Only for shuttlecock crazy! He wants to kick shuttlecock to the whole world through the Universiade

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for the Universiade to be held in Chengdu next year, Li Lian, Secretary General of Chengdu Shuttlecock Association, saw the opportunity to promote shuttlecock. He told Chengdu Business Daily – Red Star News reporter: “the Chengdu Universiade held on August 18 next year is the pride of Chengdu people, and we all pay close attention to it. At that time, we will certainly go to cheer for college students all over the world. At the same time, we also look forward to doing something for the Universiade, because it is a world-class event. We hope that foreign friends will not only pay attention to Chengdu, but also understand our traditional culture. ”

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in 1986, Li Lian, 19, graduated from technical secondary school and entered Chengdu Locomotive and rolling stock works. After work, the workers have a lot of entertainment activities, shuttlecock is one of them. In the two years of

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, Li Lian and his workers have participated in many competitions, large and small. The repeated victories have given Li Lian a great sense of achievement, and he has begun to realize the charm of this sport.

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with more and more shuttlecock kicking friends around, Li Lian and his friends gathered together to determine whether a Shuttlecock Association can be established, which has a regular platform. Through professional consultation and preparation, with the support of Chengdu Civil Affairs Bureau and Sports Bureau, in September 2015, Li Lian and his friends launched the preparation for the establishment of Chengdu Shuttlecock Association, and finally officially established Chengdu Shuttlecock Association in July 2016. This is a non-profit professional sports organization founded entirely by ordinary fans. Li Lian of

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believes that the opening of the Chengdu Universiade will help promote shuttlecock to the whole world. “In several parks, foreign friends have come to practice for a long time. Although they have not been recruited as members, they are also iron fans. At present, those who can participate in the activities for a long time and play at a certain level are mainly friends from South Korea and Southeast Asia. There are also some foreign teachers or students from Sichuan University, but they are not fixed. There are many friends from Europe and America practicing shuttlecock in other cities. We really want to find an opportunity to introduce foreign friends to see the original Chinese traditional sports. At the same time, it can also be regarded as doing something for the Universiade. ”

Li Lian said that it was only after Chengdu hosted the Universiade that they paid attention to and were interested in the Universiade. “I hope that through the Universiade, no matter where you go in the world, you can see people kicking shuttlecock.” Li Lian said.

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Chengdu Business Daily – Red Star journalist he Pengnan and Ou Peng