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  1. Her medal was gold, her can wasn't

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen chen.binglin@scmp.com All that glisters is not gold, as former Olympic judo champion Zhuang Xiaoyan learned the hard way. Zhuang, who triumphed at the 1992 Olympics ... the Huashang Morning News in Shenyang, Liaoning province, reported. Zhuang is now a coach at a sports college in Shenyang. A staff member from Jianlibao's general manager's office said ...

  2. Sport - Tennis - US Open

    Li Na beaten by British teenager Laura Robson at US Open

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Li Na needs break after shock defeat Li Na will take a break from tennis otherwise the sport will "kill" her after she was sent packing by British teenager Laura Robson. Ninth seed Li was beaten in the third round 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 by 18-year-old Robson, the world number 89, who had also defeated triple US Open champion Kim Clijsters ...

  3. Badminton legend Li Lingwei wins IOC seat

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa in London kinwa.chan@scmp.com Former badminton world champion Li Lingwei of China never had the chance to compete at the Games during her playing career, but yesterday she won ... Tsun-ting. 'Li was a very famous athlete in her younger days and has served sports for many years,' said Fok. 'She has gained vast popularity in her sport and we are happy to see her ...

  4. Wembley Arena feels like home, says Li

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa in London kinwa.chan@scmp.com Wembley Arena might seem a world away from Beijing, but China badminton head coach Li Yongbo feels right at 'home' as his charges prepare for their London Games campaign this week. Completing their first training session at the north-west London venue yesterday after their arrival on Monday, the team are ready to defend ...

  5. Li Na paid price for being honest

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or her feet to appear gracious in victory or defeat and avoid controversy. Ask French open champion Li Na, who has been pilloried online by compatriots for a lack of patriotism after reported comments at a press conference at a tournament in California. In saying she competed as an individual and not as a representative of China, Li was stating a fact of the circuit. But she has paid ...

  6. Heartbreaking loss for Ma

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nan claimed her fifth women's doubles title in a row after partner Zhang Yining and she beat compatriots Guo Yue and Li Xiaoxia 4-0 in the final. In the men's singles final, Wang ... Zhuang Zedong won in 1961, 1963 and 1965. It was the fifth time that China have returned from a world event with a perfect haul of five gold medals after earlier feats in 1981, 1995, 1999, 2001 ...

  7. Li Na points way for sports reform

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... But there is some publicity money cannot buy- not even the vast amounts Beijing pours into its state sport system to produce Olympic champions. We are of course talking about the recognition generated by Li Na's feat in becoming the first Chinese to win a grand slam tennis title in the French Open tournament. What sets Li apart is that she is not a product of the system, having long since become ...

  8. Li Na's singles success fires ambitions of HK youngsters

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... playing tennis. Twenty-two years later, China's Li Na, 29, won the women's title at this month's French Open to become her nation's first grand-slam singles champion. Her ... Two of Hong Kong's top junior players, Leung Lok-sze and Kelvin Lam Siu-fai, told Young Post they have been inspired by Li's achievement. 'Li Na has taught me that we need ...

  9. Game over, careers begin

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the provincial sports administration in his home province of Hunan. Business: Use the bonus as start- up capital for your own business. Li Ning, who launched a sportswear line bearing his name, is the most successful example. Your sporting background gives you an edge when dealing with officials. But it's risky and business smarts are necessary. Zhuang Yong (below) is another case. ...

  10. athlete of the week

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Name Teresa Chung Yan-ting School Diocesan Girls' School Grade Form Six Sport Swimming Achievements Teresa, 18, competes as a backstroke and freestyle swimmer for Hong Kong. In 2009, she was fifth in the 200m backstroke final for girls age ...




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