Against all odds, an ageing table tennis icon sacrifices it all for one last shot at Olympic greatness.

In her final bid for gold, New Zealand’s Chunli Li, faces the lonely road of isolation and self-funding in sport, unveiling the reality of her tireless commitment to win. Joining her after-hours reveals an intimate glimpse into the true sacrifice of a sporting legend whose hopes of achieving her lifelong goal begin to fade.

Director: Jenny Gao
Producer: Mia Maramara
Cinematography: Tim Lambourne, Daryl Wong
Editor: Jack Woon
Sound: Joey Siasoco
Additional camera: Ollie Logan, Jenny Gao
Aerial cinematography: Petra Leary
Production assistants: Bianca Samson, Lu Zheng Wei , Martin Paris
Colorist: Julian Dyson
Production: Loading Docs (Julia Parnell, Juliette Veber, Anna Jackson, Christopher Connolly)
Post-production: Department of Post (Mark Taylor, Lauren Carr, Joss Hardman, Luana Barnes)
Acknowledgments: YMCA Lagoon Stadium Leisure Center, Chunli's Table Tennis Club, Klim Type Foundry, Roseanne Liang, Hweiling Ow & Peter Haynes, Angie Guo
Archives: Chunli Li, TVNZ (Getty Images), NZ Olympic Committee

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