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Lee Chong Wei ( 李宗伟 )

Discussion in 'Malaysia Professional Players' started by tbleong, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. Pakito

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    If LCW had been basketball player professionally

    I'd imagine if LCW's father had said no to the first coaching lessons at B. Mertajam, of if Frost had failed to convince BAM about LCW, LCW would still be a good basketball player. The video below is such: :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cepR1BOBeNk#!



    The stark differences in height between the fifth grader and the basketball adult players are just the way it would seem when LCW had competed with the seniors while he was still a junior player a long time ago. Well, not that long, roughly 15years ago.
     
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    Chong Wei eyes legend's record

    By K.M. BOOPATHY
    28 December 2012
    http://www.nst.com.my/sports/badminton/chong-wei-eyes-legend-s-record-1.192361?cache=%2Fwp-content%2Fthemes%2FAggregate%2Ftimthumb.php%2Fwp-content%2Fthemes%2Fsportpress%2Ffunction%2Ftimthum.php%2F%2Fwp-content%2Fthemes%2Fsportpress%2Fscripts%2Ftimthumb.php%3Fs+"%2Fwp-content"+"%2Fwp-content%2Fthemes%2Fcoffeebreak%2Flib%2Fscript%2Fthumb.php

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    LEE Chong Wei should have the easiest task of winning next year's Malaysia Open but the event will have a special place as the World No 1 will overtake the legendary Wong Peng Soon's haul of eight titles at Putra Stadium on Jan 15-20.

    ...Chong Wei has also proved that he is second to none when it comes to the Malaysia Open, winning the title eight times beginning 2004 until this January.

    ...China's top shuttlers Lin Dan, Chen Long, Chen Jin and Du Pengyu have skipped the event and the only players Chong Wei needs to worry are Japan's Kenichi Tago and Sho Sasaki.

    ...Other familiar names who will be competing are former Indonesians Taufik Hidayat and Sony Dwi Kuncoro, Wang Zhengming of China, Nguyen Tien Minh of Vietnam and Jan Jorgensen of Denmark but none of them are expected to trouble Chong Wei.

    Lack of top 20 players have also worked in other Malaysians' favour as Liew Daren, Chong Wei Feng, Arif Latif and Tan Chun Seang will also feature in the main draw.



     
  3. julianng

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    another song of LCW and LD rivalry... LOL(must watch)

    [video=youtube;k-cJuuConc8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-cJuuConc8[/video]
     
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    what are the lyrics mean?
     
  5. Pakito

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    Interesting Match

    This was the 2007 Hong Kong Open SM, LCW vs Kenneth Jonassen.

    You could see the fast exchanges being won by LCW. Jonassen is equally powerful with his smashes, sometimes awing us with his backand smashes. You can also see the awfully long time Jonassen takes to serve us short serve. However his flick serve is much faster, probably imitating Frost's love of the flick serve. However Jonassen's flick is peculiar indeed, not fooling LCW anyway. This 2nd game had Jonassen leading but LCW had the tenacity to bounce back and win the final point of the game with a spectacular cross court net shot. Please note that Jonassen was already 33 years old, which is no easy feat.

    Video quality is lacking, but enjoyable nevertheless.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRhnzUoIfFE
     
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    Yup, great match and as usual, a very sporting and gracious Jonassen even in defeat.
     
  7. Pakito

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    Yes, later on LD defeated Lcw in the final.
     
  8. nokh88

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    Yup, you can hear the commentator annouced it at the end of the video.
     
  9. julianng

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    How could he write the book 'Dare to be a CHAMPION' when he did not become a world champion yet.

    The book should be called 'Dare to be a RUNNER-UP' instead...
     
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    In my opinion, LCW being able to challenge LD and almost give LD a run for his money is good enough as a champion. It is not hard to imagine that if LD is somehow not around, LCW would have possessed as many titles and achievements as LD has now.
     
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    Yeah, how dare he. He's only the most successful player in superseries history. What a loser.
    Hint: may contain sarcasm.


