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Left-handed professional players

Discussion in 'Professional Players' started by Tomus, May 4, 2010.

  1. Tomus

    Tomus Regular Member

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    Funny fact is, our family denies all this - I have two sisters, both are lefties, and I am right-handed :)
     
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    Haha, well maybe you can find this complete article: "Understanding Human Behavior" by McConnel, James V, p39.

    "According to most experts, about 90 percent of the world's population is right-handed. Of the remaining 10 percent, about half are "strongly" left-handed. Which is to say, in about 5 percent of people, the right hemisphere is dominant and controls language.

    Almost twice as many males as females are left-handed. And according to British psychologist Marian Annett, more than twice as many artists, musicians, mathematicians, and engineers are left-handed as would be expected by chance. [...] About 10 percent of left-handers suffer from language disorders and reading disabilities, while only 1 percent of right-handers do. And recent studies suggest that left-handers are three times more likely to suffer severe migraine headaches and certain types of autoimmune diseases than are right-handed people.

    According to Harvard neurologist Norman Geschwind, the cause for left-handedness may lie in testosterone, the male hormone. Geschwind beleves testosterone slows the growth of the left hemisphere, thus favoring greater development of the right. "Consequently, males end up right-handed less often than females."


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    As for badminton there are a few juniors now who are lefty: Carolina Marin (runner-up U19, champion U17), Fabienne Deprez and Mette Poulsen. All three in the top of the european juniors
     
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    before I forget, Lee Hyun Il is a left hander as well :D
     
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    Uncle Wong Choong hann...
     
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    Carolina Marin of Spain
    Linda Zetchiri of Bulgaria
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    Chang Ye-Na and Chae Yoo-Jung of S. Korea
    Audrey Fontaine and Emilie Lefel of France
    Tse Ying Suet of Hong Kong, China (another left-handed player other than Chau Hoi Wah)
    Nina Vislova of Russia
    N. Sikki Reddy of India
    Lai, Shevon Jemie of Malaysia
    Chiang Kai-Hsinof Chinese Taipei
     
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    dun forget Fu Haifeng
     
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    From memory:
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    Yuta Watanabe - Japan
    Yang pohan - Chinese Taipei



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    ... to think about it.. there are rarely Indonesian lefties..
     
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    Flandy Limpele is one of them...
     
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    Yeah. But that is why i said rarely.

    Like.. look at this generation of players.. i cannot think of anyone significant from indonesian playing with left hand. Kholik maybe..
     
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    True, they would still use right hand to hold a racket even if they are left handed if I'm not mistaken. Recently (less than 24 hours ago), I came across greysia polli's instagram and saw Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja eating with her left hand. Some china players did the same too e.g. Jia Yifan and Fu Haifeng signs with their right hand and Lin Dan eats with his right hand. I read from one topic here stating that one of them saw lin dan signs and eat with his right hand in a video. superstitious maybe? :confused:

    Jia Yifan - China
     
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    Well.. gloria is right handed.. maybe that is one off time, that she use her left. I met her and have a chance to eat with the xd players... She is definitely right handed.

    But.. Indonesians do have superstitions about left handedness. I just didn't think that it will be brought to badminton
     
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    How can i forget? The recent Silver Medallists in New Zealand GPG

    Mapasa/Serasinghe; Both Lefties!
     
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    Indonesia will have a lefty soon, Angelica Wiratama is left-handed!
    :D
     
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    I remembered when i was in the state junior under 12 squad back in the early 80s, had a coach (mr haron ahmad), that can play both arm with equal effectiveness. So fun and enjoy to see him play creating havoc with both hands against any rookie.

    If any newbie ask us about what coach is capable.....i answered... hmmmm....sometimes coach dont do backhand:):)
     
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    Also Michelle Chrystine Bandoso

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