Badminton finals to the final, the opponent has seven points in the extreme disadvantage of the situation upside down, win the championship in front of the home father and elder people... Although the plot is slightly stereotyped, it is undoubtedly very suitable for an inspirational sports film. Perhaps the only thing that is inconsistent is that the film ending with victory is called The Loser is the King (there is no way).
In fact, if we compare the results of the battle, Lin and Li may not be old enemies at all, because the latter has a more well-known nickname in China - Millennium Sophomore, because neither in the World Championships nor the Olympic Games, Li Zongwei has won a gold medal, and many times it is Lin Dan who personally broke his dream of championship, so that Lis compatriots, Chinese rapper Huang Ming. Writing songs and insulting Lindane in anger. But in Malaysia, Lee Zongwei has a super popularity and influence: the films premiere was arranged at the National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More than 20,000 people attended and watched the film that night, setting a record for the largest film premiere in Malaysia.
Not only is legend of Li Zongwei circulating in the rivers and lakes, but also he is highly valued by senior government officials living in Malaysian temples: after winning the silver medal in 2008 Olympic Games, he was awarded the title of governor at the age of 25 and became the youngest governor in Malaysia; after winning the third silver medal in 2016, he was awarded the title of governor Willa.
Datuk is Malaysias honorary title for the local people with high prestige. Although it is only a symbolic status, it is equivalent to the level of our provincial governor, that is to say, at the age of 25, Li Zongwei has won the status of a similar honorary provincial governor. And Datuk Willa is a higher rank than Datuk, second only to Datuk Sri, who was the former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahadi Mohammed when he was in office. Because of the lack of real power and the use of political discourse in China, it can be said that Li Zongwei enjoyed the treatment of deputy state in Malaysia.
Some netizens pointed out that Lis influence in Malaysia is equivalent to Yao Ming+Liu Xiang+Li Nas total influence in China. For Chinese fans, the second-in-a-thousand-year-old who has never won the Asian Games championship, why can he have such a high social status? This should start with Malaysias complex political-ethnic ecological history.
Chinese in Damascus may be the group with the largest number of languages in the world, such as Mandarin, English, Malay, Cantonese, Minnan, Hakka and so on. These languages have specific application scenarios, such as Malay and English in schools, dialect in communication with family members and fellow countrymen, and Mandarin in dialogues with other local Chinese.
This is only one corner of Malaysias pluralism. Apart from the Chinese immigrants from the early 1940s to the pre-war period, the native Malays, Indians and the European descendants left over from the colonial period, such as British, Portuguese and Dutch, jointly formed the country. In religion, while Islam is the national religion, the followers of Buddhism, Protestantism, Catholicism and Hinduism also enjoy religious freedom.
Like many developing countries in the world, Malaysia today used to be part of the colonial rule of the Sunset Empire and a victim of the British Empires divide and rule policy: Malays farmed in the countryside, Chinese mined tin and traded; Indians cut rubber or built railways. In the eyes of colonial rulers, it is impossible for the three major ethnic groups to form a consensus, but a mob, let alone form an independent state.
As early as in the colonial period, the Malays and Chinese, who accounted for the largest proportion in the region, had few opportunities for convergence and integration: Malays, who had developed the sense of Malays first privilege, had no economic status, lived in the countryside for a long time, had a very high poverty rate, but monopolized the police and the local army; and with the advantages of hard work, wisdom, emphasis on education and intra-ethnic solidarity, the Chinese were very good. It is fast becoming the most economically powerful group in the region and wants to gain political power.
The tide of colonial nationalism sweeping Asia has arrived in Malaya, and the British government, which was defeated in World War II, also advocates withdrawing from the East as soon as possible. After a series of internal and external struggles, on September 16, 1963, the United Kingdom formed a federal state called Malaysia in four colonies of Southeast Asia. Because Malays feared that the large number of Chinese in Singapore would weaken their proportion in the country, Singapore became independent, which is what we now know about Malaysia.
But independence has not changed the gap between the three ethnic groups, especially the contradiction between Chinese and Malays. Although the right to learn Chinese freely within the ethnic group has been reserved, and Chinese schools have legal guarantees, Malay is still the official language of Malay, and Malays enjoy many privileges, such as the reservation system for Malays, the reservation quota system for public officials and so on. The acquisition of citizenship, education and employment show discrimination and inequality everywhere. These contradictions eventually lead to Malays. The most notorious ethnic conflict event in the history of Western Asia - the May 13 incident.
