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Land Bank's "The Flash" Su Li-yang Triumphs Over Elite Competitors from Japan and China, Winning Bronze at the 2024 Thailand Masters

"The Flash" Su Li-yang from the Land Bank of Taiwan’s badminton team has successfully clinched bronze during the 2024 Thailand Masters of the BWF World Tour Super 300, defeating players ranked 11th, 21st, and 38th from Japan, Mainland China, and Hong Kong. Although eventually falling to the 12th-ranked star player from Singapore and securing the bronze medal, Su Li-yang's world ranking is expected to rise once again in subsequent competitions.


At the age of 22 and standing at 183 centimeters in height, Su Li-yang emerged as a rising star at the age of 15, making his mark by entering the Sydney International Series. Yang’s playing style is characterized by energy and rapid mobility, earning him the nickname "The Flash". With advancements in both physical prowess and skill, Su Li-yang has achieved notable success, clinching second place in two major events: the Taipei Open and the Indonesia Masters in 2023. Additionally, he has made several appearances in the semifinals of international challenge matches and proudly represented Taiwan as a member of the Taiwan delegation during the "2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou," China.


Currently holding the 33rd position in the world rankings, Su Li-yang occupies the 30th spot in the Olympic qualification rankings. Following his bronze medal victory at the 2024 Thailand Masters, he is well poised to ascend even higher in the rankings, thereby accumulating crucial points for Olympic qualification.


In line with the national vision of "Healthy Citizens, Excellent Athletics, and Vibrant Taiwan," the Land Bank of Taiwan (Land Bank) has established its badminton and women's tennis teams since the 1970s, aiming to bolster the badminton and tennis industries in Taiwan and create a comprehensive player development system. This initiative ensures that athletes can compete for the nation without any concerns. In recent years, the Land Bank has cultivated exceptional talents such as Wang Chi-lin of "Lin-Yang Pair," "Little Cannon" Liang En-shuo, "Left-Handed Heavy Cannon" Lin Chun-yi, "Lee Brothers" Lee Fang-jen and Lee Fang-chih, as well as "The Flash" Su Li-yang, making significant contributions to the advancement of sports in Taiwan.


Moreover, the Land Bank is deeply committed to corporate social responsibility, regularly organizing badminton summer camps and charitable coaching activities, where our national badminton players impart their professional expertise and sportsmanship to the next generation. Through these initiatives, the Land Bank aims to encourage young players and underprivileged groups to showcase their talents and potential.


In addition to nurturing the sports industry and fulfilling its social responsibilities, the Land Bank leverages its prominent role in green finance to collaborate with businesses and governments in creating a low-carbon and energy-efficient vision. This encompasses initiatives such as promoting "Low-carbon Transformation and Smart Upgrade Loans," "Renewable Energy Equipment Loans - Green Energy and Green Benefits Marketing Programs," and "Green Financing for Buildings." Through these endeavors, our goal is to establish an “three good” ecological chain wherein environmental sustainability, industrial development, and financial roles coexist and prosper harmoniously.


Additionally, the Land Bank's JCB credit cardholders enjoy various benefits, including discounted rates at five-star hotels, complimentary dining for one person when two dine together on weekdays at five-star restaurants, and discounts on online platforms. What's more, cardholders are entitled to airport transfers and VIP lounge access upon meeting certain spending criteria. In response to the growing trend of mobile payments, we've launched international QR code shopping services in Japan and Korea, providing up to 15% cashback on purchases at participating stores. These initiatives align with our commitment to inclusive finance and cater to the evolving needs of consumers.

Contact: Li Chun-chang

Tel: 02-2217-3271 #121

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Su Li-yang of the Land Bank of Taiwan’s badminton team clinched the bronze medal in the men's singles event at the 2024 Thailand Masters.
Su Li-yang of the Land Bank of Taiwan’s badminton team clinched the bronze medal in the men's singles event at the 2024 Thailand Masters.
Release date: 2024/02/23 Last updated: 2024/02/23