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01-29-2007, 02:27 PM #1
Chen Hong's interview on retirement and future plans
May be someone can help translate?
Title: Chen Hong: Retirement is just a matter of paperwork; Not ruling out going to Taiwan.
1米82的身高展示著運動員完美的身材，帥氣的臉龐透露著自信和平和。當一身休閒裝的陳宏剎然站在你面前時 ，很難讓人把他和一位30歲的即將退役的老將聯 系起來。昨日，記者在北京天壇公寓見到了剛剛從韓國回到北京不久的陳宏，在經歷了馬來西亞的退賽和韓國站比 賽首輪被淘汰後，他首次面對面接受了記者的採 訪，談起了自己的過去現在和未來。 韓國站是最後國際賽 記者：什麼時候到的北京，是你自 己回來的嗎？
陳宏：嗯，應該說是國際賽的最後一站。我以後還會參加一些民間對抗賽，教教球，也可能參加一些省里的比 賽，可能也包括全運會。我更期待享受羽毛球，對 于競爭和壓力下的羽毛球已經感到厭煩。我熱愛羽毛球，不管在地球的哪個角落我都離不開羽毛球。 退役就差 手續問題 記者：這兩天在北京做些什麼呢？有 沒有訓練？
陳宏：分階段吧，最早是父親對我影響比較大，然後我經歷了很多教練，他們對我的關心對我的幫助都很多。 現在妻子的想法可能更會影響我，但不能說改變我。 不排除去台灣的可能 記者：談談李永波 教練？
陳宏：對于老隊員來說，外界很多因素都會影響，很難保証。年輕人參加奧運會可以鍛煉可以吸取經驗，對于 一個老隊員來說，如果奧運會參加完就退役，你說 是不是把機會就浪費了，我也是從年輕過來的，我理解教練員這種想法，但我不認可這種想法。張寧打到30歲， 但是她的對手有誰？男單呢，陶菲克、李崇偉、李 炫一、蓋德等強手就有十幾個，自己的隊員里也有五六個差不多同一水平的，對于30歲的運動員來說，體力、恢 複、傷病多方面問題都需要克服。
陳宏：感謝領導的重視和信任，給我這個崗位，解決了我的後顧之憂。但是如果讓我選擇的話我更願意做一些 實際的事情，更能發揮我做運動員價值的東西，比如說當教練教教球，把我的經驗和技術傳給下一代 。
陳宏：主要是先解決一些生活問題吧，畢竟我的妻子在台灣，如果我留在福建，肯定要解決兩地分居的問題。 因為這些年一直在外面打比賽，很少有時間解決一些問題，我目前在福州還沒有一套自己的房子，所以需要面對的 問題和困難很多。
01-29-2007, 03:45 PM #2
Here it is, I hope I did ok. It's my first translation. =)
182 cm tall represents a perfect athleteís body, a handsome face showing confidence and peace. When Chen Hong is standing in front of you in plain clothes, itís hard to relate him to a 30 year old soon to be retired veteran. Our reporter caught up with Chen in Beijing whom just came back from Korea Open. After the Malaysianís pull out and Koreaís Open first round lost, he faces the questions from reporters for the first time, talking about the past and the future.
Korea is the last international tournament.
Reporter: When did you get back, and did you come back alone?
CH: I arrived on the 26th 4pm. Those of us that lost also came back.
R: With your skills, why did you lose in the first round in Korea Open?
CH: Win or lose, isnít it the same to me? What is the difference between losing in the first round and reaching the final? Winning and losing is not important to me anymore. Ranking is also not important.
R: Korea is your last tournament?
CH: Yes, it should be my last international tournament. I will participate in some local tournaments, coaching, maybe some provincial tournaments. I am looking forward to enjoy badminton, I am tired of competition and stressful badminton. I love badminton, anywhere in the world, I canít leave badminton. Retirement is just a matter of paperwork now.
R: What did you do these couple of days in Beijing? Still in training?
CH: I just came back from the gym, just to keep in shape and to gather some personal belongings.
R: Has the application to retire been approved yet? Are they waiting for the team to finish the KO?
CH: It hasnít been approved yet, only some procedures left.
R: If you have children in the future, will you let them play badminton?
CH: I will respect their choices, and depends on their hobby.
R: Can you talk about the most important people in your badminton career?
CH: My dad has the most impact during the early days of my career. Then there are many coaches, their care have helped a lot. My wifeís thoughts has a lot of impact on me nowadays, but not to say it has changed me.
Not ruling out going to Taiwan.
R: Can you talk about LYB?
CH: Same, I mentioned that I have many coaches that has been very caring.
R: Isnít it not too hard to maintain your current condition until 2008 Olympics? Zhang Ling is 30 yrs old and has done the same.
