Friday, August 23, 2013

A must-read about Li Na

Brook Larmer, writing for The New York Times Magazine, has put together a thorough, very insightful and highly entertaining portrait of Li Na. Needless to say, much of it is hilarious because Li is constantly quoted. But there's a lot more. Of special interest is the understanding that coach Carlos Rodriguez has of how Li's self-esteem was affected many years ago by the Chinese government, and how her experiences in the government-controlled system still hold sway over her.

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