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Glassgow Commonwealth Games 2014 Individual Badminton Events

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  1. Loh

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    http://commonwealthgames.sporttu.com/home/265?gclid=CNLt0cHX6b8CFdcMjgodHlAAEg#


    Today is the start of the Individual events and a separate thread may be in order.
    Players can now compete for individual honours and forget about their poor showing in the team competitions. :D


    Draw For Individual Events
    http://results.glasgow2014.com/sports/bd/badminton.html

    29 Jul / 09:00 Men's Singles Round of 64

    Chong Wei Feng (MAS) is the man to beat in the absence of WR1 Lee Chong Wei.
    Will CWF be able to withstand the pressure? His teammate Daren Liew and the top guns from IND will be his greatest rivals. Not forgetting R. Ouseph of England too.

    29 Jul / 09:00 Women's Singles Round of 64

    Similarly, the lady players will gun for PV Sindhu (IND) in the absence of her more illustrious compatriot, Saina Nehwal. Tee JY (MAS) and K. Gilmour (SCO)will stand in her way and perhaps a few other dark horses too.

    29 Jul / 09:30 Men's Singles Round of 64
     
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    Don't overlook Michelle Li or even Liang Xiaoyu who may be the surprise package after her noteworthy performance during the team event disposing of Tee JY and putting up a credible fight against Sindhu.In my opinion,LXY is a dark horse.

    Rajiv has done well so far and should continue to trouble the main contender CWF in the absence of LCW who is not missed in the team event but it's not a sure thing for MAS to take the MS gold though Darren Liew is also in the running. Worth a mention is K Srikanth and I think P Kashyap still has a fighting chance. Personally, I'd to see Derek Wong or Huang Chao step onto the podium to receive a medal of any colour.

    For MD, WD and XD, I daresay SIN reps are medal prospects too but not as favourites except perhaps WD Shinta/Yao. MAS MD is the frontrunner and for XD my bet is on Mr and Mrs Adcock for gold.
     
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    MS has started

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    G. CUPIDON
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    First result coming in for MS:

    G. CUPIDON (SEY) aged 32, beat M. DONOHOE (NFK) aged 52, 21-3, 21-8.

    Really friendly games! :cool:

    I'm sure just like me, you are surprised to learn of colourful names like Seychelles and Norfolk Island. Perhaps they are better known as places for wonderful holidays. :)
     
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    Paul 18, is from Rose Hill, Mauritius, and Henry 22, hails from MANDEVILLE, Jamaica.
     
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    Ws

    Competitors

    Match

    Game 1

    Game 2

    Game 3



    Photo P. BASHIR

    PAK

    P. BASHIR
    2 21 19 21

    Photo J. AH-WAN

    SEY

    J. AH-WAN
    1 15 21 15
     
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    http://results.glasgow2014.com/event/badminton/bdw001616/womens_singles_round_of_64.html

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    E. CANN
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    A. STEPHENSON
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    Cann 35, is from Jersey and Stephenson 17, Northern Ireland.
     
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    Bashire 26, is from Karachi, Pakistan and J Ah-Wan 33, is from Victoria, Seychelles.

    Some interesting Biography from:
    http://results.glasgow2014.com/athlete/badminton/1028327/j_ah_wan.html:

    ATHLETE BIOGRAPHY

    Juliette Ah-Wan

    Start of sporting career
    She took up badminton at age 14 in Seychelles. (Athlete, 04 Oct 2010)

    Reason for taking up this sport
    She initially played tennis, but took up badminton on the advice of her friend Vanessa Crea. (sbg.ac.at, 2002)

    Hero
    Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei, Chinese badminton player Gao Ling. (Athlete, 04 Oct 2010; melbourne2006.com.au, 26 Mar 2006)

    Awards
    She was named Sportswoman of the Year at the Seychelles Sports Awards in 2000 and 2007. She was the first badminton player to win the award. (maryvonnepoolseychelles.blogspot.co.uk, 21 Jan 2012; nation.sc, 26 Jan 2008)

