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World University Games in South Korea

Discussion in '2015 Tournaments' started by TimothyHsu, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. tbgoh288

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    QIAO Bin
    People's Republic of China
    Gender Men
    Birth Date 17 Nov 1992
    Age 22
    University name University of Science and Technology of China
    University city Hefei
    Area of study S&T COMMUNICATION

    Information taken from http://www.gwangju2015.com/info/

    This should put to rest the confusion over his actual age during the China Ling Sui IC. It also explains why he was seldom sent for international tournaments after the Aussie open of 2013. It appears to me that he was sent to the NZ open to prepare him for the Universiade. I lost my enthusiasm for him when he lost to veteran LHL by 12 and 14 in the finals. I wish him all the best in the individual event of the ongoing Universiade.
     
  2. Justin L

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    Appreciate the biodata, good to know he's studying at university. I think he has played too few tournaments and lacks experience. In the team event here, he lost to Tanongsak in three sets. In the individual event, he has cleared his R1 opponent, a HKSAR player, Tang Ho Kan, quite convincingly, 21-11 and 21-4.

    On another note, Hui Xirui surprised me by beating Busanan 22-20 in two sets of identical score to give CHN 3-1 victory over THA in the semifinals. In the individual event today, HXR has just disposed of TPE Pai Yu Po also in two straight sets,21-13 and 21-17.

    Results available here http://www.gwangju2015.com/info/
     
  3. Justin L

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    Interestingly, Son Wan Ho , DOB 17 May 1988 (27 years old), is studying at Kyonggi University in the area of athletic coaching as shown here http://www.gwangju2015.com/info/
     
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    Unless they are top flight players like LD and LCW, badminton players can't earn much. As a backup they need to go to universities or colleges so that they can earn a decent living when they retire.
    Glad that THW attended Beijing Jiaotong University

    https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/田厚威.

    He must have graduated. Qiao Bin must be in year 3 now. Hope he graduates as soon as possible so that he can concentrate more on his badminton.
    Gao Huan like SWH is also doing Physical Education.
     
  5. Justin L

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    KOR fielding their A-listers looks set to clean sweep all the badminton titles here, what with MS Son WH, WS Sung JH, MDs Lee YD/Ko SH and Kim KJ/Kim SR, XDs Yoo/Ko or Go Ah Ra/Kim SR or Kim KG/Shin Seung Chan, except perhaps WD where CHN's Ou DN/Yu XH is a serious challenge.
     
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    I feel the Korean team missed the point of this tournament. They sent players that train more than they study although the tournament is made for players that study more than they train. At least that's the way I feel.
     
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    Barring upsets I agree that what Justin predicted will just materialize.
     
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    Somewhat true,I believe many of these players spend a greater part of their time on the badminton courts training and competing than in the classroom or poring over books.

    I supposed a case in point is Son WH who majors in athletic coaching as a mature student at age 27 (as a post-grad?) , in contrast to a student like Qiao Bin who specializes in Science & Technology Communications who at age 22 is most probably an undergrad and so would presumably have to juggle between badminton and studies including striking the right balance; moreover,I should think S & T Comms is a subject requiring a considerable amount of studying academically as opposed to athletic coaching where the practical work is much heavier than the theoretical aspect therefore allowing the student the flexibility to devote more time to his sport than studies, cmiiw.

    However, I guess, technically, as long as a player is a university student he or she is qualified to play in the Universiade.
     
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    I also noticed that Tai Tzu Ying is playing in the individual event, so I reckon she and Sung JH will be the two main contenders for the WS trophy as Busanan has unexpectedly retired (for unknown reason - injury?) to a JPN player today. I doubt Hui Xirui is in a position to upset either or both of the aforementioned.
     
