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05-17-2006, 10:08 AM #1
Zhang Ning Appointed Coach of Women's Team
Olympic champion Zhang Ning has been appointed to coach the Chinese women's national team.
Zhang Ning, who joined her teammates to win China its fifth consecutive Uber Cup title on May 7, hopes that she can impart to the youngsters the lessons she learned when competing in the Olympic Games.
In addition to her coaching job, Zhang will also continue to do her own training, as she aims to defend her title at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Zhang, 31, is currently the top singles player in the world. She took the women's singles title at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, and helped China to win two consecutive Uber Cups in 2004 and then 2006.
05-17-2006, 10:12 AM #2
Zhang Ning as coach
Gee I hope it doesn't impact on her own training schedule. She is 31, so keeping her focus and fitness should be number one priority, not trying to think of her future job once retired!
Did you hear Gong Ruina is a commentator now.
05-17-2006, 10:41 AM #3Originally Posted by Robbo77
06-02-2006, 05:01 AM #4
I think she has make herself a badminton legend already! Together with former team members like Ge Fei/Gu Jun, Ye Zhao Ying, Gong Zhi Zhao..... though she rise abit later than them....
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