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Discussion in 'LONDON 2012 non-badminton events / discussion' started by kelana, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. kelana

    kelana Regular Member

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    London 2012: Joo Saehyuk Ousted In The Men Singles Round 32

    The strongest Table Tennis players in the world took center stage today in the Excel Arena in their debut in the Round 32 of competition. This round is perceived to be very critical by the top seeds as their opponents already have the momentum from their victories in the previous rounds.

    Indeed, some of the stars did fail in the round. The biggest upset posted so far is the South Korean chopper Joo Saehyuk who suffered in the hands of a North Korean. As for the other stars like Zhang Jike, Wang Hao, Timo Boll and Michael Maze, their journey continues into the next round of competition.
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    Source: Table Tennista
    http://tabletennista.com/2012/7/london-2012-zhang-jike-won-men-singles-rou/


    The men's 4th Round, Monday 30 July - 19:00, will stage following:


    - ZHANG Jike (CHN) vs (BLR) Vladimir SAMSONOV
    - JIANG Tianyi (HKG) vs (PRK) KIM Hyok Bong
    - Dimitrij OVTCHAROV (GER) vs (AUT) CHEN Weixing
    - Michael MAZE (DEN) vs (JPN) Jun MIZUTANI
    - Timo BOLL (GER) vs (ROU) Adrian CRISAN
    - Andrej GACINA (CRO) vs (TPE) CHUANG Chih-Yuan
    - OH Sangeun (KOR) vs (JPN) Seiya KISHIKAWA
    - GAO Ning (SIN) vs (CHN) WANG Hao


    Resources:
    - http://www.london2012.com/table-tennis/event/men-singles/phase=ttm001400/index.html

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    http://www.ittf.com/
     
  2. kelana

    kelana Regular Member

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    Women's Singles - Quarterfinals (Tue, 31 Jul - starts at 10:00)


    - DING Ning (CHN) vs (JPN) Ai FUKUHARA

    - FENG Tianwei (SIN) vs (KOR) KIM Kyungah

    - Kasumi ISHIKAWA (JPN) vs (SIN) WANG Yuegu

    - LI Jiao (NED) vs (CHN) LI Xiaoxia
     
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    anyone watched the 3rd round match last night that the 16 yrs old American girl (Ariel Hsing) took 2 games off the world No 2.
    GREAT
     
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    and the world champion and world no 1 Zhang Jike only just got to QF with a close 4-3 win over a guy from Belarus
     
  5. kelana

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    I happened to watch it AlanY. Yes, Ariel played very well, with great confidence, she's able to deal with Li Xiaoxia and caused a lot of difficulties to her. Li eventually won with narrow margins, but the fight was really an epic one for Ariel Hsing, a paddler that i never heard before :D i just wonder who's the young girl and her background.

    Read the Ariel Hsing's shocking performance here:

    American Teenager Overshadows Romanian’s Shock Defeat of Medal Candidate

    By: Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
    07/29/2012

    http://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf_full_story1.asp?ID=28653&Competition_ID=2003&
     
  6. Qidong

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    Ariel is now very famous in the Bay Area. The local TV's, both Chinese and main stream, having been reporting her stories in the past few months. One day the TV reporter interviewed his dad, and he was my ex-colleague a few years ago. How amazing. :) I bet everyone in the Bay Area was proud of her after taking 2 games from the 2nd best player from China. Hope to see her shine again in Brazil in 4 years.
     
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    oh, she is very famous in USA, national champion at 15.
    Bill Gate was there last night and she call him uncle Bill.
     
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    correction, the second best player in the world.
     
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    Well, 2nd best in China already meant 2nd best in the world. I think the 10th best in China also means 10th best in the world. :)
     
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    Why they pick Wang Hao over Ma Long?

    Isnt Ma Long a world no. 1 ???? ranking wise
     
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    Yes, Ariel is from around my area! (Fremont/San Jose) She met "uncle" Bill and "uncle" Warren back at a charity and she visits them annually and plays ping pong against them. I watched her 2nd round match where she played a 49 year old. Very interesting.

    She also screams "Soh!" like badminton players do :p (not sure how common that is in table tennis compared to badminton)
     
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    The Men's QUARTERFINALS, Wed, 01 Aug - 10:00 will play following:


    - ZHANG Jike (CHN) vs (HKG) JIANG Tianyi
    - Dimitrij OVTCHAROV (GER) vs (DEN) Michael MAZE
    - Adrian CRISAN (ROU) vs (TPE) CHUANG Chih-Yuan
    - Seiya KISHIKAWA (JPN) vs (CHN) WANG Hao


    The biggest surrpise in the Men's 4th Round today, the European Champion, Timo BOLL, was just ousted 1-4 by the Romanian's paddler, Adrian CRISAN. A big upset indeed!
     
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    well, i'm afraid that it's only the team of coach or just Liu Guoliang himself know the answer :p

    but to my GUESS, they picked Wang Hao because of his experience. It's the only aspect he excels Ma Long nowadays.

    And perhaps to grant him the last Olympic chance to win the gold. If not mistaken, Wang Hao already missed the chances in last two Olympics.
     
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    That is certainly rather shocking. But I believe the current guy in form is Zhang Jike. They may have decided to go for one penholder and the other with a shakehand grip.
    But anyway, don't think there is anyone in world who can beat both Wang Hao AND Zhang Jike in the same tournament.
     
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    especially now Timo Boll is gone
     
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    Gone too is Matthew Syed.
    He must have clocked the most number of miles for a table tennis player, lol.
     
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    Women's Singles - Semifinals 31 July

    Women's Singles - Quarterfinal results (2012-07-31)

    - DING Ning (CHN) bt (JPN) Ai FUKUHARA 4-0 (15-13, 11-6, 11-6, 11-4)
    - FENG Tianwei (SIN) bt (KOR) KIM Kyungah 4-2 (13-11, 11-7, 4-11, 11-6, 10-12, 12-10)
    - Kasumi ISHIKAWA (JPN) bt (SIN) WANG Yuegu 4-1 (8-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-8, 11-4)
    - LI Xiaoxia (CHN) bt (NED) LI Jiao 4-0 (11-5, 11-9, 11-9, 11-7)

    The semifinal matches will also be played today, 31 July

    (1) DING Ning (CHN) vs (SIN) FENG Tianwei at 16:00

    (2) LI Xiaoxia (CHN) vs (JPN) Kasumi ISHIKAWA at 17:00

     
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    Ding Ning plays like a male. She goes more for power than for speed.
     
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    Feng Tianwei may fare somewhat a better chance if she plays against Li Xiaoxia i/o Ding Ning :D

    i think Ding Ning is her nemesis, more gas & firing power

    anyhow i trust she'll grab a medal, it's just color matter... SF 1 kicks off !
     
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    sorry, double-post
     
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