    She was named Young Female Athlete of the Year at the Seychelles Sports Awards in 1997, 1998 and 1999. (nation.sc, 26 Jan 2008)

    General
    NATIONAL FIRST

    She and partner Georgie Cupidon were the first Seychellois athletes to win a gold medal at the All-Africa Games when they won the badminton mixed doubles in Algiers, Algeria, in 2007. (english.people.com.cn, 20 Jul 2007)

    Social Media
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    ATHLETE BIOGRAPHY

    Andrew D'Souza

    http://results.glasgow2014.com/athlete/badminton/1059803/a_dsouza.html

    Gender: Male Age: 20
    Height: 1.78m(5' 10'')
    Weight: 71Kg / 156 lbs
    Date of Birth: 01 July 1994
    Place of Birth: OTTAWA

    Member of national team since
    2014 (Facebook profile, 06 Jun 2014)

    Start of sporting career

    He began playing at age 11 in Ottawa, OM, Ontario. (Andrewpdsouza.com, 25 May 2014)

    Ambitions

    To win a medal at the 2015 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (metronews.ca, 08 Aug 2012)

    Hero
    Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (metronews.ca, 08 Aug 2012)

    General

    FUNDRAISING

    As a self-funded athlete he had to raise money to pay for his travel expenses to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. He came up with innovative ways to attract financial support, including holding an exhibition tournament at his training centre, the RA Centre. (andrewpdsouza.com, 25 May 2014)

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    D. WONG
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    Derek Wong

    Biography

    Age: 25
    Height: 1.74m(5' 8'')
    Weight: 67Kg / 147 lbs
    Date of Birth: 13 January 1989
    Place of Birth: SINGAPORE

    ATHLETE BIOGRAPHY

    Start of sporting career
    He began playing badminton at age seven. (BWF, 2014)

    Reason for taking up this sport
    His parents were both badminton players, and took him along to play. (redsports.sg, 11 Jun 2008)

    Ambitions
    To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (todayonline.com, 24 Mar 2014)

    Training
    He trains 12 times per week, depending on his tournament schedule. (BWF, 2014)

    Most memorable sporting achievement
    Winning his first major medal, a bronze at the 2011 Southeast Asian [SEA] Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. (BWF, 2014)

    Most influential person in career
    His father Shoon Keat. (BWF, 2014)

    Sporting philosophy / motto
    "Someone once said to me, it is not bad to be in second place because then you will know that you have certain areas that need to be worked on. Being champion gives you a little time to enjoy the victory and continue to find your own areas to improve." (BWF, 2014)

    Awards
    He was named Straits Times Athlete of the Month for August 2011. (BWF, 2014)

    General
    CONSIDERING QUITTING THE SPORT

    In 2010 he considered giving up professional badminton after a lack of training time during his national service had left him trailing behind his rivals, suffering many defeats. "My parents told me, 'Derek, you can still do it, don't give up'. Those were very simple words, but they made a lot of difference." (menshealth.com.sg, 15 Jan 2013)

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    Mark Constable

    Biography


    Age: 37 Height: 1.77m(5' 9'')
    Weight: 77Kg / 169 lbs
    Date of Birth: 15 September 1976
    Place of Birth: COVENTRY ENGLAND

    ATHLETE BIOGRAPHY

    Start of sporting career
    He began playing badminton at age seven. (harrowschool.hk, 09 Oct 2013)

    Ambitions
    To compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (onefoundation.org.je, 02 May 2013)

    Awards
    He is a previous winner of the Badminton Writers' Association Young Player of the Year. (baofe.co.uk, 11 Feb 2002) (Badminton England 09/11/01)

    General

    COMPETING FOR JERSEY

    He represented England at the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games, but switched to compete for Jersey for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, having previously coached the Jersey Commonwealth Games badminton team. "Jersey is my home now and I'm heavily involved in badminton here, so I'd love to represent the island as part of that." (jerseyeveningpost.com, 29 Aug 2013; jerseyeveningpost.com, 14 Feb 2013; Birmingham Mail, 31 Jan 2006)

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    Today is Singles Round of 32.

