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Tang Xianhu - The Thing (Is He The Greatest Ever?)

Discussion in 'China Professional Players' started by Oldhand, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Elixau

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    Does anyone have a downloadable version of the television profile?
     
  2. Oldhand

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    I'm told there's a torrent available :)

    The torrent title is not in English.
    You'll need to search in 'Mandarin'.
     
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    On Badminton Central?
     
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    Recent Pix of Tang

    In May this year, Tang made a surprise visit to Jakarta during the Thomas Cup/Uber Cup competitions. Here are some pictures of him with the China contingent:
     

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    Nice pics!
    There's LD sitting beside him.
     
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    everybody needs an oversea vacation sometime:p
     
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    Surprise visit!? He's not the coach any more? :eek:
     
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    Tang does not coach LD full time....he told me that he had been asked to coach certain players when needed....
    Dont be surprised if one day, Tang comes back and become part time consultant for INA...;)
     
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    I thought it would be a nice tribute here to post what I have been posting elswhere. I don't think it can be underestimated TXH's influence in LD winning Gold. LYB didn't do any talking to LD in intervals, TXH did it all. I believe he should be credited with creating the performance LD showed us today. Yes LD was the player, but he never played like that before.

    A true Legend of Badminton, not as much in playing for various reasons, but in coaching his track record speaks for itself.

    In playing we will never know if he was the greatest ever, but he must surely be making a point as the greatest ever coach.

    No Maria at this time?? of the chart?:D:D
     
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    We can say never to anything in life, but personally this probability is quite low. He was with Indonesia before and decided to leave even though Indonesia wanted to retain his services.
     
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    adding to jamesd20's tribute. i posted this in another thread but also relevant here:

    TSF prepared Lin Dan well. despite his skill and power, LD best weapon today was his focus and determination. if anything perturb his focus, LCW will be able to sneak in and reverse the match.

    TSF knew that.

    Throughout the match, LD have had chances of emotional outburst. when LD turns back to look at TSF, TSF will put both his hands up to tell him calm down. esp in the 2nd to last rally of the match. LD was in the verge of bursting with victory but he looked at TSF and LD signed back to TSF telling him that "yes yes, l will stay calm."

    No one else could have done it. LD is the rebelious type who would defy authority. TSF had the complete respect and authority over this rebelious LD to keep him in full mental focus and stability. he has not only groomed him perfectly technically but he has also prepared him perfectly mentally.

    TSF has tamed the roaring tiger and made him into a champion. i believe the true champion of the match should be TSF.
     
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    General Sun Tzu of badminton:D
     
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    Great post Kwun.

    Tang XF is an icon.

    Remember how we surprised him by asking him to pose with us at the HK Open?:)
     
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    Master Tang is the game strategist. In fact during Olympic 08 Tang is the one that helped Lindan to strategise his game against LCW behind the scene.

    He is the best badminton strategist ever.
     
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    Saw an exhibition match between Tang and Hou when they were touring Canada before China became a member of the WBF. During the match their leaping smashes and deft retrievals were wonderful to see. I was at the University of Guelph and member of their badminton team in the 1970s and was previleged to see them. Tang is the smasher while hou is the deft retriever and courtcraft artiste. The rackets they used were the heavy steel shaft China-made models of old..heavy and stiff. However that did not deter them from making all those wonderful shots. Jamie Paulsen, the then reigning Canada champ had a few matches with them .. but they really let him off easy. Great players then..could have been world champs had China been a member of the IBF and WBF.
     
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    It shows that wonderful shots are not only possible when played with modern equipment

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    oldfreeman ... True isn't it? It shows that wonderful shots are not only possible when played with modern equipment.

    In the 1970s, when Tang and Hou visited Melbourne, we were taken by surprise, at an exhibition match, when we saw Hou repairing Tang's racket strings by hand.

    Perhaps, we should post this in our 'Equipment Forum' to remind our many BCers that wonderful shots depend more from wonderful skill, rather than from wonderful equipment.

    :):):)
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    TXF is the best indeed!
     
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    TF was also there to assist LD to defeat his nemesis PSH at 08 TC
     
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    He is the master behind the back of the chinese national team.No TXH,no today's china badminton empire.
     
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    Wish om Tang will go back and assist INA teams. It was sad seeing PBSI's decision letting him go in the past. :(
     
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