In 2010, Liu Shiwen was once regarded as a "sister" of the Chinese Women Table Tennis Team. However, in the past two years, her performance was not very stable and eventually lost the trust from the coaches for the London Olympics.
"I feel regret after being unsuccessful for the Olympic Games. This is probably because of the instability of my performance in recent years. However, I am still young. I hope that my defeat in this year's Olympic Games will motivate myself more." Liu Shiwen said.
Indeed, Liu Shiwen's motivation is already in the air. Despite not being in the London Olympics and slipping her strong position within the Chinese Team, Liu Shiwen's heart is not weakened. "My goal is to become an Olympic champion! I hope I will be able to participate in the 2016 Olympics. This is my dream. I will not retire as winning the Olympics has been my goal." Liu Shiwen said frankly.
Last weekend, Liu Shiwen reached the finals of the 2012 China Open Women Singles against teammate Li Xiaoxia. After five sets, Liu Shiwen faced defeat.
"It can be said that winning or losing in any match is normal in a competition. We are already familiar with each other. Since the start of the third set, I was a bit slow in my mobility while my opponent sped up. I wasn't able to keep up with the rhythm of Li Xiaoxia. I feel that losing was just normal. Despite that, I am still satisfied with the results. I hope that through the loss, I will be able to have a good conclusion and that my strength be improved." Liu Shiwen concluded.
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