Starlight Phase 1: Ding Junhui, the Chinese “Ding” on top of the world



13th career crown

Win the 2017 Snooker World Open

On September 24, 2017, with the perfect hole of the last ball, the stadium was boiled and the fans cheered.

This night belongs only to Ding Junhui.


In the final 10:3 victory over Karen Wilson, 30-year-old Ding Junhui won the 13th career world championship trophy. We are fortunate to witness the brilliance of Chinese billiards and his brilliance.

Perhaps, after covering this page of pride and glory, we should look back at those years, the glorious years of Ding Junhui sweating, practicing desperately, and becoming famous when he was young.


the beginning of the beginning

Greatness is always born inadvertently

An accidental experience, that summer, Ding Junhui, a third grader of elementary school, played a few shots for his father while he was going to the toilet while his father was playing with a local billiard master. He unexpectedly defeated his opponent. Since then, Father Ding has become conscious. Cultivate his son’s interest in billiards.

The story begins inadvertently, but to succeed, talent alone is not enough. At the early age of ten, when we are still laughing and playing, immersed in animation, comics, and games, he puts more than 8 hours a day. Of the time spent training in the ball room.

My parents sold their hometown house so that Ding Junhui could continue playing. Those years were undoubtedly the hardest and most difficult time for a family of three, but it was also the most memorable time.



The gift of cash

The youngest Asian champion

Time slipped to May 2002, 15-year-old Ding Junhui won the first Asian Championship for China. In August of the same year, he won the World Youth Snooker Championship again, becoming China’s first billiard world champion. At that time, Ding Junhui was known as the “Oriental Prodigy” in the billiards world.

At the age of 16, Ding Junhui officially turned into a professional player and immediately became the number one snooker player in China.

In 2005, Ding Junhui reached the quarter-finals at the Wembley Masters. In April of the same year, he defeated Eberton, Fu Jiajun, Dahdi and Hendry all the way at the International Taiwan Federation Rankings China Open, winning for the first time. Winning the championship shocked China.




Hand in hand with star

Become the spokesperson of the star pool table

In 2005, Ding Junhui joined Xingpai and became the spokesperson of Xingpai billiards. With the support and encouragement of Xingpai, he is no longer alone. Hand in hand for twelve years, while achieving mutual achievement and creating brilliance together, it also contributes to the development of China’s billiards industry.



“Champion Desolation”

The trough? The way to break the doubt

Gorgeous debut, the trough also followed. In 2007, Ding Junhui made history at the Wembley Masters and hit the first full score of his career, entering the finals in one fell swoop. But after losing to O’Sullivan 3:10 and missing the championship, Ding Junhui cried on the spot and his career began to decline.

The road to breaking the doubt is a long one. Under the pressure of external speech, I have to constantly challenge myself and fight against myself. Fortunately, Ding Junhui and the star behind him did it.

After a 1211-day “championship shortage”, he won the British Championship at the end of 2009. Ding Junhui was relieved from the trough, and the king returned.



King’s return

First ascend to the top of the world

Ding Junhui’s 2013: 4 crowns, the best of the decade.

This year, Ding Junhui is considered to be the most successful player in the snooker world.

This year, he won the Shanghai Masters, India Championships, Chengdu National Championships trophies consecutively, back-to-back three major ranking tournaments, the last time he did this was Hendry 20 years ago; this year, he was in The large-scale ranking competition created 22 consecutive victories, and the deciding game achieved an 11-game winning streak, which was also second only to “Billiard King” Hendry, who had won 31 consecutive victories; this year, he won a total of 4 large rankings In the competition, he became the player who won the most championships in the snooker world; this year, he once again scored 147 points, becoming the player with the most 100 points and 147 points among the “post-80s” players in the snooker world; This year, Ding Junhui was nominated for the best male athlete of CCTV sportsman, and “China News Weekly” influenced China’s annual figure list and was recognized as the biggest positive energy in China’s sports in 2013.



The love that comes quietly

Wish to have one-hearted people

On August 14, 2014, Ding Junhui, who won five championships in a single season in a row, happily admitted to being married when he was a guest on CCTV’s “Wind and Cloud Meeting”. His wife Zhang Yuanyuan is a standard “universal brand” wife, responsible for all his affairs. With a wife like this, it’s no wonder that Ding Junhui is so invincible.



for the mother in heaven

red eyes after winning

Who can understand the bitterness of this year?

This is his sad past, the softest part of his heart. He is not a person who is good at talking. At the moment of winning the championship, the tears in his eyes told everything on his behalf.

The kid who used to practice football

has become the first Chinese snooker

But my mother can no longer lift the trophy with her

The greatest sorrow in life is nothing but this

May the dead rest in peace, and the living will cheer up



Goal Grand Slam

The distance to the Grand Slam is only the World Championship champion

After winning the 13th title in his career, he once again ranked first alone in the post-80s ranking championship.

So, what is his next goal? Ding Junhui said firmly: “I always aim to win the championship at the World Championships.”



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