    As expected topseed CWF (MAS) easily beat B. Dullewa (SRI) 21-13, 21-10.
     
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    Selection of some Commonwealth countries for comparison

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    [TD]1. Norfolk Island
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    [TD]34.6 km2
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    [TD]2,302
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    [TD]Pacific Ocean, btw AUS & NZL
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    [TD]Est US$100 million, dependent on AUS
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    [TD]2. Jersey
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    [TD]118.2
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    [TD]97,857
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    [TD]Near France, off Normandy
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    [TD]US$6 billion
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    [TD]3. Maldives
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    [TD]298
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    [TD]393,500
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    [TD]Indian Ocean, near Sri Lanka
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    [TD]US$2 billion
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    [TD]4. Seychelles
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    [TD]459
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    [TD]90,024
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    [TD]Indian Ocean, east of South Africa
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    [TD]US$1.1 billion
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    [TD]5. Mauritius
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    [TD]2,040
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    [TD]1,259,838
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    [TD]Indian Ocean, southeast of Africa
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    [TD]US$12.8 billion
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    [TD]6. Falkland Islands
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    [TD]12,200
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    [TD]2,932
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    [TD]South Atlantic Ocean, east of S. America
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    [TD]US$170 million
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    [TD]7. The Bahamas
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    [TD]13,878
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    [TD]319,031
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    [TD]Atlantic Ocean, 700 islands, north of Cuba
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    [TD]US$8.5 billion
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    [TD]8. Singapore
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    [TD]716.1
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    [TD]5,399,200
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    [TD]Southeast Asia, at southern tip of Malaysia
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    [TD]US$295 billion
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    I must confess that I know very little of the disparate countries that make up the Commonwealth, which spread over such a huge geographical area in many different continents across vast oceans. So I decided to choose a few as shown above and gather some data from Wikipedia. The information may not be updated but it gives us a rough idea of these countries.

    I thought Singapore's geographical size is very small, although it has been increased through land reclamation over the years. I am therefore surprised to discover that there are a number of countries in the Commonwealth smaller than Singapore! But their economy is vastly different from highly urbanized and globalized Singapore as reflected in the GDP numbers.

    With a population of over 5 million, although about 1.5 million are foreigners, Singapore's population density is among the highest in the world. Compared to the other Commonwealth countries listed above, Singapore is highly congested and urbanized!

    There are a few very large countries in the Commonwealth which dwarf all the others.
    India, Canada and Australia for example are geographical giants. :D
     
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    Hard luck for SIN Liang Xiaoyu, she is slated to meet Michelle Li in the R16.
     
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    Good game now between Adcock/ Smith vs Bankier/ Gilmour

    Think the Scot's should look to wear Smith out by letting her smash a lot in the first game. Adcock isn't as comfortable from the back of the court
     
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    And here we have it. Lauren Smith getting tired and the English pair finding it harder to win points.
     
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    Excellent match. England win in 3 games.

    Amazing that they met in the first round really.
     
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    Commonwealth Games 2014: Let the Rackets Talk!

    [h=2]General News[/h][h=3]http://www.bwfbadminton.org/news_item.aspx?id=86759[/h]Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - Text by Gayle Alleyne | Badmintonphoto & Shi Tang

    The quest for individual badminton glory at the 2014 Commonwealth Games kicks into high gear today with the rounds of 32 taking place in all five categories at the Emirates Arena.

    After months and weeks of speculation about which players will steal the limelight in Glasgow, it’s time for the rackets to do the talking as top players such as PV Sindhu of India; England’s Chris and Gabrielle Adcock (BWF home page); Singaporean duo, Danny Chrisnanta and Chayut Triyachart (below); and Malaysian dynamo, Chong Wei Feng, look to enhance their credentials ahead of next month’s Li-Ning BWF World Championships while bringing more honour to their respective countries.

