On November 22, 2012, at the Wuzhou Women’s Hospital in Beijing, a newly born baby caught everyone’s attention.
This baby is bigger than other babies at birth, not only has big hands and long feet, but also her cry is louder than the baby.
Doctors and nurses around the delivery room all exclaimed:”Another Olympic champion is about to be born.”
But only half a year after the baby was born, her father and mother returned to work respectively, and his father even flew to Germany.
Who are these busy new parents? How can two fathers and daughters who are far away from home maintain their feelings?
First, regain love and give birth to a daughter
ThisThe mother of the baby is Zhang Ning, a famous badminton player in China, The former“Queen of Badminton”.
andthe father of the baby, Leon, has also been dealing with badminton. He has also taught in the national badminton team in Germany, and now he has changed his business to provide some sports supplies for athletes.
The love story between the two begins with Zhang Ning’s first marriage.
The first husband of Zhang Ning was Yu Yang.
Since the two men joined the national team at the same time five years later, their intersection has also gradually increased.
This is the first time that Zhang Ning and Yu Yang have left their hometown to live and train in a strange city
Having a fellow villager to accompany him in such a big Beijing makes Zhang Ning feel a sense of belonging and security
What really moved Zhang Ning was an experience of illness. At that time, the intensive training of the national team made Zhang Ning a little unbearable. She suffered from a serious illness and the whole person was wilted.
Because of her lack of strength, she didn’t even go to eat. Yu Yang found her abnormality and went back to find something to eat after asking. Finally, he handed Zhang Ning a bowl of instant noodles.
Zhang Ningyi, who could not lift his spirits, opened the door and saw Yu Yang standing in front of the door with a bowl of instant noodles. The whole person was warm from the bottom of his heart.
Although instant noodles are not rare and can’t match the delicacies outside,for Zhang Ning, at that time, the most important thing to care for and take care of was that she felt a sense of being loved on her body
Soon, the two established their love relationship
After the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000, Yu Yang chose to retire, while Zhang Ning was unwilling to remain in the second place. She chose to stay in the team until she won the championship.
In 2001, young lovers who have been in love for nearly ten years finally decided to marry
But because Zhang Ning is still nervously preparing for the national team, thetwo people only got a marriage certificate, and did not take wedding photos or hold a wedding.
Even so, the two people are very loving
But the ideal is full, but the reality is very skinny. In the face of firewood, rice, oil, salt, soy sauce, vinegar and tea, these household chores;
Even in the matter of the birth of a child,The two people had extremely serious differences, which also led to the end of their marriage
In fact, Yu Yang has always been very supportive of his wife Zhang Ning’s competition, and also encouraged Zhang Ning in the darkest and most helpless time;
After Zhang Ning won the badminton women’s singles championship at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, she was also surprised byto make up for the wedding they missed for three years
At the wedding, Zhang Ning hung the gold medal won by the Athens Olympic Games on Yang’s neck and said to him affectionately:“This medal, too, has your share.”
After the end of the Athens Olympic Games, Zhang Ning did not retire, but said to Yang:”I want to play until the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to win glory for the country.”
At this time, Zhang Ning is 29 years old, which is considered to be the oldest among athletes;
What’s more, in the national team, where athletes update and iterate so fast, Zhang Ning is almost a”senior”.
Zhang Ning is going to participate in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, which means that she is 33 years old. She will face the top young female athletes from all over the world.
Nobody can predict whether Zhang Ning can still maintain good physical function at the age of 33.
As an athlete, Yu Yang also understood that retiring after winning the championship would make Zhang Ning feel full of regret in the future.
Despite Yu Yang’s support, the long distance between the two is not the solution to the problem
Both of them have been married for several years, but have no children, which also makes Yu Yang’s family very anxious;
The concept of the older generation has always been more traditional, believing that couples should have a child to inherit the family.
To prepare for the Beijing Olympic Games, Zhang Ning needs training every day to keep his body in an active state;
It is a very dangerous decision for Zhang Ning to have a baby at this time. It takes a lot of time to raise a baby in the middle and take a baby in the later stage.
