Jia Rui SLM (Chinese: 贾瑞; pinyin: Jiǎ Ruì; born February 18, 1987), is a retired professional wushu taolu athlete from Macau.[1] He was one of the most dominant wushu taolu athletes of the 2000s and the early 2010s, and won the first gold medal for Macau at the Asian Games.[2][3]

Jia Rui
Personal information
Born (1987-02-18) 18 February 1987 (age 34)
Kaifeng, Hunan Province, China
Alma materMacao Polytechnic Institute
Sport
SportWushu
Event(s)Changquan, Daoshu, Gunshu
TeamMacau Wushu Team (2003-2014)

CareerEdit

Early CareerEdit

Jia started practising wushu taolu at the age of five.[2] In 2003, the 17-year-old Jia travelled to Macau through a foreign exchange programme between the Chinese Wushu Association (CWA) and the Macau wushu team. Jia then entered the Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) while training wushu intensively.[4]

2005-2010Edit

Jia’s international debut was at the 2005 East Asian Games where he won a gold medal in changquan, a silver medal in the daoshu and gunshu combined event, and a bronze medal in duilian.[5] He then competed at the 2005 World Wushu Championships where he won a silver medal in daoshu and a bronze medal in gunshu.[6] With these achievements, the Macau SAR government awarded Jia a certificate of merit.[7] At the 2006 Asian Games the following year, he won the silver medal in men's changquan all-around.[8] A year later at the 2007 World Wushu Championships, he became the world champion in gunshu and won a silver medal in daoshu.[9] The same year, it was also arranged for him to participate in the torch relay for the 2008 Summer Olympics.[10]

With his victories in the world championships, he qualified for the 2008 Beijing Wushu Tournament, where he earned the silver medal in the men's daoshu and gunshu combined event.[11][12] That same year, he was a triple medallist at the Asian Wushu Championships. Returning to the East Asian Games in 2009, he achieved the same result of a gold medal in changquan and a silver medal in daoshu and gunshu.[13] That same year at the 2009 World Wushu Championships, he was the world champion in daoshu and also won two silver medals in changquan and gunshu.[14] A year later, Jia competed at the 2010 World Combat Games and won the gold medal in the changquan event.[15] A few months later at the 2010 Asian Games, he made history by winning the first gold medal for Macau at the Asian Games, doing so in the daoshu and gunshu combined event.[16]

2010-2014Edit

Following his win at the Asian Games, he competed in the 2011 World Wushu Championships and once again was the world champion in gunshu and additionally won two silver medals in changquan and daoshu.[17] A year later, he won a gold medal in daoshu and a bronze medal in gunshu at the 2012 Asian Wushu Championships. A year later at the 2013 East Asian Games, he won two gold medals in his speciality events and a bronze medal in duilian.[18] He was also the world champion in gunshu for the third time at the 2013 World Wushu Championships.[19] Jia's last major international competition was at the 2014 Asian Games where he won a silver medal in changquan.[20] He subsequently retired from competition and began coaching young athletes.[10]

HonoursEdit

Awarded by the Macau SAR Government

Macau Outstanding Athletes Election

  • Honorary Athletes Awards: Elected 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
  • Most Popular Athletes: Bronze Award (2011)[23]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jia Rui despede-se da competição aos 27 anos | Revista Macau" (in European Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-02-13.
  2. ^ a b "Jia Rui Quer Voltar a Trazer Ouro Para Macau". Plataforma Media (in Portuguese). 2014-09-21. Retrieved 2021-02-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "河南省人民政府门户网站 开封人贾瑞帮中国澳门队实现金牌零的突破". www.henan.gov.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 2021-02-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Honours Forum - Jia Rui" (PDF). University of Macau. 2018-04-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "第4回東アジア大会武術太極拳套路競技成績一覧" [4th East Asian Tournament Wushu Taolu Taolu Competition Results List] (PDF). Japan Wushu & Taijiquan Federation (in Japanese). 2005. Retrieved 2021-06-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "8th World Wushu Championships, 2005, Results" (PDF). International Wushu Federation. Retrieved 2021-09-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ a b "Boletim Oficial da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau" (PDF). imprensa.macau.gov.mo (in Portuguese). 2005-12-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Asian Games: Wushu results from 15th Asian Games". Kyodo News. Japan Economic Newswire. 2006-12-14. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
  9. ^ "9th World Wushu Championships, 2007, Beijing, China, Results" (PDF). International Wushu Federation. Retrieved 2021-09-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ a b do Rosario, Louise (2014-10-15). "FEATURE | Jia Rui – From teenage athlete to gold medalist". Macau Daily Times. Retrieved 2021-02-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "C14AJ_Two Events Combined Results_Men's Daoshu & Gunshu". The official website of the BEIJING 2008 Olympic Games. 2008-08-21. Archived from the original on 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2021-02-25.
  12. ^ "China, Russia win first wushu golds". CCTV International. 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2021-02-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "第5回東アジア競技大会・成績一覧 2009.12.11〜13 中国香港" [5th East Asia Competition ・ Results List 2009.12.11-13 China Hong Kong] (PDF). Japan Wushu Taijiquan Federation (in Japanese). 2009-12-13. Retrieved 2021-07-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "10th World Wushu Championships, 2009, Toronto, Canada, Results" (PDF). International Wushu Federation. Retrieved 2021-09-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ "贾瑞为澳门夺得亚运首金:澳门为他创造机会 - 港澳新闻 - 新闻资讯_添财网". news.tiancai18.com (in Chinese). 2010-11-17. Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2021-02-13.
  16. ^ ""Rookie" Kan secures China's third Wushu gold at Guangzhou Asiad". Xinhua News Agency. 14 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  17. ^ "11th World Wushu Championships, 2011, Ankara, Turkey, Results" (PDF). International Wushu Federation. Retrieved 2021-09-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. ^ "第6回東アジア競技大会・成績一覧" [List of 6th East Asian Games / Results] (PDF). Japan Wushu Taijiquan Federation (in Japanese). 2013-10-08. Retrieved 2021-07-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. ^ "12th World Wushu Championships, 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Results" (PDF). International Wushu Federation. Retrieved 2021-09-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  20. ^ "Men's Changquan Results" (PDF). Incheon 2014 official website. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  21. ^ "Cerimónia de Imposição de Medalhas e Títulos Honoríficos do Ano 2007 - Website de Gabinete de Comunicação Social do Governo da RAEM". Gabinete de Comunicação Social (in Portuguese). 2008-01-25. Retrieved 2021-02-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  22. ^ "Vidas de mérito | Revista Macau" (in European Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-02-13.
  23. ^ "正報-2011-12-08 第二版 傑出運動員選舉揭曉". Jornal Cheng Pou (in Chinese). 2016-09-15. Archived from the original on 2016-09-15. Retrieved 2021-02-13.