Li Xuerui Repays Country’s Faith in Gold

08 August, 2016

A last-minute change of mind by China ushered Li Xuerui into the London Olympics – and today it’s proven a golden move.

Preferred to compatriot Wang Shixian, who was world-ranked No. 3 at the Olympic qualification deadline but whom Li has since overtaken, the fast-rising star justified her country’s faith in her, delivering the Women’s Singles gold medal.