    You can be a champion even if you're not the most successful person in your field ever. So, while Lin Dan is a bigger champion than LCW (being by far the most successful player in the history of badminton), LCW is undoubtedly a champion as well. After all, the book isn't called 'Dare to be a World Champion'.
     
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    LOL, thanks for sharing. This is so damn funny.. Really made my day.. Thanks again:)
     
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    so get ready for another relaxing or busy badminton year for him?;)
    [​IMG]
     
  14. pBmMalaysia

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    LOL you are funnier than mr.bean :D
     
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    any call on the figure he can win this year?
    my call: <5
     
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    He may only participate in 4, KO, MO, AE and WC and win all. Hehe.
     
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    he wont do that.
     
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    Its more like he cant do that. Sponsorship obligations and BAM will have no results to show in the SS.
     
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    Found this on nst..
    http://www.nst.com.my/opinion/lette...ng-wei-persevere-and-strive-for-gold-1.198700

    [h=1]DATUK LEE CHONG WEI: Persevere and strive for gold[/h]


    [h=2]I WOULD like to start the New Year with a serious message for Datuk Lee Chong Wei, Malaysian badminton superstar.[/h] I hope he will not give up his quest to win the men's badminton singles gold medal in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Indeed, only capturing the gold medal would put a satisfactory and fruitful end to the athlete's distinguished career as a professional player.
    A gold medal would be no present, no surprise and no accident, but rather a well-deserved reward for a man who has beaten incredible odds and suffered enormous hardship in the name of badminton -- for himself, for his family and for his country.
    Thus, I hope Lee will not deviate from this objective.
    Of course, in any victory, the coach or the teacher is important. And I think this champion has had his fair share of mediocre teachers and old-fashioned teachers.
    It was sad to read how his father told him that he would break the young lad's legs if he played basketball again. Why? Because there was no future for basketball in Malaysia.
    Again, I was almost heartbroken reading about how his coach at the time put him off the court for a week, collecting shuttlecocks dropped by other players, because he had broken a racket in anger after losing a game.
    Although Lee pleaded with the coach to be forgiven, this was a coach from the old school who enforced a strict punishment law with no possibility of recourse.
    Good for Lee, he persevered but only to be punished again for asking to be given some rest after an injury.
    Lee believed that with a bit of rest he could recover, but his coach was inflexible and dropped him from the All England Open Badminton Championship in February 2003.
    Lee was devastated by so harsh a punishment, but he persevered like a true Malaysian.
    Lee and his coach should read more books and newspapers and watch more television.
    That is the problem with athletes -- they simply do not pay attention in school, thinking that the sport will support them.
    One common excuse: they are too tired to study after practice that they cannot pay attention in class or do homework, and so they don't do well in examinations.
    It is in books, newspapers and in television news reports that you meet some outstanding people from your line of work who can really teach you worthwhile strategies.
    People, for example, like Mark Spitz, the 1972 Olympic gold medalist for swimming.
    After wining six gold medals in six events, Spitz did not want to take part in the seventh and last event, which was also the most gruelling -- the 100-metre freestyle.
    There were two reasons for this. Firstly, he was tired and secondly, he was afraid of losing.
    In swimming, the true winner is he who wins the 100-metre freestyle event.
    But his coach convinced him, and he swam the race. Spitz won by half a stroke, but he still won.
    By his own admission, he was so tired at the end of the race that he could not have lifted his arm one more time.
    Lee is perfect proof that the mental factor remains crucial in victory, and is now perhaps even more important than before in determining an athlete's performance.
    Lee must find the right coach to build confidence in himself.
    He himself admitted to learning that "life is ultimately about fulfilling basic needs". How true! I couldn't agree more.
    [​IMG] Datuk Lee Chong Wei is perfect proof that mental factor remains crucial in determining an athlete’s performance,



     
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    LCW needs Tang Xian Hu (Lin Dan's personal coach) to teach him SOME REAL MENTAL TOUGHNESS in badminton not all those BAM bull sports scientists etc .... , that is his expertise !!
     

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