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Thread: dark horses???
05-03-2012, 08:17 AM #1
MS: SHON Wan Ho
(he just discovered that he is capable to beat players like Lee Chong Wei
and he doesn't have any pressure to fulfill high expectations)
MD: HONG Wei & SHEN Ye
MX, WS, WD...?
05-03-2012, 08:19 AM #2
Sorry, just noticed that HONG Wei & SHEN Ye didn't qualify
05-03-2012, 01:40 PM #3
I suggest that all gold medals will go to the top 4 seeds in all 5 events, may be one at most will go to the 5-8th seeds group.
Therefore, as far as I concern dark horses should be the ones that outside the top 8.
Bearing that in mind, my choices of dark horses will be;
MS - Taufik Hidayat (INA)
WS - Cheng Shao Chieh (TPE)
MD - Naoki Kawamae / Shoji Sato (JPN) or whoever they send
XD - Chris Adcock / Imogen Bankier (GBR)
05-03-2012, 01:46 PM #4
For MS, I will not put Taufik as a dark horse yet. Wait and check out his performance in Indonesian Open Premier. If there's no change or difference spotted in his performance, then Taufik will not really go far.
My pick for MS:
Jan O Jorgensen
Eriko Hirose ( I hope Japan drops Sayako Sato instead because she is really useless)
Tai Tzu Ying
Anybody can be a dark horse..
05-03-2012, 06:18 PM #5
I have to say the British pair could do well. They won against the #1 twice, and with a home crowd backing them, there's no telling what they could be capable of.
That said, it's equally likely that they implode at the first hurdle
I can't say the Taufik will make an impression though. His performances lately (or longer ) seem lacklustre. I can't see him picking up his game enough to win the tournament.
05-04-2012, 05:23 AM #6
05-04-2012, 06:19 AM #7
I think Carolina Marin is on the right track but I'm not quite sure whether she can surprise the Chinese invasion though. Aside from that, she may have a chance to surprise some others.
And just for hoots, giggles and patriotism: Lianne Tan :P
05-04-2012, 06:32 AM #8
Last edited by demolidor; 05-04-2012 at 06:34 AM.
05-04-2012, 11:58 AM #9
Considering Belgium's population's about the same as London, we can be pretty happy
05-09-2012, 07:55 AM #10
@demolidor: Ah well, it was worth trying :P.
It's all about pressure. The dark horses/underdogs may well surprise some headliners since they have less of a burden to carry. Expectations do strange things to people.
05-09-2012, 05:13 PM #11
06-03-2012, 05:24 AM #12
06-03-2012, 11:28 AM #13
Hope FIRDASARI will be the dark horse
07-03-2012, 04:17 PM #14
07-03-2012, 11:52 PM #15
07-09-2012, 06:09 PM #16
07-09-2012, 06:09 PM #17
Dark Horses will cause upsets but they wont win the tournament.
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