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    As usual, Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles will likely grab the biggest headlines and, in the absence of 2010 Games champions Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) and Saina Nehwal (India) respectively, the responsibility has fallen to their blossoming compatriots to bring back the gold.

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    On the men’s side, Chong Wei Feng will hope for the same good fortune that has seen the illustrious elder statesman of Malaysian badminton ascend to the top of the podium in the last two Commonwealth Games. Having inherited the No. 1 seeding after Lee Chong Wei’s withdrawal and buoyed by his impressive victory over England ace, Rajiv Ouseph, in the Mixed Team final, he will certainly fancy his chances. Chong begins his assault today versus Buwaneka Dullewa of Sri Lanka who beat New Zealand’s Joe Wu (23-21 21-17) in yesterday’s opening salvos.

    At the opposite end of the Men’s Singles spectrum, No.2 seed Kashyap Parupalli (left) will want to shrug off memories of India’s 2-3 loss for Mixed Team bronze against Singapore, despite his best efforts. However, his pedigree and years of experience should take him past Dakeil Thorpe of Barbados and into the last 16. Other prominent names in the hunt are Parupalli’s team-mates, Srikanth Kidambi and RV Gurusaidutt as well as Ouseph, Derek Wong (Singapore), Daren Liew (Malaysia) and Sri Lanka’s Niluka Karunaratne.Meanwhile, Women’s Singles top seed PV Sindhu will have to show steely resolve to withstand home support for No.2 seed Kirsty Gilmour if she is to retain India’s hold on the crown won by Nehwal on home turf in New Delhi four years ago.

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    The lanky 19-year-old opens her account versus South Africa’s Sandra LeGrange who will no doubt be keeping her sporting motto – “You have to believe in yourself when no-one else does” – in mind as she seeks a sensational upset of Sindhu. Gilmour’s first match is against Australia’s Verdet Kessler who came through 21-3 21-13 against Barbadian, Mariama Eastmond, yesterday. Canada’s Michelle Li (below) – who upset Sindhu in Mixed Team quarter-finals – is also among the ones to watch as are Malaysia’s Tee Jing Yi, Sarah Walker (England) and Singapore’s Liang Xiaoyu.

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    The doubles competitions will also provide great fare for badminton fans as some of the sport’s best battle it out.

    Malaysia’s promising pair Tan Wee Kiong and Goh V Shem – fresh from integral roles in Malaysia’s defence of its Mixed Team title – are among the top Men’s Doubles contenders, having started with a comfortable 21-18 21-14 victory over Mark Constable and Alexander Hutchings of Jersey. Some players will really have their work cut out for them as they do double duty. Regular BWF World Superseries campaigners Chris Adcock of England and Singapore’s Danny Chrisnanta go for gold in both Men’s and Mixed Doubles while Adcock’s wife and Mixed partner, Gabrielle, also has aspirations of a Women’s Doubles medal with Lauren Smith. Scotland’s Robert Blair will need all the hometown support he can get if he and Imogen Bankier are to prevail in Mixed Doubles while he and Paul Van Rietvelde compete in Men’s Doubles. Bankier is also looking for two medals as she and Gilmour (below) tag-team in Women’s Doubles.

    [​IMG]*****Emirates Arena[​IMG]
     
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    A good test for Liang XY against a more experienced Michelle who has beaten Sindhu in the Mixed Team events, whereas Liang lost.
     
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    Possible QF scenario for MS : Chong WF v Gurusaidutt, Srikanth v Derek Wong, Merrilees v Ouseph, Liew v Kashyap.
     
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    Daren Liew is playing doubles with Peng Soon Chan. They play English pair Langridge/ Mills. Interested to see hoe Liew gets on here
     
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    Liang certainly has an incredible fighting spirit.
     

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