The pressure is on for Li Yongbo after China failed to win this year’s Thomas Cup! They surprisingly lost to South Korea 1-3 at home in Kunshan.
Yongbo is urged to quit by angry fans after a shock Thomas Cup exit threw their Olympic preparations into chaos.
One weeping and hysterical supporter had to be escorted out by security as world number one Chen Long and then two doubles pairs flopped at the team championships.
This results is not a good preparation for the Chinese team for the upcoming Rio Olympics which is just round the corner.
“Li Yongbo should quit,” Chinese fan Zhang Bohan told AFP bluntly. “I feel like there’s something wrong with the Chinese team with the management or something.”
Chinese great Lin Dan won his match against Lee Dong-Keun but it hasn’t been a convincing tournament for the 32-year-old Olympic champion, who earlier dropped a game against French unknown Lucas Corvee.
Li Yongbo can be considered one of the most successful in badminton management but is his time really up?