Malays are born to be superior to other ethnic groups in this country. Their consciousness of Malays supremacy has been deeply rooted in their minds. Even the constitution of the country clearly stipulates that ethnic relations are unequal. Therefore, whether the successor proposes the student integration program or the one Malaysia program, the results are not good, and those marginalized groups have never been treated equally.
Despite the lessons learned from the May 13 incident, there has been no large-scale ethnic conflict in Malaysia in the past 50 years, but as Weng Shijie, former president of the Mahwa Trade Union, said: Fifty years since the founding of the Peoples Republic of Malaysia, all ethnic groups have not really mingled. All ethnic groups are still at the stage of tolerance. Tolerance is passive and limited, and it is not known when the dyke will collapse. Former Prime Minister Nabugi has a similar idea, emphasizing that tolerance means not liking it very much and accepting it passively when there is no other choice.
It is this intricate and dangerous ethnic contradiction that makes Li Zongweis influence break through the sports circle and become a very influential celebrity in Malaysia.
Badminton is the national sport of Malaysia and the sport that won the most Championships for them. In a country where they are not good at sports, badminton is almost their last dignity. Malaysia, which won three consecutive mens team titles in Thomas Cup, recently won the Cup back to 1992, and has been on the decline since then. For a long time, only Li Zongwei has suffered alone. Hard support, his body has also been pinning on the dream of the whole countrys Olympic gold medal.
Li Zongweis strength really can bear this expectation, occupying the first place in the mens singles world for 825 consecutive days. The champions of the super series and all kinds of Open Championships won the soft hand, and the first mans singles player who scored more than 100,000 points... Although he has never won the Olympic and World Championship championships, or even never won the Asian Games championship, as long as he participates in the competition, he will always be Malaysias most promising athletes to win the championship.
To wear his crown must bear its weight and be placed so much expectation, Li Zongwei naturally bears a heavier pressure and mission than ordinary athletes: to win the first Olympic gold for this country.
Also at the London Olympics, the head of the Malay Olympic delegation bluntly said that Li Zongweis health is a national secret of Malaysia and refused to interview reporters on the grounds of protecting state secrets. When he retired from the World Championship finals a year later due to injury, Prime Minister Najib and Liao Zhonglai, the acting president of the Chinese Association, praised his sportsmanship and urged people to learn from heroes.
Unfortunately, the Feather Association of Dama and the Chinese Football Association have their own attributes of recruiting blacks. More than once, Li Zongwei complained publicly about the badness of the training environment, the leaderships only concern for victory, the reform of all things, the superstition of foreign coaches and so on, which brought Li Zongwei great troubles. Especially when questioned why Li Zongwei lost the game, the Chinese coach Li Mao, who had brought him along, shot a table at an internal meeting and got angry, pointing at the noses of many leaders and scolding them.
Indonesian badminton star Taufik once criticized Li Zongwei for his poor psychological quality, which can only be regarded as a good player rather than a great player. But maybe only when you really stand in this position can you feel the real pressure. If you can understand Clevelands catharsis of LeBrons Cleveland, This is for you after 16 years of championship, then the pressure on Li Zongweis back is about 100 times greater than LeBrons, because the Cavaliersvictory or defeat only symbolizes the process of a citys revival, while putting Datuks badminton racket under the microscope, you may see the words national unity and revival.
Of course, Li Zongwei also has many black spots in Malaysia, such as the platform for former Prime Minister Najib, whose wife Rosma attended Li Zongweis wedding, and even sat directly between him and his wife Huang Miaozhu. The relationship is extraordinary. With Najibs corruption being hammered, many people also question whether the amount of money Li Zongwei earns is also related to corruption. Plus, he is very close to the Mahwa Association, and some Chinese in Malaysia are not impressed with him.
For Chinese badminton fans, Li Zongwei is just the pronoun of the second in a thousand years and the supporting role for Lin Dan. However, for the people of Malaysia, he is not only an athlete, but also a symbol of politics, nationality and culture. Any ethnic group in this country can temporarily concentrate on the front screen of TV and form a rope. However, how to coordinate the relationship between national identity and national identity is not something that can be solved by Li Zongwei. He may allow people of all ethnic groups to sit together temporarily, but how to deal with complex ethnic relations needs to test the wisdom of the politicians.