Universiade Billiards Player: Shu, Rui An | 中文

Universiade Billiards player Shu, Rui-An, after being invited to Taipei Radio, shared his emotional journey and experiences on the “Sports Spotlight” show in March. He recounts the early years of practice with his father from the tender age of 10, and his life changing decision to train professionally from third grade onward.

He is thankful for his billiard coach, Yang, Xin Mei, who has inspired him to succeed at the sport.

During the show, Shu, Rui-An, also mentioned the differences between billiards and other sports, saying “billiards, compared to other sports, is much more about concentration and much less about athleticism, similar to how chess requires the ability to plot and not lose focus for a single moment, topped off with muscle endurance, to finally achieve an accurate shot every time: professional billiards competitions are won through clear thought, emotional stability, and a firm grasp on the rhythm in a competition.”

Shu, Rui-An recalled being ridiculed on the eve of an international competition when he was 15 years old. The words tore at his self-esteem and he began to view himself as a burden, a waste of his family’s support. However, after returning home, Shu, Rui-An further pushed himself in training and defeated the very opponents who had looked down on him before. Due to the more conservative culture in Taiwan, billiards still has a negative connotation, and Shu, Rui-An is thankful for the support his parents have given along the way.

Shu, Rui-An describes his dreams as “…more than just becoming the victor, but also wishing to let the world know of me through billiards!”

 

撞球選手 許睿安

已被派選為世大運正式撞球選手的許睿安,於先前3月份時受邀至臺北廣播電台「運動Spotlight」節目分享自己從剛開始接觸撞球到踏上「運動員XXX的心路歷程」。他從10歲開始跟隨父親到撞球場,到了小學三年級決定接受正規訓練,而他也感謝自己的啟蒙導師「撞球天后」柳信美的教導,讓他能夠獲得現在小小的成就。

在節目中,他也點出撞球和其他運動項目不同的地方,「撞球相較於其他運動,少了全身極大的運動量,多得是更高度專注力,如同下棋一樣,要想如何佈局,容不得一刻恍神,最後加上穩定的肌耐力,才能精準控制每次的出桿;職業撞球比賽勝負取決誰的思緒清楚、心理調整及搶先掌握比賽節奏。」

許睿安說到自己曾經在15歲出國比賽前夕受到嘲諷,讓他灰心喪志,認為自己辜負了家人的支持。不過在回國後,他審慎檢視自己不足的地方,更加努力的練習,最後擊敗了當初嘲笑自己的對手。在台灣人的思想比較保守、對撞球仍存有負面刻板印象的年代,他十分感謝父母一路的陪伴及支持。
最後許睿安說到自己的夢想,「不只是想成為世界冠軍,更希望透過撞球讓世界看見我!」

[內容節錄自世大運官網選手專區]

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