CH: To a veteran, there is a lot of outside influence, itís hard to guarantee. Youngster joining the Olympics for training and experience, but to a veteran, itís a waste of opportunity to retire after the Olympics, donít you think? I was young once, I understand coachís thinking, but I donít agree to it. Zhang Ling is playing at 30, but what competition does she have? In men singles there are Taufik, Gade, LCW, Lee Hyun II, and many other high level players. Not to mention there are 5 or 6 teammates there are around the same level. To a 30 year old athlete, stamina, recovery, and injury are things that have to be overcome.
R: Are you going to work in Fujian after retirement?
CH: Thanks of the management for entrusting me this position, thus resolving my worries. But if I can choose, I would do something more practical, something that can utilize my value as an athlete, such as being a coach, passing on my knowledge to the next generation.
R: Have you done anything related to that?
CH: Lately just solving my living problem, my wife is living in Taiwan. We will have to deal with separation if I stay in Fujian. I have been playing tournaments for a year, so I didnít have much time to deal with such issues. I currently donít have a house in Fujian, so there are many living problems still to be resolved.
R: Is it possible to go to Taiwan? Your wife has a job there too.
CH: I canít rule out that possibility, no matter what, I look forward to my new life. But there will be a lot of choices that I will have to consider.
01-29-2007, 03:54 PM #3
Chen Hong's tone seems to indicate that he is a bit burned out and he wants to have a change in his life. his marriage also contributed to that thinking.
wish him luck with his immediate issues as well as luck for the longer term future, wherever he may end up!
01-29-2007, 04:18 PM #4
Originally Posted by kwun
Regardless, best wishes to him and his new wife.
01-29-2007, 06:46 PM #5
May he and his wife move to Vancouver !
01-29-2007, 09:12 PM #6
My Fujianese friends say that in Fujian if a man is still single after he passes the age of 30, he will find it very difficult to find any girl who will marry him.
01-29-2007, 09:29 PM #7
Originally Posted by taneepak
01-30-2007, 12:06 AM #8
Originally Posted by cooler
01-30-2007, 12:28 AM #9
Thanks for the article & translation...
...Shiryu, thanks for sharing the article and doing double-task(w/the translation) ...Yah, life after pro badminton...CHN squad will surely miss a great & talented player like CH, but i guess that's just reality..Wish him and his new bride to settle down together soon & have a happy future together..
*Btw, if he & his wife want to come to U.S. and make coaching as their next careers, we'd gladly accept them(i'm sure places like NorCal or East Coast/N.Y. area can use their talents)...hehe
Last edited by ctjcad; 01-30-2007 at 12:42 AM.
01-30-2007, 04:59 AM #10
Poor Chen Hong. I feel so sorry for him, anyways wish him the very best in life and career..............
01-30-2007, 12:10 PM #11
He is still good enough to be the #2 player in badminton power houses like Indonesia, Malaysia and Denmark, and #1 player in the rest of the world. Life is really not that easy in Chinese badminton team.
01-30-2007, 12:22 PM #12
Somehow, to me, CH sounds like to "be real", which seems he might seeking chances to use his skill (playing or coaching) to earn some better living. Therefore, won't be surprised to see he moves to another nation or so, but highly not TW (we know the reason, right?), though.
01-30-2007, 05:08 PM #13
It is sad hearing the news and seeing one of the best player in the world walking off the stage.
But wish him luck and all the best in the future with his new marriage!
01-31-2007, 02:20 AM #14
seems like there's no turning back and what he really wants is just to move on in his life....
good choice by CHen Hong but bad for badminton...
All the best to Chen Hong... He will be missed... Rite??
01-31-2007, 01:02 PM #15
CH was born on the 28 November 1979 so is now 27 years old.
Why do people (and actually himself too) refer to him as a 30 year old? although I got his points for retiring, I don't see why he undrestimates himself so much.. Some players would actually reach their peak form at 27 (youth plus good experience). Apparently this is not an option for a chinese MS player..
well i think i'm just angry/sad i won't see him around anymore...
02-01-2007, 01:42 AM #16
CH's retirement was so suddenly. LYB must be disappointed because nothing he can do to stop CH. Although, CHN still has LD-BCL-CJ-CY but undoubtedly without CH, it can reduce CHN MS power automatically. CH can beat current all top-players and for this reason LYB wants CH keep stay in national squad.
I'm agree about CH's statement that he and Zhang Ning are totally different. Competition in MS is far tighter than WS so age/stamina holding urgent role to continue career as an athlete. And it's wise decision from CH to quit.
LYB probably will release new youngster to fill MS back-up in several tourneys outside SuperSeries. We'll see who are they in next couple of months?
Maybe it's difficult thing to decide for CH but life must go on - time to say goodbye!
02-02-2007, 07:18 AM #17
I 'm seriously gonna miss him. After he announced his retirement, I was hoping to see him play one more time. Pity!!! Though it is quite an odd time to retire, in the beginning of 2007. All the best!!
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