Former world number one Zhou Mi is out of the national badminton
team due to lingering injuries.
The 27-year-old shuttler was first drafted to the national team
in 1996. She soon grew into a key player and has made great
contributions to the team's Uber Cup and Sudirman Cup
A lingering waist injury has plagued her in the past year,
hampering her from further achievements including a world singles
title still missing from her collection of trophies.
Zhou Mi had hoped to become a university student.
In another development, the national team will leave for Fuzhou
in eastern Fujian province for a two-month closed-door training
session, to prepare for the Thomas and Uber Cups held in Japan in
(CRI February 12, 2006)