Uber Cup 2018 if there is a "star", it must be given to Michelle LI, badminton player of the Canadian national team. An outstanding athlete leading Canada to reach Quarter Final. They are even names the third favorite team and that is the best work that a small team like Canada can do.
As the "big sister" of the team, Michelle LI a women's single player to compete in all four matches and did well in every game she was fielded. In the first round Canada encounters with India, she met Saina NEHWAL, the first women's singles world champion and she won 2-1 that paved the way for the Canadian team to qualify into quarter final 15-21, 21-16, 21-16
Then, in the second match against Japan, first favorite team on the list, she lost to the current world champion Nozomi Okuhara 16-21, 17-2. In the final group March she overcome Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen from Australia by 2-1, 19-21, 21-16, 21-19 helping the team through to the knockout stage ranked second below Japan. She culminated uber cup 2018 competition by winning over sung ji hyun 21-14,21-15
||Canada makes history although with a small team. Catherine CHOI, Rachel HONDERICH, Michelle LI, Stephanie PAKENHAM, Brittney TAM, Michelle TONG, Kristen TSAI and Josephine WU are the players who played singles and doubles. The qualification as the last 8 teams standing writes a historical moment for badminton.
All this was attributed by Michelle Li as the founder of Canadian Badminton Foundation. After decided to move from Hong Kong to get a Canadian citizenship, she played many championships. She is one of the top badminton players in Pan American, where she won Pan American Games, Pan Am Championships and Pan Am Women's Team Championships. She won the 2014 Commonwealth Games Women's singles title by defeating PV Sindhu in the semi-finals and Kirsty Gilmour in the finals.
In the BWF Grand Prix, she won three Canadian Open championships in 2014-2016, resulting in a frenzy of badminton in Canada. And many young athletes have developed. Hence Canada became one of the best young badminton teams in North America.
In this Uber Cup, if anyone mention female Canadian player, it is not surprising that Michelle Li is the heroin of badminton.
Michelle Li's name should be inscribed in the journey of Uber Cup 2018 as a true badminton player.
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