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Which Mix Double will be the Gold Medalists of Olympic 2012?

Discussion in 'Olympics LONDON 2012' started by drifit, Jul 11, 2012.

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Which XD pair will be the Gold Medalist

  1. Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei

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  2. Xu Chen/Ma Jin

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  3. Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir

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  4. Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen

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  5. Chen Hung Ling/Cheng Wen Hsing

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  6. Thomas Laybourn/Kamilla Rytter Juhl

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  7. Lee Yong Dae/Ha Jung Eun

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  8. Sudket Prapakamol/Saralee Thoungthongkam

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  9. Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying

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  10. Chris Adcock/Imogen Bankier

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  11. Shintaro Ikeda/Reiko Shiota

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  12. Alexandr Nikolaenko/Valeri Sorokina

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  13. Diju V/Jwala Gutta

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  14. Michael Fuchs/Birgit Michels

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  15. Robert Mateusiak / Nadiezda Zieba

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  16. Others, please specify in post.

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  1. abedeng

    abedeng Regular Member

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    Not really, let her just do the flick and get ready for the booming reply - Harry Potter's wand can't do it all alone. Besides, Cheng Wen Shing does have a pretty good defence once she's ready.
     
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    does she have a thumb injury?
     
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    Laybourn and Juhl to win but they have to deal with the INA.

    Olympics somehow gives Indonesians extra luck to win.
     
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    I like Juhl, but I do think her fellow countrywoman has a greater chance.
     
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    Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir =))
     
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    The hardest poll for me to vote, all four have approximately equal chance of winning - rationality is of little help, I can blindly throw a dart to decide.:p:rolleyes:;):D

    Finally,I picked Fischer/Pedersen.
     
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    hmmm this is a real tough one, I think I'm gonna have to go with the world number ones, but really there are so many dangerous pairs here that it's wide open.

    Ahmad/Natsir have shown some form of late but Ahmad always seems to have these little periods where he looks totally and utterly lost on court. They're happening with less frequency now but I'm not convinced enough to back this pair for the duration of this tournament.

    The danish pairs are bad news for any opposition and on their day can take anyone down, but the same can be said for a few other pairs such as the Thai's and the Tai's.

    As for the the Korean pair, does Jung Eun Ha still pout her way around court? :D
     
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    Does the sun rise every day?

    Do fish swim?

    etc, etc :D
     
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    Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir vs Sudket Prapakamol/Saralee Thoungthongkam

    On final
     
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    INA ... (Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir) ...... have chances
     
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    The XD is CHN's weakest discipline to win gold, at most a 50% chance as each of the other three top-seeded pairs.

    As for their MD, I rate about 60%, higher if Chai/Guo rise to the occasion.

    CHN WD 90% sure of victory.

    CHN WS about 80%,more assured if LXR can play her normal game and has the nerve to win it.

    CHN MS about 85% due to LCW's injury or less than 100% fitness but beware of the dark horses Taufik, Simon(provided he upsets LCW,unlikely I think) and Lee HI - still don't rule out LCW who's somewhat of a mystery now until he hits his first shuttle vs Ville Lang who shouldn't be expected to just roll over for him.

    Overall, for CHN to win 3 golds is quite realistic, 4 is a bonus, clean sweep is not impossible but highly improbable. Solely my prediction.

    (Sorry,since there isn't a thread/poll for this i.e. " How many golds will CHN win?" I post it here.)
     
  13. Justin L

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    My apologies, I just found out there's a relevant thread for this post. http://www.badmintoncentral.com/for...44-Can-and-will-China-sweep-all-5-golds/page4
     
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    Voted Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen cuz I wanna :cool:
     
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    i beg to differ. China is encountering more "challenges" in MD. if CY/FHF falters, there's almost no chance for China to get the gold.

    In all the other disciplines, CHN has at least two very strong contenders.
     
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    Not almost no chance...China can forget the business of sweeping gold.
     
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    This is the most unpredictable event. 5-8 pairs had chance to win medal here. But realistic only Indonesia, China and Denmark pairs had the best chance to win the gold. But they had to fight tooth and nail cause the Thai , Korea, UK, Chinese Taipei pairs will give them a very tight fight.
     
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    Agree that this is the most unpredictable event. Alot depends on who-meets-who.

    ZN/ZYL displayed vulnerability when playing again European pair, whereas I think XC/MJ are better against Europeans.

    ZN/ZYL are formidable against Asian pairs, whereas XC/MJ displayed weakness against Asian pairs.

    Sudket/Saralee is coming to form for this Olympics.

    Tantowi/Natsir are formidable on their good days, but I suspect Tantowi holds the key. Will Tantowi turns "jelly" when it matter most?

    The 2 Danish pairs are in with a shot too, if they play true to form. I think these 2 pairs have beaten all the top pairs before, but I think they have also lost to lower ranked opponents.

    Hmmm. . . the Japanese and Korean pair, I think they are pretty new pairings. I don't think they will win this event, but Lee Yong Dae may "surprise" us.

    "Harry Potter" Taipei . . . I put them as a 'dark horse'. The "Ah Soh" service may determine the important few win/loss points :)
     
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    Is that Ah Soh as in auntie? Lol! :D

    I always cringe when I see her serve! :eek:
     
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    Aiya, the poor Ah Soh. Everyone is on Auntie CWH's case over her service. Wonder what odds... hmmm...
     

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