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    MS Quarterfinal line-up :
    - Chou Tien Chen (TPE) v S. Kumar Jaiswal (IND)
    - Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (THA) v Jeon Hyeok Jin (KOR)
    - Gao Huan (CHN) v Hsu Jen Hao (TPE)
    - Suppanyu Avihingsanon (THA) v Son Wan Ho (KOR)

    WS Quarterfinal line-up :
    - Tai Tzu Ying (TPE) v Kim Hyo Min (KOR)
    - Busanan Ongbumrungpan (THA) v Hsu Ya Ching (TPE)
    - Hui Xirui (CHN) v Shiho Tanaka (JPN)
    - Miyuki Kato (JPN) v Sung Ji Hyun (KOR)

    Top-seed Chou Tien Chen was forced into gruelling battle by Qiao Bin based on the scoreline, 11-21 / 22-20 and 21-19 while second seed Son Wan Ho also played rubber games againt Polish player Mateusz Dubowski, 16-21 / 21-11 / 21-10.
     
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    hmmm..Crystal Ball says
    Chou Tien Chen
    Tanongsak
    Gao Huan
    Son Wan Ho

    TTY
    Hsu Ya Ching
    Hui
    Sun ji Hyun:cool:
     
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    Busanan retired yesterday, it should be Porntip vs Hsu Ya Ching in the QFs.
     
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    Wahahaha..........spot on Phili......BUT those Koreans that sturdy more does not train more too..........guess they had to choose wisely. Since this is the World University Games and games it is come first.
     
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    The overall medal tally is still very important to Asian countries especially when they are the host, and it is not difficult to enrol the best athletes in universities for the sole purpose of boosting the tally.
     
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    Just checked and discovered that all the Korean players are doing sports related programs. They certainly train more than they study. No quarrel with their participation, though, since they are all university students. Discovered that some of the Thai and INA players are attending very good universities and China's Zhang Wen is reading criminal law. Triksakti University particularly rings the bell in me. It was the demonstration started by it's students that led to the downfall of a dictator wasn't it?
     
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    Still there's no denying those participants who are older/mature students doing sports-related courses that allow them to devote most of their time to their chosen sport enjoy a distinct advantage. But that's the way it is, commonplace throughout the world.

    Anyway, just noticed a major upset today, CHN MD Wang Yilv/Zhang Wen overcame the KOR Lee/Ko, one of the world's top MD pairs. Zhang Wen reading criminal law,hmm, interesting - how does he find time for badminton, I wonder.
     
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    Having taken out the top seed they have earned the right to take on a scratch pair from Malaysia. I believe they can reach the finals where they will most likely meet another Korean pair unless the Thais have other ideas. I wish them luck.
     
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    Thanks for the correction ;)

    Yup, Universitas Trisakti (Trisakti University) is one of prominent uni in Jakarta.

    SEMIFINALS :

    MS
    - Chou Tien Chen (TPE) v Jeon Hyeok Jin (KOR)
    - Son Wan Ho (KOR) v Hsu Jen Hao (TPE), Son WH is already through to finale, 18-21 / 21-17 / 21-12

    WS
    - Tai Tzu Ying (TPE) v Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA), 12-21 / 14-21, it's pretty surprising scoreline as Porntip sealed the match convicingly.
    - Shiho Tanaka (JPN) v Sung Ji Hyun (KOR)

    MD
    - Kim KJ/Kim SR (KOR) v Isara/Phuangpuapech (THA), 21-13 / 21-11
    - Low JS/Latif (MAS) v Wang YL/Zhang W (CHN), the Chinese combo shocked home fave Ko SH/Lee YD at last eight yesterday

    WD
    - Ou DN/Yu XH (CHN) def. Go AR/Yoo HW (KOR), 24-22 / 15-21 / 21-15
    - Lee SH/Shin SC (KOR) def. Kashihara/Kato (JPN), 21-13 / 21-7

    XD
    - Lu CY/Chiang KH (TPE) def. Tseng MH/Hsieh PC (TPE), 21-15 / 18-21 / 21-15
    - Kim SR/Go AR (KOR) v Kim GJ/Shin SC (KOR)
     
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    Any live streaming . . . . ?
     
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