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Universiade Taiwan Superstars: Tai Tzu-Ying
The Universiade is just right around the corner! Talented players from different fields are about to gather in Taipei to showcase their ability in their home turf. Today, we will be introducing Tai Tzu Ying, the Queen of Badminton!
Tai Tzu Ying was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Her father, Tai Nan Kai is a firm lover of badminton and is currently serving as a director of the Kaohsiung badminton association. Under his influence, Tai Tzu Ying started to practice badminton and got better and she continued playing. When she was in 6th grade she won the national championships for group B, becoming the youngest player making into group A.
Every match for Tzu Ying is filled with love from her family. Her shoe came from her mother, the line on her racket is from the clothes of her father, and the cloth on the handles are woven by her grandmother.
Beginning from 2009, Tai Tzu Ying began her badminton conquest at an early age of 15. She won her first title (2nd place) in the Asian games for players under 19, it began her astonishing journey in the world of badminton.
In 2013 Kazan Universiade (Russia), Tzu Ying won singles silver, doubles bronze, BWF Super Series Finals silver, 2014 Asian Games singles bronze, BWF Super Series Finals gold, 2015 Gwangju Universiade (Korea) singles bronze, Asian Badminton Championships singles bronze. She was also awarded the Sports Elite Award by the government. With such amazing sports record, it only further demonstrates the ability and strengths of Tzu Ying in her field of profession. Unfortunately, back in 2016 Rio Olympics, she lost to the silver medalist Pusarla Venkata Sindhu. She took a break for a few months, adjusted her mood and started fresh. In the same year (in November), she had a fabulous run for Hong Kong Open, her ranking (in points) surpassed the then Queen of Badminton (1st place) Carolina Marin, and took over her title. She even had a crazy cross season win streak (27 games) and won the first gold medal for Taiwan in the Asian Championships.
Tai Tzu Ying said, “My goal in playing badminton is not to be the first or second in Taiwan; I play to show the world Taiwan!” Upholding to this principle and with her father’s commitment, she still decides to partake in Universiade which clashes with IBF World Championships. IBF World Championships is scored the same as the Olympic games, but she still decides to represent Taiwan in Universiades instead.
With the Universiade just around the corner, Tzu Ying decided to give herself a break, calm herself down and prepare her best for Taiwan.
With the Summer Universiade coming up, Taiwan’s college athletes have been working hard, preparing to show off their skills in front of a home crowd. Today, we have the pleasure of introducing Taiwan’s very own reigning women’s badminton champion, Tai Tzu-Ying!
Tai was born in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, to a family with a love for badminton: her father had even served as chairman of the Kaohsiung Badminton Committee. Under his influence, a young Tai took up the sport, becoming better and better, eventually winning champion of the amateur division in a nationwide badminton competition– when she was merely in the sixth grade! Her outstanding marks qualified her to become a professional badminton player, recognized by the Chinese Taipei Badminton Association — the youngest such player in Taiwan’s history.
The love and care of Tai’s family to ensure her success doesn’t go unnoticed, as Tai makes sure to bring reminders of her family with her to every game. The athletic shoes she uses to compete were broken in by her mother; the strings in her racket were threaded by her father; even the cloth on her racket’s handle was wrapped by her grandmother!
In 2009, a 15-year-old Tai began competing in international competitions. Even as a fledgling, she easily secured the runner-up at the Asian Junior Badminton Championships, held in Malaysia. Thus began her path to an internationally-renowned career.
Individual silver medal, group bronze medal, year-end individual silver medal at the 2013 BWF Super Series Masters Championships; individual bronze medal and year-end individual gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games; individual bronze medal and Asian Championship individual bronze medal at the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade, where she even won the elite Best Female Athlete Award. All these accomplishments serve as testaments to Tai’s undeniable talent. Yet at the 2016 Rio Olympics, despite critics’ predictions of Tai achieving a medal, she lost to reigning silver medalist Pusarla Venkata Sindhu. In November, months after her defeat, Tai was ready to restart at the Hong Kong Open.
With both parties’ points steadily increasing as Tai faced her opponent, female world champion Carolina Marin, Tai pulled through to the end of the match with more points to become the new badminton world champion. This historic match also established Tai’s incredible record of 27 wins between seasons, and resulted in the first Asian Championships gold medal for Taiwan!
