China did the match-fixing in the Olympics

China did the match-fixing in the Olympics: Bronze medalist shuttler disclosed – was ordered to lose to compatriot Gold Medalist in Sydney

Aug 29, 2022 - 23:35
China did the match-fixing in the Olympics

2000 Olympic bronze medalist shuttler Ye Zhaoying has revealed that she was ordered to lose to compatriot Gong Zhichao in the women's singles semi-finals at the Sydney Olympics. He gave the reason, saying that Danish player Camilla Martin was more likely to lose when she reached the final. Since the country got a maximum number of gold medals, I was asked to lose in the semi-finals. Camilla was to face He Dai Yun of China in the second semi-final.
According to a TV channel, the head coach of the Chinese badminton team at the time, Li Yongbo and women's singles head coach Tang Xuehua told Zhaoying the night before the semi-finals that they had to deliberately lose.
Zhaoying told the TV channel that I was feeling very helpless after the head coach's order. There is rarely such a chance in life when you are able to reach a point. In such a situation, if you are asked to lose, then it is sad. At that time I was alone. I couldn't do anything.
Former world number one player Zhaoying alleged that the prize money given to the gold medalist for losing to Hum Watan player in the semi-finals was 112,500 Chinese yuan or about 1.3 million (Euro 13,900 / USD 16,300) bonus offer on behalf of both coaches. given from. At the same time, both the coaches also told him not to take the match to the third round and not to let the gong get tired.
Zhaoying lost to Gong 11-8, 11-8 in the semi-finals. Later in the final, Gong secured his only Olympic title with a 13–10, 11–3 victory over Martin.
The Olympics are of great importance to China. It is especially important for the coaches and management of Chinese sports federations. If the players are not successful in winning more gold medals then the coaches are removed.
Zhaoying won the bronze medal after losing the semi-finals, defeating compatriot Dai 8-11, 11-2, and 11-6 in the bronze medalist match.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer