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Will the Real Li Na Please Come Forward?

From: China 浙江(zhe jiang) 杭州(hang zhou ) @JohnAbbot Time : 2014-02-03 15:13:14

After recently posting a thread on the forum in praise of Li Na, and having asked Achelle to write an article about Li Na to tell everyone about her, which heaped more praise upon her, in the eMagazine titled “Big Sister Na,” Li Na, China’s Strong, Unbending, and Unyielding Role Model, it came as a bit of a rude shock to have my wife point out a recent news item on the Chinese internet in which seems to disclose a different Li Na.



Apparently Li Na arrived to a waiting throng of people when she disembarked her flight in Wuhan, China. Besides countless fans and children trying to give her flowers and showering applause on her, there was also lined up to welcome her home some officials of Hubei Province to hand her a bonus being gifted by the Province to honor her victory, as well as her Chinese coach from her time within the China Sports program.  To make a long story short, according to this version of what happened she basically rudely snubbed everybody present, and was the opposite person to the one who made such a glowing victory speech at the Australian Open.



I'm not saying the above story is true, but there it was on the net being presented by what seemed to be a credible Chinese website.  I'm actually writing this thread in hopes the Chinese ladies, and especially those from Wuhan, can tell us what really happened, and if it was as rude as reported, why they think Li Na was so different on that occasion?



Finally, please comment on which Li Na is the real one? The one who wowed us all with her gracious good humour and warm smile in Australia, or the one who offended a large number of people in Wuhan?



I'm really pulling for the Australian Open Li Na! 


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From: China 湖北(hu bei) 武汉(wu han ) @panda2009 Time : 2014-02-03 20:37:41 #1
Right-leaning people scold governor spend the money of the people, shameless. Left-leaning people scold Li Na got countries' money and making a face! Who is helpless?
From: China 湖北(hu bei) 武汉(wu han ) @panda2009 Time : 2014-02-03 21:05:03 #2
John,
Here is an article my sister share me from WeiXin. I think that can be helpful for us to understand Li Na.

李娜走出心魔,揪出中国式教育毒瘤

《私人定制》喊出了“成全别人,恶心自己”的口号,而李娜的魅力在于“恶心别人,成全自己”。干净会让苍蝇恶心,芳香会让臭虫恶心,真实会让虚伪之人恶心。娜姐坦言有媒体别有用心的一直黑她,在自传《独自上场》里愤怒地写道:“失败的感觉像在迷雾中挣扎,清楚的听到周围传来的咒骂和侮辱。”


世界上充满懦夫和傻瓜,但每个人都有足够的勇气去忍受别人的不幸,都有足够的智慧去评论别人的言行。于是,李娜的痛苦被麻木者忽略了,李娜的叛逆被抹黑者歪曲了。李娜直率、倔强、敢作敢为,这不符合吾国与吾民传统的价值取向,因为中国式教育培养的是听话的人,见人说人话见鬼说鬼话的人,没话找话的人和有话不说的人。


一个挥之不去的梦魇差一点儿毁了李娜,那就是根深蒂固的自卑感。娜姐渡过了黑暗的童年和煎熬的青春,10年多从未听到过一句表扬,没有温暖、没有信任、没有理解。父亲病逝队里瞒着她不说,与姜山恋爱队里横加阻扰,平时尽是苛责、奚落和体罚。李娜回忆说:“一到训练我特别害怕,就会想,完了,又要挨骂了。”


如果李娜稍微脆弱一些,她的天赋和潜力就可能被彻底扼杀;即便坚强如李娜,她也因那窒息的十年,丧失了最宝贵的比赛气质。娜姐直言中国式教育让她感觉无助和无力,遇到困难球,潜意识里就会自我怀疑,一旦犯错误,便接二连三的犯错误,无法及时的做出调整,而这样的致命弱点并不会出现在小威等欧美球星身上。


从心理学精神分析的角度讲,李娜受“创伤情境”的荼毒,早年训练饱受羞辱和奴役,使其纠结、躁动、迷失,很难打出“女王范儿”。为什么再贵重的名种蟋蟀,只要噬斗失败,就会被主人毫不吝惜的扔掉踩死,因为惊弓之鸟不堪再战了。俗话说,霜打之后无劲草,斗败之后无雄鸡。再伟岸的骏马,如果记忆深处埋藏一道道鞭影,又岂能禁得住战场刀光剑影的刺激? 卡洛斯接手李娜之后,惊讶于娜姐深深的自卑,已接近于心理疾病,于是他开出“药方”,鼓励李娜自揭伤疤,去找原来的教练余丽桥谈心。李娜这么做了,向带她10年的教练说“你伤害了我”。 拔出脓来,才是好膏药。不可思议的事情发生了,她们达成了谅解,深入的交流即便不能根除心理创伤,也起到了很大的缓解作用。李娜也懂得了余教练的苦衷,她完全放弃了家庭,承受上级的压力,不把李娜这批选手带出成绩,就无法交差,棍棒哲学是一级级的在执行的。


中国式教育信奉的是“豆子不榨不出油,石头不砸不裂缝”,极大程度上戕害了运动员的自信心和创造力,这也是国际主流项目中国鲜有费德勒、菲尔普斯、梅西(微博 博客 数据)那个级别的巨星的原因所在。如果李娜及早脱离苦海,像海宁一样长期与卡洛斯合作,那么,她现在所取得的成就绝不应该仅仅是世界排名第三。


某些媒体喜欢抓住李娜性格上的弱点不放,极尽挑拨离间、煽风点火之能事,却忽略了最重要的一点——李娜若没有如此刚烈的性格,她能突破层层挫败感打出来吗?无数个李娜被充斥奴性的教育湮灭,如今这个幸运挣脱牢笼束缚的李娜,难道不值得特别珍视吗?黑李娜成瘾的媒体,有没有勇气和操守,掉转炮口瞄准封杀天赋个性的运动员批量生产线?


越是天才越是脆弱,卡夫卡说“一切障碍都能毁掉我”,摧残否定式的教育让李娜痛彻心扉、心结难消,而现在竟然还有人为冷漠、机械的教育唱赞歌。王朔大骂国内功利的教育观抹杀了人性最基本的快乐:“我不让孩子中考高考,考好了会变成傻子,考不好自信心会受打击。什么是成功?不就是挣点钱,让SB们知道吗。我孩子不需要这样的成功。”


李娜坚持做自己,就会伤害到那些从来没做过自己的人,威胁到那些不愿让别人做自己的人。所以针对李娜发自本能的或者有所预谋的攻击肯定还会延续。李娜顽固的伤势可以用每周打针注射膝盖来控制,而曾经教练的打压、如今媒体的玷污,让她的心滴血不止。
From: China 湖北(hu bei) 武汉(wu han ) @dancingshoes Time : 2014-02-03 21:56:50 #3
i read that also on internet that the reporter who was excited to report Li Na ' wonderful performance on Australian Open , was very dissappointed to write that, Li Na was very cold to the people in her hometown in the celebration, and she was even cold to her coach in her youngth in Wuhan.

From: China 四川(si chuan) 成都(cheng du ) @purplesea1970 Time : 2014-02-06 17:16:29 #4
Li Na has her personality,she just finished a very long war and wanted a good rest,but the officers of her hometown wanted that ceremony,they even came to Guangzhou airport to meet that couple and hold that celebration in Wuhan airport.Who can bear such things?she was not wrong,even looked not good manner.
From: China @QinQL Time : 2014-02-08 04:22:57 #5
我想,这可能就是真实的李娜吧?李娜是一名很优秀的运动员,但她不一定是很完美的人。这可能也是做名人的难处,需要他们时时注意自己的言行,具备良好的与媒体和他人的沟通技巧等等。
From: China 江苏(jiang su) 苏州(su zhou ) @aussieghump Time : 2014-02-11 13:21:02 #6
I have the feeling (from some interviews I have read about her) that she doesn't suffer fools lightly!

Certainly she is a highly-driven individual that has overcome many barriers and hardships to attain her sporting success so having to 'suck it up' for a few 'official' who's only ability is to 'reallocate funds' and get in photographs must be fairly annoying! If some smiling loon came up to me and gave me a cheque for a substantial amount of publics money (Where did it come from? Which hospital or school did they close?) just to get his face in a newspaper, then I wouldn't be 'helping the situation' willingly either!
Give her a break - after living overseas for a while, the pollution (airborne and nepotism/hegemony) must have been a little unpleasant on the nostrils and bound to make her screw-up her face just a little!

And, if I have just travelled 10-12 hours on a plane - I am not necessarily the happiest person either - and I don't play a massive game of tennis in 40 degree heat the weekend before I fly!
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@Anonymous11891 Time : 2014-02-11 13:37:02 #7
李娜没有错。世界冠军也是人, 一个人心里创伤的这辈子是很难抚平的. 李娜直率、倔强、敢作敢为的个性"不符合吾国与吾民传统的价值取向,因为中国式教育培养的是听话的人,见人说人话见鬼说鬼话的人,没话找话的人和有话不说的人". ;李娜现象 正好暴露了中国教育的弊病和一些媒体的无耻, 应该感谢李娜的冷淡.
From: China 辽宁(liao ning) 丹东(dan dong ) @HalinaSui Time : 2014-02-12 14:28:21 #8
Li Na is not cold.She is a revolutionist of the feudal education revolution to me.
It's a normal reaction to struggles, setbacks, and disappointments from family and coach.
She just didn't hide.
I believe there are more people in China feeling the same way.
Examination- oriented education system is a social abuse in China,needless to say "developing the capabilities by insulting to one's pride".
More and more Chinese people begin to pay attention to mental health now,but apparently,the maturing of the abused generation who had suffered a lot, have began to diffuse negative emotions.
As her peers, we could heartily wish that Li Na would finally get through unpleasant emotions,and gain the happiness from her soul
From: China 广东(guang dong) 广州(guang zhou ) @fangfang5168 Time : 2014-02-12 15:03:05 #9
@JohnAbbot
Li na is a good girl, she just want to go its own way, she don't hypocrisy, she is the true, please believe, please support her.
From: China 浙江(zhe jiang) 杭州(hang zhou ) @JohnAbbot Time : 2014-02-15 15:09:03 #10
@panda2009
@dancingshoes
@purplesea1970
@QinQL
@aussieghump
@Anonymous11891
@HalinaSui
@fangfang5168

Thanks all for your helpful thoughts.

For the most part, I have no doubt that over the years Li Na has suffered significantly from bureaucratic fools of the worst kind. Government clowns trying desperately to glom onto her earnings, control her efforts both on and off the tennis court and ride on her coattails in attempts to take credit for everything she has achieved every step of the way.

The ridiculous (and shameless as Panda suggests) offer of a huge gift of money to her deserved her sneers and I wholeheartedly applaud her for so sneering. Li Na's job is to play tennis and attempt to win. When she wins on such a grand scale as the Australian Open, she is rewarded on an equally grand scale in both prize money and payments for endorsements. That some self serving government
clown thought it appropriate to throw money at Li Na that could better be spent feeding the starving or educating the poor is truly insulting to all Chinese citizens.

I personally think that the real Li Na showed up both in her acceptance speech at the Open and her non-acceptance speech in Wuhan, and I applaud her for her actions on both occasions.

But then, I'm not a big fan of government bureaucrats.
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