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2014 Yonex-Sunrise MALAYSIA GPG : Qualification-FINAL (25th-30th March 2014)

Discussion in 'Malaysia GPG / India Open 2014' started by CLELY, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. RedShuttle

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    One thing should be said is about the first match of the day.

    Despite of Huang YaQing's upcoming mixed doubles match, the Chinese teammates went all out in the women's doubles final, for three games. Although the play quality was a notch or two below that of the AE WD final, it was still a very competitive and entertaining match.

    LYB has said that his focus will only be the Olympics and the Cups. Hope that this will become the norm when the Chinese teammate meet in competitions.
     
  2. RedShuttle

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    Don't know much about these players (the badminton MD winners, not the ping pong players). Are they imports or home grown?

    XD is the event for dark horses. For the smaller badminton programs, focusing on XD may pay the most dividends.
     
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    [h=2]V Shem-Khim Wah lose to lowly Singaporeans in final (updated)[/h]PASIR GUDANG: Three months ago, shuttlers Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah jumped with joy after winning the Malaysian Open Superseries men’s doubles badminton title.

    But there was no such celebration in the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold at the Pasir Gudang Municipal Stadium on Saturday.

    The second seeds and heavy favourites gave a toothless display to go down 17-21, 20-22 to qualifiers Danny Bawa Chrisnanta-Chayut Triyachart of Singapore in the men’s doubles final.

    It was Danny-Triyachart’s first career title.

    It wasn’t as if Malaysia were not aware of the Singaporeans’ threat. Danny-Triyachart had already served an early warning when they sent top seeds and Malaysian No. 1 Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong packing on the opening day.

    This is Malaysia’s worst ever showing on homeground after failing to win a single title.

    But a disappointed Khim Wah took the defeat in his stride.

    “It was just not our game. We came to a point where we were not even brave enough to go for attacking shots. We must credit the Singaporeans for their good tactical game,” said Khim Wah.

    Khim Wah-V Shem just couldn’t get it right from the start – with both hardly showing any urgency in their game.

    Their movements were stiff and they often made poor returns that were easily slammed down by the Singaporeans.

    V Shem too put up a brave front, saying they will make a quick rebound in the back-to-back Indian Open and Singapore Open Superseries.

    “We wanted so badly to win the title at home again but it did not go according to plan. We will be more prepared for the next two tournaments,” said V Shem.
     
  4. pcll99

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    I have always wondered why LYB chose Pan Pan to become a coach. She won one Super Series title only in her career (Denmark 2009 with Zhang Yawen).
     
  5. SibugiChai

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    Maybe you can call them hybrid?

    Born in Indonesia and Thailand, brought to Singapore in their early teens.

    I think 90% of the credit should be given to Singapore for bringing this guys up and give them the opportunity and attention they needed to grow.
     
  6. RedShuttle

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    If they went to Singapore in their early teens, then Singapore can claim full credit. Otherwise, it would still be tolerable in the name of promoting badminton, but it is not the same thing.
     
  7. Loh

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    They say "nothing is impossible". Easier said than done! :rolleyes:

    But it depends on what we are talking about and whether we have the wherewithal to get things done.

    As for badminton, let's be realistic. At the present time, how many countries in the world can come close to China? :D And China has been a model for world badminton for many years now.

    I think Singapore is realistic and rather gets its own house in order first before dreaming too BIG! :)
     
  8. nokh88

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    Uncle Loh, speaking of coming close to China, I think Singapore has the most realistic chance.
    The export or should I say movement of players out of China, Singapore, ranks the highest.
    Therefore based on this theory, SIN will be second after CHN, in years to come.:D
     
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    You are not talking about badminton, are you?
     
  10. SibugiChai

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    i belib with SIN foreign talent investment, they have a bigger pool of players to choose from CHINA, Indonesia, Thailand & etc...

    Sin will be a force to be reckon with
     
  11. Loh

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    In a way, with money and wealth that was earned through the years after independence by our talents, both foreign and local, Singapore now has the flexibility to invest more in sports as well as in social welfare.

    I was surprised to learn recently that there are 400,000 Malaysians or ex-Malaysians working in Singapore and they contribute to our economy and make things work. In turn they earn good money that could give them a better living, especially when they retire with much savings. Some may choose to remain in Singapore while others may return to Malaysia. I hope Singapore can continue to remain economically vibrant to give us the option to employ foreign talents that can continue to help us to growth without bringing in social disorder.

    But there is always a choice for foreign talents. Being talented they also have more options. Even some of our own local-born have migrated to greener pastures elsewhere, while some foreign talents choose to settle in Singapore.

    What it means is that even with money you cannot always choose and buy what you want.

    You can't possibly buy LD, CL, LXR or WYH from China; RI from Thailand; not to speak of LCW from Malaysia. They are "national treasures". At best you can only get their second stringers. Some countries like Japan or even Korea are rather restrictive on immigration and citizenship.

    One can resort to promising teenagers from overseas, but that takes much time to develop. Even here there could be stumbling blocks. Not too long ago, a Penang girl (I think) wanted to join our Sports School, not SBA, but was prevented to do so by her local badminton association. But I think we have admitted two Malaysian brothers, supposedly good at badminton, into our SSS some time ago.

    Yes our SBA went to China more than a decade ago to scout for talented teens for grooming and development, but some were found to be unsuitable in the process and we had lost time and resources in the end. So it is not that easy. It is easier to develop your own local talents if they are available. In badminton, Singapore is not that lucky enough to have a big pool of talented young players willing to train as professionals.

    There are many factors that a foreign talent may have to look into. Remember they will be uprooted from family and friends and familiar surroundings. They may also be barred from migrating. This would be a pity if the local authorities are not interested, or do not have the resources, in their development.

    A country's immigration policy may change, some for the better while others may not.

    However, in Singapore, there is now some opposition to letting in too many foreign workers, as some of our own workers are without jobs. But foreign talents who can contribute to our various sectors are always welcome. The restriction is largely on low value jobs such as in building construction, as the government wants to increase productivity.

    So forget Singapore as a force to be reckoned with in Badminton.

    But we may still be able to achieve outstanding results in economic activities. I was glad to note that Singapore Changi Airport has retained its No.1 position in the world recently.
     
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    Good question. Is she well connected?

    Best players don't always make best coaches.
     
  14. RedShuttle

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    As long as Xu Chen is producing, Pan Pan is secured.

    Pan Pan is much better than her record indicates. She was the back court specialist. But her front court partner, Tian Qing, has proven to be better at the back than in the front. Pan Pan was later partnered with Cheng Shu, another puzzling combination that was not conducive to success.
     

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