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Kim Ki Jung & Kim Sa Rang

Discussion in 'Korea Professional Players' started by Giga01, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Mark A

    Mark A Regular Member

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    R16 at best, I reckon.
     
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    Aren't they the always-bronze pair?
     
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    Not when it really matters and all strong pairs attend...then they have trouble with anyone with good service game
     
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    Still, other countries would be envious of KOR for having 3 MD pairs in the top 10.
     
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    Of course they would. Its the only thing that took them past China in the TC (and another incredible performance by SWH). Its just that Kim/Kim usually disappoint on the big stage, whereas Ko/Shin are more of a surprise pair that dont do well one time and then blaze through to the title the next :D
    Kim/Kim are more consistent, but when they play well Ko/Shin have a way higher ceiling. Shin really has to be on point then though, because he's the one who can really close down the net and get the attack for Ko.
     
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    Well, at least they're consistent... and we don't have to worry about starting an "are they going downhill thread" like some other MAS pair...
     
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    But consistently unable to win tournaments is not as good as winning one in 3 or 4 in my eyes...at least not on the big occasion. But otoh I dont have the Korean coaches' insights from training, maybe Ko wants to focus on XD or sth
     
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    But it's not like they win one in 3 or 4 or even 10.

    I really feel sorry for Ko; he has to put up with the most frustrating partners, but he really does a good job at it.
     
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    Definitely something wrong with Kim Sa Rang in match vs GBR (Langridge & Ellis). He must be injured somehow, wrist perhaps. I have never seen him play so poorly. Thankfully Kim Gijung was playing well and carrying his partner.
     
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    RIO: vs Boe/Mogensen

    I must have been wrong. O so wrong. I am flabbergasted as to how Kim Sa Rang who played so pitifully yesterday could play so incredibly well today. And to compound it, Boe displayed the most miserable performance that I have ever seen him play. It is no secret that he has the weaker defence, by far to Mog, but how many kill shots did he miss? I even felt bad for him.

    It's a moot point as the Koreans won, but I would suggest for any pair playing against these Danes that when Boe is smashing at the back, do not lift cross as Mog is just waiting for it. Keep lifting to Boe or drive straight back or cross block. The Koreans got away as they were white hot today, but they could not break their habit.
     
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    Usually Kim SaRang is the better player. Actually; I had been disappointed with Kim GiJung's progress over the last year. Let's hope they both can prove their potential this week.
     
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    they really look slimmer, or is it just because of the jersey?
     
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    lets not forget that they have lost to the english on 2 previous occasions, in fact they've never won against them.
     
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    Heard the news they have retire from international games
     
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    I think its only Kim Sa Rang. Kim Ki Jung is playing with Ko Sung Hyun now
     
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    only in the japan open for now. he's listed to play with choi solgyu in the korea open
     
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    Well, if anything, now's the time to experiment. Korea went into the Olympics thinking they were a strong team guaranteed at least a few medals. After the frankly disappointing showing, and the slew of 'retirements', they clearly need to find a new solution.
     
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    SaRang played for Petaling Jaya in the Purple league. He didn't look in great form, but enough to win and show a little style sometimes.
     
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    Still... he performed better than his partner KKK...
     
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    I really dropped some tears yesterday to see KKK and KSR on court.
     

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