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2014 Li Ning BWF Thomas & Uber Cups - Day 7 & 8 : FINALS (24th & 25th May 2014)

Discussion in 'Thomas Cup / Uber Cup 2014' started by CLELY, May 23, 2014.

  1. cobalt

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    Japan's coming of age was emphatic and undeniable:
    coming of age.jpg

    ...and one man's patience and dedication was rewarded:
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    "Most assuredly, this is not a heavy burden!"
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    read from a news yesterday. Yes, only for Government staff. But, the Government encourages non-Gov companies to declare holiday as well. Well, most of the non-Gov companies didn't declare.
     
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    Gov't staff need the break: Very tiring spending taxpayers money. ;)
     
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    If the govt staffs got holiday is not due to only TC. The women's football team also won the Asian Cup for the first time at the same day. That means double victory.
     
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    And... this is what Sunday was all about?
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    oh is it? That's indeed a double good news for the Japan team. Congratulation.
     
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    LYB still haggles with Larsen to give LD a wild card for WC hopefully to redeem CHN face-saving loss in TC. :D
     
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    They are very hard working. Even if it were a holiday, they would still go to work.
     
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    That's one way to raise nation wide awareness for badminton!
     
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    yes, Japanese are die-hard workers. For non-Japanese to survive at a Japanese company is really difficult.
     
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    Oh yeah. Hopefully, Japan will do well in World Cup too.
     
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    I hope the nation will also work as hard on their birth rate too.
     
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    Haha, the World Cup is too hard. I am not looking good at Asian countries to win the World Cup :D
     
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    On TV two of JPN's young men's singles featured in this TC lamented the lack of popularity for badminton in Japan and hoped that this win will garner more interest.
     
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    Agree but at least they can try to get into quarter final will be another history being made.
     
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    But if I remembered correctly, South Korea (Asia country) was the semi-finalist of 2002 World Cup.
     
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    Haha, I know. I saw all the games of SK but do you also know that many ppl say the reason SK was in semi is because of match fixing? Of coz, no evidence.
     
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    haha, yes, I heard that. Way back in 2002 I was still a junior high school student, but I heard a lot of rumours from my male classmates saying about the match fixing. :D I really don't know how true it was, but I choose to believe mix fixing was involved. As far as I could understand football, South Korea was not that strong at that time. :D
     
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    Indeed, they weren't that strong. Anyway, SK made Asia proud by appearing in semis.
     
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    Here's some comments by PJB :

    Japan’s Thomas Cup win good for the game

    The Japan Thomas Cup team members cheer on during the final against Malaysia on Sunday in New Delhi. The Japanese won 3-2.

    NEW DELHI: Japan’s success in the Thomas and Uber Cups is good for badminton.

    Japan ended giants China’s decade-long Thomas Cup reign with a 3-0 victory in the semi-final last Friday. And on Sunday, Japan completed their fairy-tale run by edging Malaysia 3-2 in the final. It was Japan’s first title in the world’s team competition.

    In the Uber Cup, Japan also reached the final for the first time in 33 years but lost 1-3 to China.

    The Japanese were a force in women’s badminton, having won the Uber Cup five times from 1966 to 1981. They then dropped off the radar and only returned to the limelight a few years ago.

    In 2005, the Japan BA employed South Korean Park Joo-bong, a former Olympic and world doubles champion, and it proved to be a good investment. In 2012, he guided Mizuki Fujii-Reika Kakiiwa to take the silver at the London Olympics.

    “In 2012, Japan won their first Olympic medal. Now, we are the Thomas Cup champions for the first time.

    “Badminton is not a big sport in Japan. It is by winning big tournaments that we get noticed back home.

    “We have a promising bunch of players. I believe the future is good for Japan,” said Joo-bong.

    “I hope the Japanese Olympic Committee will give us a better budget after this triumph,” added Joo-bong, a former coach of Malaysia and England.

    Joo-bong said it never crossed his mind to see Japan join China, Indonesia and Malaysia as Thomas Cup winners.

    “I never thought for once about it (winning the title). All I was interested was seeing the players put up a better show and close the gap on the top players from the other countries. They certainly proved me wrong.

    “Now, we will try to win the bigger events like the World Championships and Olympics,” added Joo-bong.


    Source : http://www.thestar.com.my/Sport/Badminton/2014/05/26/Japans-Thomas-Cup-win-good-for-the-game/
     

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