Li Li (badminton)

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Li Li
Personal information
Birth name 李理
Country  Singapore
Born (1983-07-07) July 7, 1983 (age 34)
Wuhan, China
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Li Li (Chinese: 李理; pinyin: Lǐ Lǐ; born July 7, 1983) is a Singaporean badminton player. Li was born in Wuhan, China and moved to Singapore in 1997. She became a Singapore citizen in 2002.[1]

Li won the 2002 Commonwealth Games women's singles gold medal by beating favourite Tracey Hallam of England in four sets, causing a major upset for the home team.[2] It was the first Commonwealth Games badminton gold for Singapore.[1]

Li was part of the women's team at the 2003 Southeast Asian Games which won the gold medal. Li also played at the 2004 Summer Olympics, losing to Gong Ruina of China in the round of 32. At the 2006 Asian Games, she was part of the women's team which emerged runner-up.[1]

Li resigned from the Singapore Badminton Association in January 2008 and returned to Wuhan.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Li Li quits national squad". The Straits Times. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Singles gold for Li Li". BBC. August 4, 2002. Retrieved May 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Li Li quits". Asiaone. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 

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