Latest Badminton News and Articles

97-year-old travels 2,400km by bike to see badminton

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 11 August 2008
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 511

BEIJING (AFP) — A 97-year-old grandmother has travelled 2,400 kilometres (1,491 miles) by tricyle to watch the Chinese badminton team in action at the Beijing Olympics.

Xiao Xincui, affectionately known as old Xiao, sat in the back while her grandson Liu Xianghui provided the pedal power on their mammoth journey from Henan province in central China.

The epic trip took five weeks and they arrived to see women's singles champion Zhang Ning play on Sunday.

"I'm very excited to be here," said Xiao.

Her grandson said he wanted to make the trip as a thank you to Xiao for bringing him up after his father died when he was young.

Their journey has caught the imagination of the Chinese media and public and they now have tickets to see the 110m hurdles final at the National Stadium where the whole of China will be willing Liu Xiang to win another gold medal.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

YouTube

Replays: Sudirman Cup 2015

2015 Sudirman Cup badminton video

Watch Replays

Related Badminton News

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Kento Momota, Ratchanok Intanon win Indonesia Open

Jakarta: Japanese rising star shuttler Kento Momota upstaged

Tommy Sugiarto Upsets Lin Dan at Indonesia Open

By Wimbo Satwiko Jakarta: Far from the spotlight, Tommy Sugi

Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah, Lee Chong Wei survive scares in Canada Open

Calgary: Malaysia's independent men's doubles pair Hoon Thie

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of

The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

By Cheryl Tay The love story of Singapore badminton players

Carolina Marin Receives Sport Merit Royal Order

Madrid: The winner of 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships

Recommended badminton news for you