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Koreans dealt a double blow ahead of Finals

Discussion in 'Thomas/Uber Cups 2004' started by jaclyn, May 1, 2004.

  1. jaclyn

    jaclyn Regular Member

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    PETALING JAYA: South Korea were dealt a double blow in their preparation for the Thomas-Uber Cup Finals when both their top men's and women's doubles players - Ha Tae-kwon and Ra Kyung-min - were ruled out due to injuries.

    Yesterday, South Korea's doubles chief coach Park Joo-bong said that Tae-kwon is down with a back injury while Kyung-min is nursing an injured knee.

    Tae-kwon will be replaced by Lee Jae-jin, which will be subjected to the International Badminton Federation (IBF)'s approval while Kyung-min will not be replaced.

    With Tae-kwon out, they will bank on Lee Dong-soo-Yoo Yong-sung, Yim Bang-eun-Kim Yong-hyun and Dong-moon to carry their challenge.
     
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    wow, thats bad news for korea...
     
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  3. BoboTheBadder

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    Wow... Ra Kyung-min injured?! This close to the Olympics?! That's really bad news, especially if you consider their current XD run. Hopefully it won't be a serious injury, since they really deserve the XD gold at the Olympics with the way they've dominated this past year.
     
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    yup.........
    hope they will recover by them........
     
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    Sure it's real bad luck for Ha and Ra. But if both can't play in the Olympics, the person suffers even worse is Kim Dong Moon. He will have to drop out in both MD and XD. :(
     
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    Thomas and Uber Cups take a back seat

    There is no doubt Ha Tea Kwun and Ra Yuming are injured but it's not that serious, in my opinion. I think not including these 2 into the lineup mainly is to avoid further possbile injury and I am pretty sure by the time Olympic comes, Ra and Ha will go all out for the gold. To the Koreans, Olympic is the most important event above all, even prestigious Thomas and Uber Cups have to take a back seat.
    I am not concern at all about the seriousness of Ha and Ra injuries, I think it's more precautionary measure not to include them in the TC & UC events.
    Han

     
  7. nauknip

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    :( Very saddening news. Very unfortunate for both players who would have made their final appearances in the respective Cups. Great waste for Ra Kyung Min who could have finally avoided a strong opponent in Gao Ling. Please recover soon...... please recover real soon.The XD Gold is still in the waiting... :(
     
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    Ra Kyung Min

    Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :( :( :(
    I really really hope Ra will recover soon. Ra waited for Olympics gold so long.
    She deserves to win a gold medal.

    Park Joo Bong interviewd with Korean journalist~
    He will do his best for Ra to be a gold medalist. Ra was Park's pupil and won a silver-medal in mixed with him(96'OG). He really hope Ra will be happy with much delight as gold medalist.
     
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    Exactly. That's the sole reason why she's holding on till now. Please give her what she deserves.

    jeicegreen, where did you see the article? Do you mind sending me the link?
     
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    Park Joo Bong & Ra Kyung Min

    jeicegreen, where did you see the article? Do you mind sending me the link?[/QUOTE]

    Hi, nauknip.. I'm not Korean, but I live Korea. :) :)
    So, I can read & write Korean. I saw some sports newspapers in Korean language, not in English. Can you read Korean language? I hope you can read Korean language and you will be satisfied with this articles.

    http://news.empas.com/show.tsp/20040404n01182/?s=57&e=234

    Bonus: Kim & Ra's articles.
    1) http://news.empas.com/show.tsp/20040328n01702/?s=629&e=807
    2) http://news.empas.com/show.tsp/20040404n02543/?s=869&e=1046
    3) http://news.empas.com/show.tsp/20040420n02349/?s=857&e=1035
     
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    Hi im new here...
    Found this forum early this year but wasnt really interested to sign in as a member..until i watched the ABC last week...Now im CRAZY about the players..especially Kim Dong Moon and Candra Wijaya... :)
     
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    Do any of u guys have news or articles about kim and ra in ENGLISH?
    I found a lot of web sites regarding their news but they are all in Korean... :(
     
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    Thanx a mil jeicegreen!! I can read the Korean alphabet and more or less guess the nouns and verbs in the headlines but grammar-wise I am far from proficient so reading articles is actually quite an impossible task for now. :p But I'll definitely save these articles and hopefully there'll come the day when I can understand all of them. In fact, I have seen all of these articles before but because I didn't bother to read the content, I didn't know the info came from here. =)
     
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    Bad news, but it could be a blessing in disguise. Ra could recover quick enough for Athens, but she will be missing her last Uber Cup. Dilemma dilemma... bittersweet.
     
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    Ra's rival Gao is in the same boat.
     
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    I read somewhere else that Gao Ling will finally take part in the Uber Cup.
     
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    Anybody knows if Ra Kyung Min will still make the trip to Jakarta?
     
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    Maybe it's really a blessing in disguise for Ra for she deserves a good rest after so many battles and victories in the badminton courts. She will be rejuvenated in time for taking the Olympics XD crown with her deserving partner, Kim. It will be their crowning glory before their retirement. And all those many years of hard work, patience and long suffering will be fully repaid. :)
     

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