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2012 Olympics Day 9 - Men's Double Finals (Gold/Bronze)

Discussion in 'Olympics LONDON 2012' started by kwun, Aug 4, 2012.

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who will win Men's Doubles Gold?

Poll closed Aug 5, 2012.
  1. Cai Yun / Fu Haifeng (CHN)

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  2. Mathias Boe / Carsten Mogensen (DEN)

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  1. kwun

    kwun Administrator

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    For Schedule of Matches;
    http://www.london2012.com/badminton/schedule-and-results/day=5-august/all-day.html
    and/or
    http://tournamentsoftware.com/sport/...17A&d=20120729

    For Time in London;
    http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_GB.aspx

    For our BC PAW Game;
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...cs-LONDON-2012

    For Live Streaming;
    Perhaps BCers from different countries can post the links that are working for their regions. Different countries sometimes cannot use the same links. Here is what IOC informed us (how to watch live);
    http://www.olympic.org/content/broadcaster-home/
    and/or
    http://www.youtube.com/user/olympic
    and/or (from info from our BCers)
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...am-London-2012

    ENJOY THE GAME!
     
  2. kwun

    kwun Administrator

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    Schedule of play:

    9.45am - Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon Heong vs. Lee Yong Dae / Jung Jae Sung
    2.15pm - Cai Yun / Fu Haifeng vs. Mathias Boe / Carsten Mogensen
     
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    CHN will win MD ~boohk it..
     
  4. Jonc108

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    Oh no, the jinx vote again... yet I couldn't help myself but voted C/F.... :D
     
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    Boe/Mogensen spent all on the semifinal. Not sure how much is left in the tank. For that I voted C/F.
     
  6. pjswift

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    They have a chance only with the crowd behind them. The crowd will energise them. Also their win over KOR MD will give them confidence. But the crowd factor is the key because that helped them win yesterday.
     
  7. visor

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    Unlike the MS, this one is more clearcut. :)
     
  8. kwun

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    head to head record certainly favors Cai/Fu at 6-2.

    however, their meetings are scarce and only met once in the past year where Cai/Fu won.
     
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    MS is very clear cut. Just like this one.
     
  10. abedeng

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    Just like AlanY predicted, the Koreans froze in big situations. Not as clinical as usual in the semifinal match ...... and it cost them dearly.

    Bronze will be scant consolation for them, especially CJS. But they should still get Bronze.
     
  11. kwun

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    with the way KKK/TBH are playing. should be an easy Bronze match.
     
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    Hmmm.. maybe i am emotional over korea's loss :crying:... but frankly speaking I dun think Denmark stand a very gd chance against china.

    Boe has an obvious weakness on his defence. Moreover, when he gets emotional, he makes errors, believe this will be exploited in the finals match unless Denmark can successfully employ the tatics used in the SF against the Chinese. However, I am rather skeptical because I feel Chinese players in general have great mental strength; mind games may not work well on them.

    Not saying that Koreans do not have good mental strength. IMO, they have great fighting spirit and good mental strength. However, with the recent scandal resulting in the DQ of the WD players, the burden of winning a gold rested heavily on their shoulders.. the weight of the country's expectations may have played heavily on mind. It does not help that psychological games were played and the danes having "home support". IMO Koreans did not lose on the technical level, they lost on the mental level and this could have contributed to the yesterday's result.

    Just my two cents worth...
     
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    watching the DEN/KOR semi.

    LYD was making a lot more mistakes than normal.
     
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    Bo/Mo do quite well in Europe. The crowd roots for them too.

    But FHF/CY is still very tough despite a hostile crowd, linesmen and umpire.

    I hope they will give us a match that we will never forget.
     
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    Agree, one of the rare times i see him rattled on court... not his usually cool and confident self...
     
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    fu/cai have many years of experience and imho they'll be able to handle the (un)gamesmanship and antics that bo/mo usually use to throw off lesser players
     
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    The difference is this. FuCai gets regular crowd support any tournament because CHN fans are everywhere because the Chinese are everywhere. BoMo do not usually get crowd support except certain places. So when they get crowd support, it can boost them to play at a higher level than normal. And they know how to keep the opponent guessing. That tactic drains and burns up a lot of mental energy. It can trigger a mental collapse.
     
  18. K_a_d_e

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    the gold will goes to CY/FH, i just hope it will be a great match thats all
     
  19. AlanY

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    we have the world no 2 against the world no 3.
    from the poll result you can see how much this DEN paired are loved.
     
  20. demolidor

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    Not really ...
     

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