Liu Rui

Liu Rui (simplified Chinese: 刘锐; traditional Chinese: 劉銳; pinyin: Liú Ruì; born March 13, 1982 in Harbin, Heilongjiang; sometimes known as Rui Lui) is a Chinese curler. He was the skip of the Chinese men's Olympic Curling Team at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Liu Rui
刘锐
 
BornMarch 13, 1982 (1982-03-13) (age 37)
Team
Curling clubHarbin CC,
Harbin, Heilongjiang
SkipLiu Rui
ThirdXu Xiaoming
SecondJiang Dongxu
LeadZang Jialiang
AlternateMa Yanlong
Career
World Championship
appearances
7 (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017)
Pacific-Asia Championship
appearances
10 (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016)
Olympic
appearances
2 (2010, 2014)

Liu played in his first World Curling Championships in 2008, playing third for Fengchun Wang. The team lost in the bronze medal game to Norway, settling for fourth place. After a slow start in the 2009 Ford World Men's Curling Championship, Liu switched to throw 4th stones while skip Fengchun Wang continued to call the game and throw 3rd stones.[1] The team struggled, placing 9th. The team represented China at the 2010 Winter Olympics, with Liu throwing last rocks and Wang continuing to skip. The team finished 8th with a 2-7 record.

After the Olympics, Liu took over skipping the team, leading China at the 2010 World Men's Curling Championship, placing 11th. He led China to a 6th place finish at the 2012 World Men's Curling Championship, the 2013 Ford World Men's Curling Championship and at the 2014 World Men's Curling Championship.

Personal life

He is married.[2]

Teams

Event Skip 3rd 2nd Lead Alternate Result
2017 WCCLiu RuiXu XiaomingBa DexinZang JialiangZou Qiang5th (6-5)
2014 WCCLiu RuiXu XiaomingBa DexinZang JialiangZou Dejia6th (6-5)
2014 OWGLiu RuiXu XiaomingBa DexinZang JialiangZou Dejia4th (7-4)
2013 PCCLiu RuiXu XiaomingBa DexinZang JialiangZou Dejia1st (8–4)
2013 WCCLiu RuiXu XiaomingBa DexinZang JialiangZou Dejia6th (6–5)
2012 PCCLiu RuiXu XiaomingZang JialiangBa DexinZou Dejia1st (8–1)
2012 WCCLiu RuiXu XiaomingBa DexinZang JialiangChen Lu'an6th (6–5)
2011 PCCLiu RuiXu XiaomingBa DexinChen Lu'anZang Jialiang1st (11–1)
2010 WCCLiu RuiXu XiaomingWang FengchunZang JialiangBa Dexin11th (3–8)
2010 OWGLiu RuiWang FengchunXu XiaomingZang JialiangLi HongchenT-8th (2–7)
2009 PCCWang FengchunLiu RuiXu XiaomingLi HongchenZang Jialiang1st (12–0)
2009 WCCWang FengchunLiu RuiXu XiaomingZang JialiangChen Lu'an9th (4–7)
2009 Winter UniversiadeWang FengchunLiu RuiXu XiaomingZang JialiangChen Lu'an3rd (8–4)
2008 PCCWang FengchunLiu RuiXu XiaomingZang JialiangChen Lu'an1st (10–3)
2008 WCCWang FengchunLiu RuiXu XiaomingZang JialiangLi Dongyan4th (7–6)
2007 PCC [3]Wang FengchunXu XiaomingLiu RuiZhang ZhipengZang Jialiang1st (6–2)
2007 AWGWang BinjiangWang FengchunLiu RuiXu XiaomingZang Jialiang3rd (4–3)
2006 PCCWang BinjiangWang FengchunXu XiaomingLiu RuiZang Jialiang3rd (5–4)
2005 PCCXu XiaomingLi HongchenWang FengchunLiu RuiMa Yongjun4th (5–4)
2002 PCCXu XiaomingWang FengchunZhu YuLiu RuiMa Yongjun5th (3–7)

Liu was also part of the 2008 Continental Cup of Curling.

Grand Slam record

Key
C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
Masters / World Cup DNP Q DNP DNP DNP SF DNP DNP DNP DNP
The National Q DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Q
Canadian Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Q
Players' DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

References

  • Liu Rui on the World Curling Federation database
  • Liu Rui on the World Curling Tour database
  • Liu Rui on the CurlingZone database
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Liu Rui". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  1. Graveland, Bill (2009-04-06). "Canada wins fifth straight at world men's curling championship". Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada: The Canadian Press. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
  2. 2017 Ford Worlds Media Guide: Team China
  3. "Chinese curling attracts younger crowd". China Daily. 2007-11-29. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
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