Li Li (badminton)

Li Li (Chinese: 李理; pinyin: Lǐ Lǐ; born 7 July 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 Li
Personal information
Birth name李理
Country Singapore
Born (1983-07-07) 7 July 1983 (age 37)
Wuhan, China
BWF profile

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 took the bronze medal.[1]

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

AchievementsEdit

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2005 Cheers Asian Satellite   Xing Aiying 11–7, 9–11, 11–5   Winner
2005 Iran Fajr International   Shinta Mulia Sari   Winner
2004 Croatian International   Jiang Yanmei 11–1, 13–12   Winner
2004 Finnish International   Jiang Yanmei 4–11, 4–11   Runner-up
2004 Iran Fajr International   Jiang Yanmei 11–9, 11–8   Winner
2003 Singapore Satellite   Jiang Yanmei 11—1, 11–5   Winner
2002 Singapore Satellite   Xiao Luxi   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  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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