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Wen 丨 Xiaofeng Wanyue
At the 1994 Hiroshima Asian Games, Deng Yaping, the proud Chinese and the "big devil" of the table tennis world, was defeated by Japanese players in the competition!
What is infuriating is that the Japanese player is not a bystander, but He Zhili, who made a mistake and was expelled from the Chinese national team.
This incident left deep scars in the hearts of fans! So far, many people can't forget this "white-eyed wolf"!
"The defecting national hand" He Zhili
One autumn day in 1964, a little girl named He Zhili was born in Luwan District, Shanghai.
He Zhili has shown amazing table tennis talent since she was a child, with outstanding hands-grabbing skills and quick movements.
At the age of 13, Ho Zhili entered Luwan District Amateur Sports School for professional training.
After that, she was selected for the mainland table tennis national team as she wished.
She trains hard, repeating boring basic movement training day after day.
She is always the first to come and the last to go, practicing for an extra few hours a day.
Gradually, He Zhili's technology matured day by day, and his speed and strength were greatly improved.
In the 1982 World Table Tennis Championships, 18-year-old He Zhili won the third place in the women's singles in one fell swoop, successfully proving her strength.
Two years later, at the Los Angeles Olympics, He Zhili made it all the way to the final and fought to the death with teammate Chen Jing.
In the end, Ho Zhili lost 2-3 and won a silver medal.
In this final, He Zhili did her best, and although she was unwilling after five games, she knew that she had done her best.
In order not to experience such regrets in the future, she worked harder on every training session.
Gradually, she became synonymous with "China's first female general" in the 80s.
She is on par with two other "Golden Flower" Dai Lili and Guan Jianhua, and is recognized as one of the three major female players in the world table tennis arena.
In 1987, He Zhili participated in the World Table Tennis Championships in New Delhi, which was an important turning point in her career.
The "three female generals" entered the semifinals together and met Yang Youngja, a strong opponent from South Korea.
The coaching staff originally set a meticulous tactical deployment: hoping to use "wheel battles" to easily take down opponents.
However, the enthusiastic He Zhili had a strong desire to win or lose in her heart, and she ignored the coach's "tactics" and fought to the death.
In the end, he reached the final and eventually won his first world championship.
But ignoring the coach's arrangement made her teammates and coaches very dissatisfied.
After returning to China, she received a ban penalty notice and was disqualified from participating in the Seoul Olympics.
Ho Zhili was angry and sad, she felt that she just wanted to win, what was wrong with this?
Since then, she has developed a different heart and often does things that are out of line.
To everyone's surprise, she soon announced her retirement and made a decision that was difficult for the Chinese people to accept.
Married to the Japanese Hideyuki Oyama, withdrew from the national team, and changed her name to Tomori Koyama.
I thought she was just retiring and marrying, but I didn't expect that soon after, she made a surprising decision and joined the Japanese state!
Since then, he has been labeled a "traitor".
At the 1994 Asian Games in Hiroshima, when Tomori Koyama walked onto the field wearing the Japanese jersey, there was boos in the audience.
In the end, she still won the championship with her strength, but when she won the match, she shouted "Yo West"!
Instantly made Chinese fans vomit!
Two years later, at the Atlanta Olympics, Zhili Koyama once again encountered her old rival Deng Yaping.
The competition was fierce, and Zhili Koyama went all out, but failed to defeat the "Great Devil" Deng Yaping.
After the game, Zhili Koyama bowed deeply to Deng Yaping and expressed her respect, but at this time, how she looked at it was disgusting.
At the Sydney Olympics, Zhili Koyama left silently after playing the Chinese team, ending her last meeting with the Chinese team.
Time flies, and the years are relentless.
In 2000, 38-year-old Zhili Koyama officially announced the hanging auction.
However, after retiring, she began to devote herself to table tennis education in Japan.
In 2008, Tomori Koyama was appointed deputy head coach of the Japanese national team and began coaching a new generation of players.
In 2016, she became head coach of Japan and led the team to its best Olympic results in history.
Today's Zhili Koyama is a big sister in the Japanese table tennis world.
In 2021, 57-year-old Zhili Koyama was interviewed by Chinese media.
Although Tomori Koyama is full of apologies, she has never stopped cultivating Japanese players.
After many years of retirement, she said she still dreams of one day returning to China, regaining those old teammates of her youth, and reliving the past.
