Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

China's Olympic Women's Single selection

Discussion in 'Olympics ATHENS 2004' started by kwun, Jan 6, 2004.

?

Who should China send?

  1. Gong Ruina

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Xie Xingfang

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Zhang Ning

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Zhou Mi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. kwun

    kwun Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2002
    Messages:
    38,209
    Likes Received:
    278
    Occupation:
    BC Janitor
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA, USA
    who should China send to represent them in the Women's singles event?

    (you can choose more than one)
     
  2. ants

    ants Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Messages:
    13,156
    Likes Received:
    18
    Occupation:
    Entrepreneur , Modern Nomad
    Location:
    Malaysian Citizen of the World
    Most likely Zhang Ning will win the Gold.. unless if she comes down with injury.
     
  3. kwun

    kwun Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2002
    Messages:
    38,209
    Likes Received:
    278
    Occupation:
    BC Janitor
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA, USA
    with her current form, yes. but 8 months is a rather long time...
     
  4. Cheung

    Cheung Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    16,153
    Likes Received:
    10
    Occupation:
    wannabe badminton phototaker
    Location:
    Outside the box
    Out of the 4 Gong RN looks the most susceptible to injury
     
  5. Mag

    Mag Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,342
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Graphic Designer
    Location:
    Stockholm, Sweden
    After having seen Xie wipe the floor with Camilla in Copenhagen Masters, Xie Xin Fang would certainly be a candidate. She did play extremely well in that match, but she doesn't seem to have the psychological stability yet... she has a tendency to "let go" of matches. That's what happened against Camilla the first time they met, and it almost happened against Tine Rasmussen in the Masters. If I was the Chinese coach, I'd be VERY wary about sending somebody who managed to lose a game to Tine Rasmussen! (Tine is not a bad player, but she is clearly a class below these girls.)

    Ergo, Zhang Ning.
     
  6. da ding

    da ding Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2003
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    I seem to get the impression Zhang ning often has injury problems too....that's the main reason she has been in the chinese team for 13 years but has only started really shining in the last few years...just after winning the WC she got injured again during the indonesian open too but she recovered quickly

    I think overall she is the best bet for China's WS gold...she can consistently beat Gong RN, Zhou Mi, Camilla and Mia Audina. However, i noticed that lately Xie is the only one who can consistently beat Zhang--their head to head record was 4-0 in favor of zhang a few months ago but by my count it is 4-4 now...xie has won her in the malaysian open, china open, the Chinese National Championships finals, and something else too...seems to have escaped me when though...

    and does anyone know why zhou mi has experience a dip in form since winning the all england this year...and she only won the China Open cuz gong rn retired in the finals from injury.
     
  7. wilfredlgf

    wilfredlgf Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2003
    Messages:
    2,583
    Likes Received:
    8
    Occupation:
    Security Engineer
    Location:
    Malaysia
    Perhaps she had been playing against the same opponents for far too much (Gong RN and Zhang Ning). Lack of variety brings about stagnation. But then again, the pool of women players of the same class aren't exactly as big as the guys, no?

    Still, that don't seem to affect Zhang Ning and Gong RN, does it?
     

Share This Page