Inspiring The Next Generation: Xu Lijia

Xu Lijia, or Lily Xu, first entered the national consciousness in 2008 with her stirring victory at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.



As we’ve shown in our series Sailing Hero In Her Own Voice, she endured more than her share of trials and tribulations on her way to the top.


Now, during a break from her gruelling training for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she has generously agreed to share some of her time with ShanghaiEye, and the students of Shanghai No. 3 Girls’ High School.


Stay tuned for tomorrow’s episode as Lijia and her husband talk about their life of marital bliss.



Director: Gu Jia
Editor: Wen Hairong