In case you haven't seen it, here is a video of the Rousey vs. Correia bout! Even though the fight lasted only 34 seconds, it was inspirational to watch. Just a couple years ago, I would never have imagined that a women's match would be the main event on a UFC fight card. This is such an exciting time to be a female martial artist!
Since I was the only competitor in my division, I was awarded the First Place title at the Sanshou Championships. Based on my performance in the exhibition match, I was selected for the US Wushu National Sanshou Team! This was certainly an unexpected result, as I was not expecting to make it onto the national team for any events before I left for China. After watching some of the other title matches at Team Trials and the UFC 190 fights, I am motivated to train seriously so I can honorably represent the US Team at the next level of competition!
I had a lot of fun hanging out with the Texas group at Team Trials - I think we hoarded all of the Cheerios from the hotel's continental breakfast! It was so inspirational to watch America's top Wushu athletes compete for spots on the U.S. National Team.
Congratulations to everyone who made the team this year!
梁思梅 | Liang Si-mei