lin is still dominant in the sport and he believes the "rare talent" will continue to reign supreme.
"Lin is one of the few brilliant talents in the sport. I can say he is the one whose like has not been seen in the past century," said Li. "I ask all the other Chinese players to learn from Lin his never-say-die spirit and his technique."
Lin won the men's singles gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, the only major title that had eluded him.
Last month, he became the only player in badminton history to win three World Championships singles titles in a row.
Lin is also one of the more controversial players due to his flamboyant personality, on and off the court.
He is known as a temperamental player, occasionally disrupting matches to protest line calls.
He is demonstrative in his celebrations and has a habit of playing to the crowd. After winning the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, he threw his shoes and racquet into the crowd.
Here's the link -- http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/...nt_8655861.htm
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