However, netizens are very unwilling to buy it, thinking that it is okay to go to any country, but going to Japan alone is unforgivable.
"Asian flying fish" Ning Zetao
Ning Zetao, known as the "Asian flying fish".
In 2009, it was still known for medley events with distances of 200 meters and above.
His training at the time included freestyle, butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and more.
However, because he accidentally sprained his left knee during training, in order to reduce the burden on his knee, he could only temporarily give up medley training.
Instead, focus on short-distance freestyle.
Due to his good talent and very hard training, the transformation was very successful.
In 2013, Ning Zetao frequently won many important competitions at home and abroad.
He won gold at the Asian Swimming Championships and swept the first place in all freestyle sprint events at the East Asian Games.
He not only successfully defended his World Cup Short Course title, but also set Asian records several times in several competitions.
For a time, Ning Zetao became famous and was praised as the "Phelps of Asia" by domestic and foreign media.
But at this time, he accidentally ate ham sausages mixed with clenbuterol, resulting in a failed drug test.
Suffered a one-year ban.
This experience made him depressed and even had the idea of retiring.
Fortunately, with the careful explanation and strong encouragement of coaches and teammates, Ning Zetao gradually regained his confidence in the field.
At the 2015 World Championships, Ning Zetao won two gold medals at home.
In one fell swoop, he became the favorite to win the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
However, at this time, he was expelled from the national team because of a disagreement with the national team leader on the issue of commercial endorsements.
Despite many efforts to regain the qualification.
But Ning Zetao, who is keen on business activities, was unable to perform at his best and eventually failed to win a medal in Rio.
In 2019, Ning Zetao, who was still on the rise of his competitive career, suddenly announced his high-profile retirement on his birthday.
Since then, he has focused on golfing, and has appeared on the cover of fashion magazines many times, earning a considerable income through a large number of commercial endorsements.
Although no longer standing on the Olympic podium, Ning Zetao has always loved the pool.
The legendary life of Poplar
Bai Yang was born in an ordinary family in Baoding, Hebei Province, and her parents saw her as a sports material, so they sent her to play table tennis.
Gifted and hardworking, Poplar quickly stood out in the sport.
Her coach, Tang Yinsheng, took a fancy to her amazing talent for left-handed horizontal rackets and developed a training plan specifically for her.
At the age of 10, Bai Yang won the women's singles championship at the provincial level and won the opportunity to be selected for the provincial team.
The provincial coach adopts a fully enclosed training style, and she is immersed in table tennis training every day from morning to night.
The progress was also visible to the naked eye, and finally he was selected to enter the national team.
When she first joined the national team, Bai Yang performed well, winning the women's doubles and women's team championships at the World Championships, as well as the women's singles runner-up.
At the age of 17, she defeated the "Great Devil" Zhang Yining in the national championship and won her first national championship.
This made her famous.
After that, Bai Yang teamed up with teammate Niu Jianfeng to lead the team to win the women's team championship in the 2001-2002 Chinese Super League.
She has also become a rising star in the table tennis world and a "national table goddess".
But the good times did not last long, and in 2004, Bai Yang's relationship with teammate Ma Lin was exposed, violating the national team's rule that no love is allowed.
In the end, she had no choice but to return to the provincial team, which affected her great future.
After leaving the national team, Poplar fell into confusion and trough for a while.
But her strong character quickly regained her chances and she was determined to regain her chances with the national team through hard training.
After hard work, she was re-selected for the national team, but due to years of vacancy, her strength could no longer match that of her old teammates.
In the last international match, she won the third place in the women's doubles with Niu Jianfeng before officially announcing her retirement.
Failing to realize his dream of becoming a world champion became Poplar's biggest regret.
After retiring, Poplar tried to develop in various fields, but did not achieve any good results.
However, she was not discouraged, and after being confused, she decided to start again and joined the armed police force through the examination.
In the army, Poplar quickly adapted to military life, worked meticulously and was helpful in life.
After that, he met his other half, and the two fell in love at first sight and soon entered into marriage.
After marriage, Poplar set up a happy small family, and his career and love were proud.
With her tenacious and hardworking spirit, Bai Yang has gone through the ups and downs of life and finally reaped happiness and consummation.
Being selected for the national team, their every move represents the honor and dignity of a country.
The spirit of sportsmanship may transcend national borders, but before national honor and national interests, the bottom line must be upheld.