(Central News Agency reporter Li Jianzhong, Taipei, 16th) Taiwan badminton men’s doubles player Li Yang confirmed that he has withdrawn from his original team Land Bank and is now free. However, he will continue to compete with his partner Wang Qilin in this year’s year-end finals and prepare for next year’s Paris Olympics. Qualifications.
Li Yang joined the Tuyin Badminton Team at the end of 2018 and formed the “Lin Yang Pair” with Wang Qilin. Later, he also won the unprecedented badminton men’s doubles gold medal for Taiwan at the Tokyo Olympics, which was postponed for a year.
However, when Li Yang and Tuyin were negotiating to renew the contract a few days ago, the two parties had considerable differences over the content of the contract. In the end, Li Yang decided not to renew the contract. Therefore, Li Yang has worn the LOGO on the chest of his clothes in all international badminton events since the Asian Games. You no longer see the words “Land Bank” in any location.
Li Yang mentioned in an interview with a reporter from Central News Agency, “Actually, Tuyin and I have no contract since June 30, but I still wore it all the way to the Asian Games before changing. Although there is no contract, I am still very grateful to the team for these years. The regiment’s care.”
Li Yang mentioned that this year he will work hard to qualify for next week’s China Masters and the year-end finals. There are still almost eight months left before the Paris Olympics. “I think there will be no changes in our cooperation with Qi Lin. The goal is to compete in the Olympics again.”
Li Yang said with a smile: “The LOGO on the chest of my jersey is empty now. I welcome sponsorship from companies and institutions. Anyone who is willing can discuss it together. I will definitely try my best to achieve the best results.”
Li Yang and Wang Qilin are currently ranked 10th in the world, 8th in the year-end finals (excluding duplicate lists), and 7th in Olympic points. They are both ranked No. 1 in men’s doubles in Taiwan.
Li Yang and Wang Qilin lost to the Malaysian team in the first round of this week’s Super 500 Kumamoto Masters, and then will move to the Super 750 China Masters next week. Their first-round opponents are Korean combination Kang Min Hyuk and Seo Seung Jae. (Editor: Zhang Yajing) 1121116