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Your Idol?

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Byro-Nenium, Jun 9, 2001.

  1. Byro-Nenium

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    I was just wondering if there are any badminton players out there that you find/feel are your idol(s)? Gopichand is my idol as he is a player that struggled before, always losing alot and eventually coming back to win the All England. Amazing stuff, over the past 2 years as i came back to SG from INA, i have been on a steady uphill climb, kinda like Gopichand.....

    Wierd thing is, i never support Gopichand
     
  2. May

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    lol, i change from day to day.
     
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    As in, players that you somehow feel you can "connect" with???

    Hendrawan and Kim Dong Moon - for pure fighting spirit
    Candra Wijaya - for religious inspiration
    Lee Dong Soo and Tony Gunawan - for drooling at =P
     
  4. Cheung

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    Sun Jun all the way.

    He plays for himself, his team, his country and his supporters.
    He walks around court applauding the audience for the support he gets.
     
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    Gopichand ????????? can't be !!! u used to scold him like what.
    My idol is Candra Wijaya and Hendrawan.
     
  6. jenny

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    My Idol is Gong Zhichao!
    I have always tried to think like she does... Her play is amazing she´s as fast as a panther and her concentration on every hit and every point no matter what the game is is sooooooo unbelieveable!.. When she´s on the court she doesn´t see anything or hear anything else than the game that she´s playing. She´s short but still the best player. She prooves that you don´t have to be tall at all to be the best player in the world! By the way she´s as tall as I am!!!!!!!! 163cm.
     
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    I have older players for my reference: Tang Hsien Fu and Hou Jia Chang.
     
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    Good taste!
     
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    Don't you like Pontus Jantti too or have you forgotten him

    already?He was a WC finalist before.
     
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    Rudy Hartono and Liem Swie King too.
     
  11. Richard

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    What happened to Taufik?
    I thought he was yr drool idol.
     
  12. Byro-Nenium

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    Why Candra and Hendrawan? Their very different players. What makes them your idols?
     
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    Oh yeah, Sun Jun's fighting spirit, his ability to change the game plan. He's just marvellous.
    And he doesn't have a particular 'special winning shot' that other people have in their game. (he has that great defensive lift from the net). Sometimes I feel his shots are otherwise really very ordinary yet he's still able to win.
     
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    well my friend, itz called strategy.
     
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    Mine ?

    Zhao Jianhua for his immaculate skills and ability.

    Yang Yang for his superb 'never-say-die' ethics and his super cool composure on the court.

    Wong Peng Soon for surviving adversity.
     
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    Taufik??? NO WAY... okay, he looks good but not once did I drool at him! =P
     
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    lol. but i honestly think dat they r all ugly. ok, not ugly, juz not gud-lloking.
     
  18. jenny

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    I know. but now he´s injured and can´t play anymore.... And I´m watching more ladies singles than mens singles... Guys and ladies can´t be at the same level..... But yes Pontus Jäntti was on of my idols before! He was a great FINNISH player!! WOW!!
     
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    Defintely Sun Jun.. and to Cheung, good taste... :) How I miss him dearly...
     
  20. Cheung

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    I was really upset when seeing his last game in the Olympics. Not because he lost, more the fact it was his last match and the game loses a true warrior.

    Hmm, might be getting a bit carried away here......
     

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