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The one-armed girl is the champion, she has a pair of “invisible wings”

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Through the China Civilization Network, the Central Civilization Office has continued to organize and carry out the “I recommend me to review the good people around me” activity for many years, mobilizing the majority of netizens and urban and rural grassroots cadres and masses to recommend good people and deeds around them, and recommend a monthly “China Good People List”. China Civilization Network’s “Story of the Good People Around You” column tells you the stories of the characters selected in the “China Good People List” in the evening. Let us learn to be good people, publicize good people, love people, strive to be good people; be kind, be filial to the elderly and love relatives, be loyal to the motherland and the people.

On September 4, 2021, Guizhou nationality athlete Yang Qiuxia defeated Japan’s Ayako Suzuki to win the SU5 level champion of badminton women’s singles at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. The gold medal won by Yang Qiuxia is also the first badminton gold medal won by the Chinese delegation in the history of the Paralympic Games. She also achieved the personal “Grand Slam” of the disabled badminton event.

Yang Qiuxia and the coach jointly displayed the five-star red flag.Image source: BWF official Weibo

“I didn’t expect to reach the top, but we have been struggling and fighting.” Yang Qiuxia coach Che Jun said, “Qiuxia brought me an Olympic dream.”

In addition to accidents, there is a new life

Born in Pingtang, Guizhou, Yang Qiuxia was bitten by a poisonous snake in the wild when she was two years old. Due to the remote location of the incident, when Xiao Qiuxia was sent to the county hospital, the toxin had “eroded” her entire left arm. In order to save her life, doctors could only perform amputation, and the originally healthy and lively little girl became disabled.

Although she is inconvenient to move, Yang Qiuxia is reluctant to live a life of “clothing and eating and opening her mouth”, and has taken the initiative to undertake part of the housework since she was a child. In 2008, Yang Qiuxia was selected into the disabled swimming team, but because she was afraid of water, she made little progress. In 2011, Yang Qiuxia was spotted by the badminton coach and moved to the badminton court.

The wings are broken, but there is still a strong will

Because of the lack of her left arm, when she first entered the Guizhou Provincial Disabled Badminton Training Team for training, Yang Qiuxia could even wrestle when she ran. The rotation and balance that badminton requires is even more difficult for her. But as a child growing up in the mountains, Yang Qiuxia always has the perseverance and uprightness of a mountain.

In Che Jun’s eyes, Yang Qiuxia is an athlete who trains very hard, and her training volume is usually double that of athletes of the same period. “She trains ‘one tendon’, and it seems that she can’t break down no matter how hard she trains. Her results are based on hard work. In exchange for training.” In order to make up for the “congenital” defect, she could only use diligence to make up for her clumsiness, and practiced sideways, twists and other movements thousands of times, and her clothes were soaked after each training session.

In 2013, Yang Qiuxia was selected for the national team and soon became the main player. In order to improve her ability, she also participated in the women’s doubles preliminaries of the mass group of the 2017 National Games with her teammates and competed with able-bodied people. “Before playing, I had low self-esteem and didn’t dare to contact the society. I felt that others would look at us differently. But now everyone will say, ‘You are awesome’.” Yang Qiuxia said that playing has brought her self-confidence, “Let me Facing life optimistically and cheerfully, this is the greatest wealth that badminton has brought me.”

In the 13 years of badminton training, Yang Qiuxia has won the SU5 level singles runner-up and doubles runner-up in the 2017 Paralympic Badminton World Championships; in the 2018 Asian Para Games, she won the badminton SU5 level women’s singles champion and women’s doubles third runner-up; in 2019 Won the singles champion at the Para badminton World Championships.

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Yang Qiuxia serves in the game.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Du Xiaoyi

Experience the wind and rain to see the rainbow

“Tank” is Yang Qiuxia’s nickname, because her performance on the field is full of domineering, and her crushing ability is also very strong.

During the preparations for the Tokyo Paralympic Games, Yang Qiuxia won a series of champions, which undoubtedly increased her confidence in the Paralympic Games. After winning gold medals in various competitions, Yang Qiuxia is very firm in her yearning for the Paralympic gold medal.

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Yang Qiuxia is in the game.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Du Xiaoyi

Time is not worth the dream chaser. Through more than 10 years of hard training, Yang Qiuxia has achieved the first “Grand Slam” in her life by riding the “wings” of her dreams. This gold medal fulfilled her life dream, and also exemplified her spirit of never giving up and never giving up.

Q1 2022

Yang Qiuxia was selected into the “China Good People List”

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