Beijing Review - - This Week -

Bad­minton player de­feated com­pa­triot and six-time cham­pion Lin Dan to be­come the fourth dif­fer­ent win­ner in 10 years at the All Eng­land Open Bad­minton Cham­pi­onships in Birm­ing­ham, the United King­dom, on March 18.

Shi is also the third mem­ber of the Chi­nese na­tional team to win the All Eng­land men’s sin­gles af­ter Lin Dan and Chen Long.

The sev­enth seed, beaten by Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei in the 2017 final, has had a su­perb run at the com­pe­ti­tion, de­feat­ing top 10 seeds Chen Long, Son Wan Ho and Lin Dan on the way to the ti­tle.

Born in Nan­tong City, east China’s Jiangsu Prov­ince in 1996, Shi started play­ing bad­minton in 2003. He won the boys’ sin­gles at the Youth Olympic Games in 2014 and sil­ver for the boys’ sin­gles at the BWF World Ju­nior Cham­pi­onships the same year.

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