softball was introduced to China from the beginning of the 20th century, but in China, compared with other ball games, baseball is a relatively less popular project, and even a lot of people can't distinguish the difference between softball and baseball.In this awareness is not high, China has also developed a world-class player, she is a former Chinese softball team captain Ren Yanli.
in 1963, Ren Yanli was born in Beijing, she engaged in sports is a javelin, but due to various reasons Ren Yanli into baseball training, and show the unique talent in softball, teenager baseball circles in China have a lot of fame.In 1986, the 23-year-old Ren Yanli on behalf of the China international, and served as captain of the team.With great ability, won the title of "Asian heavy artillery" Ren Yanli, also won the 1991 and 1993 for two consecutive years of world softball championship home run king.
however the Ren Yanli resplendence in less than two years in the national team to the edge, under pressure, and in 1988 she follow Japan coach yu jin wood son to Japan.Yu jin wood better known as the nickname "the iron lady", she was said to Ren Yanli: "your defense and attack capability is very strong, but your game too little opportunity."Under her repeated persuasion, in 1995, obtained formally Ren Yanli Japanese nationality, and changed its name to yu jin wood lihua.
although have the Japanese nationality and changed its name to yu jin wood lihua, but the Chinese softball association has not been as YanLi membership problem for Japan to reply, so Ren Yanli missed the chance to compete in the 96 Atlanta Olympics for Japan.Bangkok Asian games, the 1998 Ren Yanli one carried the Japanese flag walk in the front of the team, to tell the world: they have is a member of the Japan.
after obtain legal status, Ren Yanli has repeatedly led Japan against China.In '04, Athens Olympic Games in the group, rely on excellent play Ren Yanli, Japan's softball team 2-0 victory over China.In his post-match interview, Ren Yanli said: the Chinese team is very strong, but they are vulnerable in front of the Japanese, we are the most formidable in Asia.In the semi-final, the Chinese team again run into Japan, at the last minute of the game, and with Ren Yanli crit, Japan to beat the Chinese team, crushed the Chinese team champion dream.
in 2004, 41, a retired Ren Yanli became the coach, in 2007, the Chinese softball had sent her invitation, hope he served as manager of China during the Beijing Olympics, but was he rebuffed, finally, the Chinese team lost to Japan in his home.Surprisingly, in 2011, selected by the Japanese baseball association Ren Yanli, became the new Japan actually coach.
Ren Yanli was born in a military family, her father was a kay is a taken part in the Anti-Japanese War of the people's liberation army (PLA), she made the decision to join the Japanese nationality, was his father's firm opposition.Therefore, joined the Japanese nationality, with domestic Ren Yanli completely cut off contact.In 2004, 74 - year - old ren, kay was dying Ren Yanli go alone to Beijing to visit the old man, however, as the father of a kay didn't choose to forgive her.