So they had irreconcilable contradictions about the birth of children.
Finally, at the end of 2008, after Zhang Ning won the women’s singles championship at the Beijing Olympic Games, she once made a lifelong commitment to accompany her and break up with her lover who has been in love for 16 years.
After divorce, Zhang Ning has been busy with her career and has not considered other emotional matters.Until a business trip in Germany in 2010, Zhang Ning met her second husband, Li Ang
Second, with a successful career, a family of three finally reunited
Zhang Ning’s second husband, Li Ang, was also a badminton player, but Zhang Ning did not go far in his career.
Li Ang retired after spending a period of time in the Sichuan badminton team. He chose to live abroad as a coach in the national badminton team in Germany.
Later, Leon no longer worked as a coach, but turned to business. He opened a company to sell some sports goods, which has developed rapidly in Germany.
Zhang Ning and Li Ang are not the same age. They are 11 years apart.
Because they have lived in Germany for a long time, when the Chinese team goes to Europe to play games, the former badminton player will always come to help and help the Chinese players, which also makes them have many common topics.
And this time in Germany, Li Ang was also very happy to see Zhang Ning. He was very appreciative of the”queen of badminton” in China. Seeing her today, he added to his good feeling for her.
After this acquaintance,Li Ang began to pursue Zhang Ning enthusiastically
If you want to say the similarities between the two people, it should be that Leon and Zhang Ning were also divorced, andLeon also has an 18-year-old son
For Zhang Ning, Li Ang did not choose to hide these basic information, but told the truth.
But Zhang Ning, who has just experienced a failed marriage, has no courage to re-open a new relationship at this moment, so she can only turn a blind eye to Leon’s pursuit and choice.
ButLeon did not give up. Although the two were far away from each other and could only use mobile phone software to communicate across borders, Leon still showed special enthusiasm.
In the process of getting along with Leon, Zhang Ning found that he was very mature and stable, and was a good man worthy of trust.
After careful consideration,Zhang Ning chose to have a try with Li Ang, and the two began a foreign love
This was a very fashionable thing at that time. Alien love also meant that the two people could not meet often and could only talk by cell phone.
Many long-distance love will end in nothing, let alone foreign love, so in that era, foreign love is particularly unreliable in everyone’s eyes.
Zhang Ning and Li Ang are on the contrary. It isBecause of foreign love, their relationship is very stable, not only more time for mutual understanding, but also more space for personal life.
After the two were together, Leon, who was relatively free, often returned to Beijing to visit Zhang Ning. Although they could only get along for a short time each time, Leon would fly back to Germany, but their relationship was still very stable.
After two years in love,In 2012, Zhang Ning chose to register for marriage in Germany where her boyfriend Leon lives..
In April 2012, Zhang Ning, who was working as a coach of the national team and was about to prepare for the London Olympic Games, was pregnant..
After discussing with her husband, Li Ang, Zhang Ning decided to take her players to the Olympic arena and fight with them at the last second. Under her leadership, the Chinese women’s singles team won the championship again.
In the first three months of pregnancy, Zhang Ning was afraid of miscarriage due to her work, so she had to take progesterone, until the fetus grew very healthy, Zhang Ning was relieved.
During the London Olympic Games, the baby never made her mother feel uncomfortable. Zhang Ning did not feel any discomfort during the whole competition.
As soon as the race was over, Zhang Ning went to Germany to raise a baby with her husband Leon.
In November 2012, Zhang Ning, who was pregnant for less than 10 months, had a pain in her stomach. Knowing that the baby was coming out, she and her husband went to Wuzhou Women’s Hospital in Beijing.
At last, Zhang Ning gave birth to a lovely daughter named Li Kexin
Third, the former”queen of badminton” is now willing to stay behind the scenes.
Zhang Ning, a Liaoning girl, was born in 1975. As a child, Zhang Ning was not as strong as most athletes, just like the girls in normal families.
As Zhang Ning grows up,in school, he gradually shows his sports talent.
