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With the arrival of the Asian Games, table tennis has once again entered people's field of vision.
As the saying goes, where there are people, there are rivers and lakes, and where there are rivers and lakes, there are stories, here, there have been many rumors of discord between coaches and players, and Li Xiaodong, the former coach of National Table Tennis, is such a person.
So, how did he fall out with the Great Demon King Wang Nan at that time, the master and apprentice turned against each other, and how did his daughter go to play abroad?
Become a coach and become a manager
As we all know, the national table tennis coaching staff is a strong team, most of the members of this team are athletes who become coaches after retiring, world championship titles are everywhere, and their coaching ability is also quite outstanding.
Li Xiaodong is the only one in the national table tennis coaching staff who does not have a world championship title, but this does not mean that his coaching ability is not good, on the contrary, his subordinates have brought out many famous world champions, Wang Tao, Wang Liqin was brought out by him.
"My love for table tennis has never changed, but I am more concerned about the education and personal growth of table tennis players!"
This sentence runs through Li Xiaodong's life and is also a true portrayal of his life.
Li Xiaodong, a native of Tangshan, Hebei, has shown his interest in table tennis since he was a child, and at that time, table tennis in the mainland was in its infancy, but he had achieved very good results.
In front of the TV screen, watching those outstanding athletes sweat on the field and win glory for the country, the little Li Xiaodong was deeply moved, participated in the local youth table tennis competitions, and won large and small awards.
However, Li Xiaodong's parents think that table tennis is still not a business, just play, learning is the first priority, for Li Xiaodong to spend too much time on table tennis, they often teach Deng Xiaodong "sticks".
Later, Li Xiaodong's talent was discovered by China's first women's world champion, Qiu Zhonghui, and lobbied his parents, which made Li Xiaodong officially embark on the road of table tennis career.
In this way, coupled with Li Xiaodong's talent and hard work, he soon entered the Beijing team, and under the influence of the times in the Beijing team, he entered a decade of turmoil, and Li Xiaodong's table tennis training stopped.
In the past few years, Li Xiaodong has slowly retired from being a first-line athlete to the background and becoming a coach.
Compared with Li Xiaodong's career as an athlete, it seems that his coaching experience is more outstanding and worthy of attention.
In order to fulfill the dream in his heart, because of his obsession with the championship, Li Xiaodong led the men's table tennis team to win four championships in 1988.
Not only that, the national table tennis meritorious coach Li Xiaodong is the most famous for bringing up Wang Liqin, the champion.
In the national table tennis, he has always been the mentor of the famous Wang Liqin, when Wang Liqin was a little famous, he found his technical characteristics, too easy to be figured out by the opponent, felt some lack of stamina, and slowly began to go downhill and towards the trough.
And every time, Li Xiaodong stood up and pointed out the direction for Wang Liqin to help them clear the fog.
Under the impetus of Li Xiaodong, Wang Liqin has been improving rapidly, in 2001, Wang Liqin won the men's singles, men's doubles, men's team three championships, and later in the Beijing Olympics also showed his skills and won the team world championship.
However, after meeting the Great Demon King Wang Nan, Li Xiaodong's coaching experience did not seem to be so smooth...
Wang Nan is a shining star in the history of mainland female table tennis athletes, and it is also because she has shown talent since she was a child.
She won the women's singles title in Sweden in 1994 and the women's singles title in China the following year.
At the Asian Games in Bangkok in 98, she performed even better, directly winning four championship awards in women's singles and women's doubles mixed doubles, directly Grand Slam, and she was only 20 years old at that time.
Young and good performance, regarded as the future of China's national table tennis future, unlimited prospects, radiant, but also became the coaching staff this a non-negligible existence, and at that time she was catching up with the empty tide period after Deng Yaping's retirement, officially ushered in the era of Wang Nan.
In this way, she began her Olympic journey, and at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Wang Nan shined, reaching the highlight moment, she won the women's singles and women's doubles championships, which only Deng Yaping had before.
At this time, Wang Nan met Li Xiaodong, it can be said that Wang Nan met this new coach at her peak, and she was greeting the praise and flowers all over the world.
At this time, Li Xiaodong has been in office since the Sydney Olympics and served as the head of the women's table tennis coaching staff.
