Li Li: ‘I want to quit’

Top Shuttler from Singapore has just told local Press that she was thinking of quitting the sport as she slammed the door of the National Squad. “I just don’t feel […]

ImageTop Shuttler from Singapore has just told local Press that she was thinking of quitting the sport as she slammed the door of the National Squad.

“I just don’t feel like playing badminton and want to take a break to rest for a while,” 24-year-old Li Li said.

“I don’t know if I will continue with badminton. Right now, I’m planning to return to Wuhan to spend Chinese New Year with my parents. I need time to think about my future in the sport,” she told Today newspaper, the leading newspaper in Singapore.

This is a blow for Singapore, as the 27-year-old shuttler was one of their main hopes to fare well in Beijing’s Olympics. In the mean time, the injury suffered by Ronald Susilo, Singapore’s best shuttler for the past few year, has drawn him out of the top 16 together with Kendrick Lee – their world ranking points show an amazing 6 points difference, which means that, if they don’t make it both in the top 16, one of them will stay home.

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About Raphaël Sachetat

Raphael is the Chief Editor of Badzine International. He is the founder of the website together with Jean François Chauveau. After many years writing for the BWF and many publications around the world about badminton, he now leads a team of young and dynamic writers for Badzine.