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 |
|Born||March 13, 1982 (age 40)|
|Curling club||Harbin CC,|
|7 (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017)|
|10 (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016)|
|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. 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.
He is married.
|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||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
|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|
|Masters / World Cup||DNP||Q||DNP||DNP||DNP||SF||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
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- 2017 Ford Worlds Media Guide: Team China
- "Chinese curling attracts younger crowd". China Daily. 2007-11-29. Retrieved 3 March 2010.