[Epoch Times, August 4, 2021](Epoch Times reporter Li Yan comprehensive report) Chinese female badminton player Chen Qingchen repeatedly swears at her South Korean opponent during the Tokyo Olympics, causing heated discussions. The Badminton Korea Association (BKA) therefore formally protested.
Yonhap News Agency and other media reported that the Korean Badminton Association believes that Chen Qingchen’s swearing behavior in the East Olympics is too much. In order to prevent him from recurring in the game in the future, it has filed a formal protest to the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
On July 27th, in the third round of the East Olympic Badminton Women’s Doubles Group D group match, the mainland combination Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan played against South Korean players Jin Zhaoying and Kong Xirong.
In the game, the Korean team shouted loudly after winning the first game. The mainland player Chen Qingchen was repeatedly heard swearing from the first game to the end of the game.
Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan finally won the game 2-1, and Chen Qingchen’s indecent words in the game also attracted widespread attention.
Affected by the CCP virus (Wuhan pneumonia) epidemic, there were no live audiences at the Tokyo Olympics. Therefore, Chen Qingchen’s loud voice was particularly harsh in the live broadcast. The US media “Newsweek” reported that Chen Qingchen screamed loudly after losing the first game, and then repeatedly made rude words.
In the semi-finals on July 31, the same combination met again. This time Chen Qingchen still didn’t restrain himself and exploded in the game.
The badminton competitions of the Olympic Games have all ended. In the end, Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan won the silver medal, and Jin Zhaoying and Kong Xirong won the bronze medal.
Korean media reported that the Korean Badminton Association considered Chen Qingchen’s behavior to be too rude, so it decided to formally protest.
The BBC reported that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) did not make any special rules for language etiquette in the competition. However, the World Badminton Federation has made relevant regulations prohibiting athletes from using words that are generally considered to be profanity or indecent in any language.
The World Badminton Federation did not immediately respond to BBC and CNN requests for comment.
Chen Qingchen’s swearing was criticized by badminton fans in Hong Kong, Taiwan and other Chinese-speaking regions. As the person involved, Chen Qingchen admitted that his actions offended some people. She said, “Actually, this is just self-encouragement to win points.”
“I will adjust my pronunciation.” She said on Weibo.
Some mainland netizens believe that Chen Qingchen’s approach is indeed problematic. “You shouldn’t make excuses for swearing. In fact, a simple apology is enough.” A netizen commented.
CNN reported that Chen Qingchen was not the only mainland athlete to explode during the Eastern Olympics. Weightlifting gold medalist Shi Zhiyong was exposed to frequent swear words in daily training.
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