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The Commonwealth Champions!!!

Discussion in '2005 Tournaments' started by weeyet, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. weeyet

    weeyet Regular Member

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    I was so surprised that Razif Sidek won the MS bronze medal in 1982 Commonwealth Games!!

    Men Singles:

    1966 - Tan Aik Huang (MAS)
    1970 - Jamie Paulson (CAN)
    1974 - Punch Gunalan (MAS)
    1978 - Prakash Padukone (IND)
    1982 - Syed Modi (IND)
    1986 - Teve Baddeley (ENG)
    1990 - Rashid Sidek (MAS)
    1994 - Rashid Sidek (MAS)
    1998 - Wong Choong Hann (MAS)
    2002 - Muhd Hafiz Hashim (MAS)

    Men's Doubles
    1966 - Tan Aik Huang & Yew Cheng Hoe (MAS)
    1970 - Ng Boon Bee & Punch Gunalan (MAS)
    1974 - Elliot Stuart & Derek Talbot (ENG)
    1978 - Ray Stevens & Mike Tredgett (ENG)
    1982 - Ong Beng Teong & Razif Sidek (MAS)
    1986 - Billy Gilliland & Dan Travers (SCO)
    1990 - Jalani Sidek & Razif Sidek (MAS)
    1994 - Cheah Soon Kit & Soo Beng Kiang (MAS)
    1998 - Choong Tan Fook & Lee Wan Wah (MAS)
    2002 - Chan Chong Ming & Chew Choon Eng (MAS)

    Women's Singles:
    1966 - Angela Bairstow (ENG)
    1970 - Margaret Beck (ENG)
    1974 - Gillian Gilks (ENG)
    1978 - Sylvia Ng Meow Eng (MAS)
    1982 - Helen Troke (ENG)
    1986 - Helen Troke (ENG)
    1990 - Fiona Smith (ENG)
    1994 - Lisa Campbell (AUS)
    1998 - Kelly Morgan (WAL)
    2002 - Li Li (SIN)

    Women's Doubles:

    1966 - Helen Horton & Ursula Smith (ENG)
    1970 - Margaret Boxall & Sue Whetnall (ENG)
    1974 - Margaret Beck & Gillian Gilks (ENG)
    1978 - Nora Perry & Amme Statt (ENG)
    1982 - Claire Backhouse & Johanne Falardeau (CAN)
    1986 - Gillian Clark & Gillian Gowers (ENG)
    1990 - Sara Sankey & Fiona Smith (ENG)
    1994 - Joanne Muggeridge & Joanne Wright (ENG)
    1998 - Joanne Goode Wright & Donna Kellogg (ENG)
    2002 - Ang Li Peng & Lim Pek Siah (MAS)

    Mixed Doubles:
    1966 - Roger Mills & Angela Bairstow (ENG)
    1970 - Derek Talbot & Margaret Boxall (ENG)
    1974 - Derek Talbot & Gillain Gilks (ENG)
    1978 - Mike Tredgett & Nora Perry Gardner (ENG)
    1982 - Martin Dew & Karen Chapman (ENG)
    1986 - Mike Scandolera & Audrey Tucker (AUS)
    1990 - Chan Chi Choi & Amy Chan (HKG)
    1994 - Chris Hunt & Gillian Clark (ENG)
    1998 - Simon Archer & Joanne Goode Wright (ENG)
    2002 - Simon Archer & Joanne Goode Wright (ENG)
     
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    A canadian won? Maybe that's even more surprising ;)
     
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    Yeah, I agree hahaha.
     
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    I would have thought that the Australians winning would be even more surprising :D
     
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    What? Depends on which event we are talking about. The earlier comment was in relation to Canada wining the Men's Singles in 1970.

    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH GAMES MEDAL TALLY FOR BADMINTON
    1930-2002 Individuals
    2 Gold, 1 Silver, 5 Bronze, for a total of 7 medals

    1986
    Gold Mixed Doubles Michael Scandolera & Audrey Tuckey
    Silver Mens Singles Sze Yu
    Bronze Men's Doubles Michael Scandolera & Paul Kong

    1994 Victoria, Canada
    Gold Ladies Singles Lisa Cambpell
    Bronze Men's Doubles Peter Blackburn & Mark Nichols
    Bronze Ladies Singles Song Yang
    Bronze Mixed Doubles Peter Blackburn & Rhonda Cator

    1998
    Bronze Mixed Doubles Peter Blackburn & Rhonda Cator
     
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    Just the golds, I would never equate the Australians as being a badminton powerhouse to be good enough to challenge the Malaysians, Singapore and English of that time.

    Mixed in 86 and ladies singles in 94.

    I wonder how they will do on home turf?
     
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    we've had some really good players... but I don't think we have much hope now...
     
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    Australia may not be a badminton powerhouse, but as a sporting nation, I rank them number one in the world when you take the population (20+ million) into account. Rugby, cricket, swimming, squash, tennis, you name it. Perhaps the youngsters just never took badminton seriously. There are just too many heroes in other sports to distract them.
     
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    England is power house for mixed doubles!!
     
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    Unfortunately, I believe Australia will not feature prominently in the medals either in 2006, however its cross Tasman rival New Zealand may feature in several events like mixed, and possibly mens singles (John Moody impressed in the Ballarat International)....depends on the draws of course. :rolleyes:
     
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    lol. No kidding. MAS is power house in MD :D:D. Or rather WAS. Not sure bout their current team now :p
     
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    haha.. in my school at least im teased more for being under 17 state champion for badminton then a couple of guys for irish dancing... the typical reply "badmintons a girls sport"..
     
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    Show them Zhao Jianhua vs Joko Suprianto video
     
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    australia is 20+ but Denmark is only 5 million.... what about Malaysia, how many citizens are there???
     
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    Malaysia roughly 24 million.
     
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    latest update from department of statistics estimates at 26.13 million :)
     
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    oopsss... never knew that Malaysia almost has same population size as australia :eek::eek:..
     
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    Anyway, din see Wang Chen???
    Maybe she will win next year in Melbourne =)
     
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    I don't think Hong Kong is part of the Commonwealth anymore?
     
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    Maz, are you going to watch the commonwealth games?
     

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