Therefore, Zhang Ning often wins awards in school, which also makes Zhang Ning’s parents see.
Zhang Ning’s father brought home a pair of badminton rackets a day. He just wanted to cultivate Zhang Ning’s interests and hobbies, but he opened Zhang Ning’s badminton life.
After learning badminton, Zhang Ning often finds friends around him to play play badminton with, almost all the people he knows around him.
It was also under such a coincidence thatZhang Ning was attracted by Du Zhixin, the coach of Jinzhou Sports School, and recruited her into the team.
In the following days, Zhang Ning made rapid progress in badminton under the professional training of Du Zhixin.
Zhang Ning has always been unforgettable for the training days of that year. Because the sports school is far away, Zhang Ning needs to get up more than an hour earlier and go to the sports school to participate in morning exercise training by bike in the dark.
This daily training life makes Zhang Ning feel very full and satisfied, butThe pressure at home makes Zhang Ning have to choose to leave the sports school and go home to help take care of her brother
After staying at home for a period of time, Zhang Ning’s parents could not bear to let her stay at home, let her go and continue to practice badminton when they saw that her daughter loved badminton so much.
After the twists and turns, Zhang Ning’s determination and perseverance to make achievements in badminton have been strengthened.She hopes to win glory for her parents and reduce the pressure at home
Zhang Ning, a gifted and intelligent man, was selected to enter the provincial team after less than half a year of training in the sports school. After rigorous training in the provincial team, Zhang Ning’s badminton skills have reached a higher level.
At the end of 1991, Zhang Ning was 16 years old, and she officially entered the national team as a disciple of Chen Yuniang
Three years later, Zhang Ning went abroad for the first time to participate in the open competition and won the first gold medal in her life – the women’s singles badminton championship.
When countless people thought that this young girl was going to create her own badminton myth, her failure disappointed people.
In the Uber Cup, where China’s table tennis team won the championship for five consecutive years,Zhang Ning and the talented girl Zhang Haili of Indonesia had a fierce duel, and finally unfortunately lost.
In 1994, Zhang Ning fell into a state of self-doubt. For several years after that, no matter what competition, Zhang Ning could only take the second place, which seemed to be her curse.
That’s why Zhang Ning also missed the opportunity to participate in the Atlanta Olympic Games
Later accidents made Zhang Ning miss the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000, which made Zhang Ning completely into despair and thought of retiring in 2002, but with the encouragement of the coach, Zhang Ning persisted.
At the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Zhang Ning again represented China. At this time, she was 29 years old, but she was not afraid of young players.
Zhang Ning responded calmly, defeated the table tennis elites of various countries time and time again, and finally met her opponent Zhang Haili, who made her fall into the bottom of her life in the finals.This time, Zhang Ning defeated her 2:1 and won the first Olympic gold medal
It was this gold medal that opened the way for Zhang Ning to become a champion and earned her the title of”Queen of Badminton”.
Fourth, he was selected in the”World Badminton Federation Hall of Fame”
In 2018,Zhang Ning stopped serving as a coach and began to establish his own badminton base.
And her husband, Leon, also decided to shift the focus of her career to China and concentrate on accompanying her wife and daughter. The family finally reunited.
Today, Zhang Ning has set up badminton training bases all over the country, providing a large number of excellent young talents for the national badminton team.
Although Zhang Ning has left the national team, her love for badminton has not changed.
Over the years of retirement, Zhang Ning has been exploring potential badminton embryos across the country, and letting them receive professional badminton training to win glory for the country.
On January 18, 2022,Zhang Ning was happy to post his”World Badminton Hall of Fame” certificate on Weibo, and added:
“I will continue to make my own contribution to the badminton cause of the motherland.”
In October, she said in a video about her elderly life that she wanted to go around with her husband and relatives in the future, but it was still in the imagination stage.
Even though her current focus is on her family, she still has a badminton career to lay down, and the injuries left by years of playing need to be treated.
Although the former”queen of badminton” has retired, China’s badminton industry is still booming. I hope she can enjoy her retirement life as soon as possible!
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