At that time, although Li Xiaodong had brought out many championships, he had previously led the men's team, and this was his first time as a coach in the women's team.
In the men's team, he only needs to be responsible for a certain part, while on the women's side, he has to look at the whole situation and make the whole team show an upward trend.
Since he had to do great things when he picked the big beams, the first thing this new official did when he took office was to put forward higher requirements for Wang Nan, who was on the rise.
Although Wang Nan is already good in the women's team, he believes that she should not be satisfied with the status quo and should make changes to take her skills to the next level.
Wang Nan, who first contacted Li Xiaodong, also did not agree with this new coach, and it is normal for excellent students to have arrogance, and Li Xiaodong believes that seizing opportunities and improving skills is the key.
Li Xiaodong has always been known for his strict and more genuine coaching style, and he is equally strict with female table tennis players, and since he took office, he has formulated a series of reward and punishment systems.
He will resume the relegation and relegation competitions of the first and second teams, which have been suspended for two years, and the main team members will participate equally.
In his coaching career of more than 20 years, Li Xiaodong has cultivated an unknown number of champions and won many honors for the country, all of which are inseparable from his strict coaching style.
The 2002 Busan Asian Games made the outside world question him.
At the 2002 Busan Asian Games, Wang Nan, who had high hopes, led the women's team to compete, but the result was a big disappointment, losing 1:3 to the South Korean team.
Immediately afterwards, the news of the discord between the coach and the players spread, and overwhelming doubts swept in.
In the hearts of many people who support Wang Nan, Li Xiaodong's suppression of Wang Nan is too cruel, they are unfair for Wang Nan, this loss surprised everyone, and it also became the fuse for Li Xiaodong to leave class...
A daughter who has fled abroad
In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, there were brilliant mainland table tennis players, and everyone also found a person, that is, Li Xiaodong's daughter Li Changbing, and she did not represent China, but Austria!
So what is going on here, and what kind of hidden story is hidden?
It turned out that Li Xiaodong's daughter Li Changbing is also one of the national athletes, and she learned table tennis for no other reason, just to see her father more.
Li Changbing's childhood was unhappy, and that time was during the rising period of Li Xiaodong's career, and his mother and Li Xiaodong quarreled every day, and finally divorced and dissolved.
Li Changbing was sentenced to his father Li Xiaodong, but Li Xiaobing did not often see Li Xiaodong, Li Xiaodong was always very busy and did not see him all day long.
Li Changbing knew that her father treated the academy with great effort and always accompanied them all day long, and gradually, she began to develop in this aspect, and finally entered the national team with her own efforts.
However, this did not exchange for his father's care and love, and Li Xiaodong, who was the head of the women's table tennis national team coaching staff at the time, believed that this kind of thing needed to be avoided.
In addition, he also saw that his daughter's talent was limited, and he had never looked at her daughter squarely, often turning a blind eye and turning a blind eye.
This also deeply hurt her daughter's heart, and years of neglect have been lingering in Li Changbing's heart, for a long time, and finally Li Changbing finally left for Austria because of her poor results in the national team.
Now Li Changbing has settled in Austria and tied the knot with the Austrian table tennis national player and spent her life together.
It is said that Li Changbing chose to play in Austria by herself, and what the busy Li Xiaodong can do is let go of her hands and feet and let her break in, so the style of playing outside is decided by Li Changbing himself.
Before a match began, a reporter met Li Xiaodong in the training gym, and the racket he was holding had many signatures of foreign athletes.
At this time, Li Xiaodong's daughter Li Changbing ran over, and Li Xiaodong turned to her: "Take this racket and sign it, let your teammates also sign it!" ”
It is not difficult to see that the relationship between the two is not bad, and Li Xiaodong has never said in front of the screen that he has more than half regret about his daughter going abroad.
Perhaps behind this support, there is also a bit of guilt as a father.
And now, Li Xiaodong, who is enthusiastic about social sports and education, is rarely spreading news, and Li Xiaodong, who may be busy with work, is also full of disdain, and begins to return to dullness, slowly enjoying his old age.
It is undeniable that Li Xiaodong's life has been dedicated to the cause of table tennis, cultivated countless champions, and is a well-deserved meritorious coach.
And there must be gains and losses, maybe the gap between his daughter and him can only be slowly made up now, I hope he is happy in his old age, and the better he is!