Liu Rui (simplified Chinese: 刘锐; traditional Chinese: 劉銳; pinyin: Liú Ruì; born March 13, 1982 in Harbin, Heilongjiang; sometimes known as Rui Lui) is a Chinese curler. He was the skip of the Chinese men's Olympic Curling Team at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Liu Rui
刘锐
 
Liu Rui (curler).PNG
BornMarch 13, 1982 (1982-03-13) (age 40)
Team
Curling clubHarbin CC,
Harbin, Heilongjiang
SkipLiu Rui
ThirdXu Xiaoming
SecondJiang Dongxu
LeadZang Jialiang
AlternateMa Yanlong
Career
World Championship
appearances
7 (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017)
Pacific-Asia Championship
appearances
10 (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016)
Olympic
appearances
2 (2010, 2014)

Liu played in his first World Curling Championships in 2008, playing third for Fengchun Wang. The team lost in the bronze medal game to Norway, settling for fourth place. After a slow start in the 2009 Ford World Men's Curling Championship, Liu switched to throw 4th stones while skip Fengchun Wang continued to call the game and throw 3rd stones.[1] The team struggled, placing 9th. The team represented China at the 2010 Winter Olympics, with Liu throwing last rocks and Wang continuing to skip. The team finished 8th with a 2-7 record.

After the Olympics, Liu took over skipping the team, leading China at the 2010 World Men's Curling Championship, placing 11th. He led China to a 6th place finish at the 2012 World Men's Curling Championship, the 2013 Ford World Men's Curling Championship and at the 2014 World Men's Curling Championship.

Personal lifeEdit

He is married.[2]

TeamsEdit

Event Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Result
2002 PCC Xu Xiaoming Wang Fengchun Zhu Yu Liu Rui Ma Yongjun 5th (3–7)
2005 PCC Xu Xiaoming Li Hongchen Wang Fengchun Liu Rui Ma Yongjun 4th (5–4)
2006 PCC Wang Binjiang Wang Fengchun Xu Xiaoming Liu Rui Zang Jialiang 3rd (5–4)
2007 AWG Wang Binjiang Wang Fengchun Liu Rui Xu Xiaoming Zang Jialiang 3rd (4–3)
2007 PCC[3] Wang Fengchun Xu Xiaoming Liu Rui Zhang Zhipeng Zang Jialiang 1st (6–2)
2008 WCC Wang Fengchun Liu Rui Xu Xiaoming Zang Jialiang Li Dongyan 4th (7–6)
2008 PCC Wang Fengchun Liu Rui Xu Xiaoming Zang Jialiang Chen Lu'an 1st (10–3)
2009 Winter Universiade Wang Fengchun Liu Rui Xu Xiaoming Zang Jialiang Chen Lu'an 3rd (8–4)
2009 WCC Wang Fengchun Liu Rui Xu Xiaoming Zang Jialiang Chen Lu'an 9th (4–7)
2009 PCC Wang Fengchun Liu Rui Xu Xiaoming Li Hongchen Zang Jialiang 1st (12–0)
2010 OWG Liu Rui Wang Fengchun Xu Xiaoming Zang Jialiang Li Hongchen T-8th (2–7)
2010 WCC Liu Rui Xu Xiaoming Wang Fengchun Zang Jialiang Ba Dexin 11th (3–8)
2011 PCC Liu Rui Xu Xiaoming Ba Dexin Chen Lu'an Zang Jialiang 1st (11–1)
2012 WCC Liu Rui Xu Xiaoming Ba Dexin Zang Jialiang Chen Lu'an 6th (6–5)
2012 PCC Liu Rui Xu Xiaoming Zang Jialiang Ba Dexin Zou Dejia 1st (8–1)
2013 WCC Liu Rui Xu Xiaoming Ba Dexin Zang Jialiang Zou Dejia 6th (6–5)
2013 PCC Liu Rui Xu Xiaoming Ba Dexin Zang Jialiang Zou Dejia 1st (8–4)
2014 OWG Liu Rui Xu Xiaoming Ba Dexin Zang Jialiang Zou Dejia 4th (7–4)
2014 WCC Liu Rui Xu Xiaoming Ba Dexin Zang Jialiang Zou Dejia 6th (6–5)
2017 WCC Liu Rui Xu Xiaoming Ba Dexin Zang Jialiang Zou Qiang 5th (6–5)

Liu was also part of the 2008 Continental Cup of Curling.

Grand Slam recordEdit

Key
C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
Masters / World Cup DNP Q DNP DNP DNP SF DNP DNP DNP DNP
The National Q DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Q
Canadian Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Q
Players' DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Graveland, Bill (2009-04-06). "Canada wins fifth straight at world men's curling championship". Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada: The Canadian Press. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
  2. ^ 2017 Ford Worlds Media Guide: Team China
  3. ^ "Chinese curling attracts younger crowd". China Daily. 2007-11-29. Retrieved 3 March 2010.

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