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Former World Championship champion Gong Ruina appeared to guide the players of the World Youth Champ

Form: BWF World Badminton Information

As part of the World Badminton event, former World Championship champion Gong Ruina took the coach during the 2018 Li Ning World Badminton World Youth Championship and became a temporary coach for 38 athletes, teaching them badminton skills.

The 38 athletes were out early in the early rounds of the World Youth Championship. Under the guidance of Gong Ruina, they accepted multi-shooting skills, footsteps and other technical training. The event was initiated by the World Badminton Association and organized by the Canadian Badminton Association. Organized by the Ontario Badminton Academy, the College Coach assisted with the guidance and demonstration of Gong Rui.

Gong Ruina was one of the best badminton players in the early 21st century. He won the 2001 World Championships and the 2004 British Open. She led the athletes to a series of daily training, including killing after the net, multi-shot training between the front and back, explosive training between the corner and the sideline, and basic defensive exercises.

One of the key elements of her defense is the short-term importance of coherence between killings, and the need for high-intensity quick training, rather than simply imitating the game.

When explaining an action that requires athletes to move quickly from one side to the other, Gong Rui said that it is best to let the athletes maintain speed and rhythm instead of pause in the middle to guess the next shot.

"This is a training about speed," Gong Ruina explained. “Badminton is very fast now, so you have to be prepared for that rhythm. You can't stop in a real game. The move must be continuous.”

The athletes participating in this teaching come from a number of countries including Uganda, Kenya, the Netherlands, the Faroe Islands, Singapore, Brazil, the Czech Republic, New Zealand and Moldova.

The athletes believe that this training has benefited a lot. Brazilian player Batalha said that these trainings gave him new inspiration: "These are very useful. I have never tried this before. When I go back, I plan to apply these newly learned skills to the training. This will help me to become better."

Uganda’s Cassili also thought that he had learned some skills to play faster. “It’s really good to have her (Gong Ruina) to guide us. We used to be accustomed to these training subjects. I think after I went back, my friends. I will definitely think that these are very useful. I came here to learn as much as possible. Participating in the World Youth Championship has given me a lot of new experiences. This is one of them."

Kenyan coach John O'Brien is optimistic that these exercises will allow his players to think about the ever-changing game with a broader perspective. "My players need to enhance their ability to control the game and speed up. They also need to The technical links have been improved. I can see that they have made some progress. In Africa, we don’t have this competitive atmosphere. We are just thinking about scoring, not creating space. This is what we and others are the biggest. The difference is that we just want to hit the ball and then score. This training is a very rewarding experience, especially in terms of body, speed and flexibility."

Former Malaysian athlete Guan Yuming will guide the next day's course.

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