Tai says, “I play badminton not to become the best in Taiwan, but to bring Taiwan to a global stage!” With this attitude and her father’s insistence, even though this year’s Summer Universiade overlaps with the World Championships, and although points incurred at the World Championships are seen as equal to those earned at the Olympics, Tai still chose to stand by her country and participate in the Summer Universiade as the reigning world champion.
As the Summer Universiade looms near, Tai Tzu-Ying has given herself time to rest, declining to participate in any other competitions, in order to ready herself to give her all in front of her countrymen and make her country proud!
유니버시아드 대회 대만 슈퍼스타: 타이 쭈잉!
다가오는 하계 유니버시아드 대회를 위해 대만의 대학생 선수들은 홈관중들 앞에서 그들의 기량을 보여주려고 준비하면서 열심히 훈련하고 있다. 오늘은 대만 여자 배드민턴 챔피언 타이 쭈잉을 소개하겠다.
타이는 대만 까오숑시에서 배드민턴을 사랑하는 가족 사이에서 태어났다. 아버지는 까오숑 배드민턴 위원회 회장이었다. 아버지의 영향 아래 어린 타이는 배드민턴을 배우기 시작했다, 점점 더 잘하게 되고, 드디어 6학년때 전국 배드민턴 대회 아마추어 부문 챔피언이 됐다! 뛰어난 실력을 보여줌으로써 대만 배드민턴 협회에 의해 대만 역사상 최연소 프로 배드민턴 선수가 됐다.
타이의 성공을 위해 타이의 가족은 매경기마다 많은 사랑과 관심을 보여줬다. 타이가 경기에서 신는 운동화는 어머니가 먼저 신어서 신기 편하게 만들었고 라켓의 줄은 타이 아버지가 손질했다. 심지어 라켓 손잡이의 천은 할머니가 감았다!
2009년에 열다섯 살 타이는 국제 경기에 나가기 시작했다. 신인이었지만 말레이시아에서 열린 아시아 주니어 배드민턴 선수권 대회에서 준우승을 쉽게 획득했다. 이어서, 타이는 국제적으로 유명한 경력을 쌓아가기 시작했다.
2013년 BWF 슈퍼시리즈 마스터즈 챔피언쉽에서는 개인 은메달, 단체 동메달과 연말 개인 은메달을 받았다. 2014년 아시안 게임에서는 개인 동메달과 연말 개인 금메달을 받았다. 2015년 광주 하계 유니버시아드 대회에서는 개인 동메달, 아시안 선수권 대회 개인 동메달과 심지어 엘리트 최고 여자 선수상까지 받았다. 이 모든 업적은 타이의 부인할 수 없는 재능의 증거로 내놓을 수 있다. 하지만 2016년 리우 올림픽에서는 아쉽게도 은메달리스트 푸셀라 벤카타 신두 선수에게 졌다. 그해 11월, 타이는 홍콩오픈에서 다시 시작할 준비를 했다.
타이의 상대선수, 여성 세계 챔피언 카롤리나 마린에 맞서 양쪽 점수가 꾸준히 상승했다. 게임 후반부, 타이가 이겨서 새로운 배드민턴 챔피언이 됐다. 이 역사적인 대결은 타이의 시즌 사이 믿을 수 없는 27승을 이루었고 대만 첫 아시안 선수권 대회 금메달을 따냈다.
타이는 이렇게 말한 적이 있다. “나는 대만 최고선수가 되기 위해서가 아니라 대만을 세계 무대로 데려오기 위해서 배드민턴을 친다!” 이런 태도와 아버지의 주장으로, 올해 하계 유니버시아드 대회는 세계 선수권 대회와 겹치고 심지어 세계 선수권 대회에서 얻은 성적은 올림픽에서 얻은 성적과 동일하지만, 타이는 대만을 위해 세계 챔피언으로서 하계 유니버시아드 대회 참가를 선택했다.
하계 유니버시아드 대회가 가까이 다가오면서 타이 쭈잉은 다른 대회에 참가하지 않고 휴식을 취했다. 국민들과 조국을 자랑스럽게 만들 준비를 하기 위해!