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

Discussion in 'Olympics LONDON 2012' started by kwun, Aug 3, 2012.

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Who will win Men's Single Gold?

Poll closed Aug 5, 2012.
  1. Lee Chong Wei (MAS)

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  2. Lin Dan (CHN)

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  1. kwun

    kwun Administrator

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    being the most anticipated match of the past 4 yrs, i am going to go ahead a create a new thread for this with a poll.


    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:

    9am - Chen Long (CHN) vs. Lee Hyun Il (KOR)
    1pm - Lee Chong Wei (MAS) vs. Lin Dan (CHN)
     
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    Lin Dan vs Lee Chong Wei. This match must be atttended by the Big shots, VIPs.

    This will help to do some bit in gaining positives for the sport.
     
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    After the performance against Chen Long, I vote for LCW now.
    He seems to want it really that much and seems to be prepared enough to challenge LD on his maximum level. I've also noticed that he seems to have no (visible) physical limitations due his injury from the Thomas Cup.

    Additionally, it was really the first time I've seen him that celebrating that "rude" :D I've also seen him very seldom expressing some shouts after winning a point like today, against CL.

    Therefore:
    LCW, BOLEH!
     
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    Is definitely going to be a good match ! anyone going ? The MD final is in the same session as well .:)
     
  6. kwun

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    having to following matches from the US west coast is hard. the past week i have been trying to stay up for 1am start time, and then try to stay awake as long as i can. i haven't set any alarm clocks for the early morning ones so i missed a couple of good matches.

    but for the MS final, i am setting an alarm clock for sure. 5am here i come.
     
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    Go LCW!

    I voted for LD in earlier poll, but prove me wrong! :D
     
  8. visor

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    Not gonna get sucked into voting, as that always jinxes my favorite in the past. :p
     
  9. visor

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    Come to think of it, I'll vote for LD. ;)
     
  10. gundamzaku

    gundamzaku Regular Member

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    wait, so i'm from santa clara too, so the game is at 5am tomorrow, saturday the 4th of Aug, and if i use that nbc link, it will stream it live at 5am??????
     
  11. kwun

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    yes. but don't hold me accountable! ;)
     
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    The winner of LD vs LCW is Us, all people who love badminton. I can't wait for this showdown!
     
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    LCW was amazing against Chen Long, he really limited Chen Long's attacking possibilites whilst attacking well himself, I guess it's going to be the same game plan against Lin Dan. I missed most of the one match that Lin Dan was pushed so I can't judge his form, but I think age, the draw, and his simpler style make him the slight favourite.

    Can't wait!
     
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    It's gonna be a great match, but only if LCW takes his SF form to the final. This is where LCW is bit suspect in the past.

    LD, for sure, will be at his best. He has always shown to step up a notch when he takes on LCW.
     
  15. kaki!

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    Not sure about streaming, but it's definitely not on TV:
    It'll be shown on Monday :(
    Edit: Ok they'll stream WS final but not MS :(
    http://www.nbcolympics.com/online-listings/sport=badminton/day=august-4/index.html
     
    #15 kaki!, Aug 3, 2012
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    I think we're going to see the mother of all LD (OG'08, AE'09, AG'10, WC'11) in this final. This final could go very bad or very well for LCW.

    1. Worse case is LCW is thrashed straight sets like beijing OG not scoring more than 12 points each set.
    2. LCW gives a close fight and ends up losing by a whisker like in WC'11.
    3. LCW pulls off the greatest game of his career and deservingly beats LD in the final.

    Even though Sho Sasaki took LD to 3 sets in the previous round, we know LD is probably going to be an entirely different person in the final and having LD get stretched here is hard to see especially against his nemesis LCW.
     
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    Any little ounce of doubt from LCW, it's probably over for him..

    OTOH, from what i've seen from LD throughout the whole week (on and off court), he's looked as focused as one can be (and he's still growing his beard and 'stache)..

    Bottom line, the result will all depend on Lin Dan's attitude & himself..
     
  18. kaki!

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    Oops can't edit my post anymore, but look at this on NBC's streaming page:
    M. Fujii (China)???
     
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    No way LCW can win this. He's mentally gone after the semi-final. Just far too much expectation and pressure as usual. He's basically the Andy Murray of badminton.
     
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    he just need to keep thinking about the gold bar....
     

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