27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

China's badminton player Tian Qing is unhappy with the refereeing in the final match

Chinese badminton player, Olympic champion Tian Qing, after a defeat in the final match of women's doubles by Korean athletes, said that refereeing errors had prevented her pair’s victory.


Universiade. Day 6. Badminton © RIA Novosti / Grigory Sokolov

- The organization of the Universiade is respectable, with high level opponents: teams of Korea, China, and Chinese Taipei presented very serious players. But the work of the referees, was not so professional, and left much to be desired. It is unfortunate that because of the referees, the Chinese badminton players missed the chance to take at least one gold medal in badminton. In addition, it seemed to me that the audience was much more supportive of our rivals. 

Assessing her personal appearance at the Games, the Chinese athlete said it was one of the stages of preparation for the start of the World Championships in August:

- Universiade presented for me a great challenge to my professional ambitions, it was quite a serious competition for which I prepared and participated in, it was a large, tough load. We will analyse things, we will make some notes, and in preparing for future competitions, we will be much more serious.

Media Department of Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate