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  • Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei

    34 29.57%
  • Xu Chen/Ma Jin

    9 7.83%
  • Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir

    32 27.83%
  • Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen

    12 10.43%
  • Chen Hung Ling/Cheng Wen Hsing

    5 4.35%
  • Thomas Laybourn/Kamilla Rytter Juhl

    3 2.61%
  • Lee Yong Dae/Ha Jung Eun

    8 6.96%
  • Sudket Prapakamol/Saralee Thoungthongkam

    1 0.87%
  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying

    5 4.35%
  • Chris Adcock/Imogen Bankier

    5 4.35%
  • Shintaro Ikeda/Reiko Shiota

    0 0%
  • Alexandr Nikolaenko/Valeri Sorokina

    0 0%
  • Diju V/Jwala Gutta

    0 0%
  • Michael Fuchs/Birgit Michels

    1 0.87%
  • Robert Mateusiak / Nadiezda Zieba

    0 0%
  • Others, please specify in post.

    0 0%
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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.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin L View Post
    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.)
    My apologies, I just found out there's a relevant thread for this post. http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...-5-golds/page4

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    Voted Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen cuz I wanna

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin L View Post
    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.)
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bakulaw View Post
    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.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy_Goh View Post
    The "Ah Soh" service may determine the important few win/loss points
    Is that Ah Soh as in auntie? Lol!

    I always cringe when I see her serve!

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Is that Ah Soh as in auntie? Lol!

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Is that Ah Soh as in auntie? Lol!

    I always cringe when I see her serve!
    Yes, Ah Soh means auntie .
    But she has an infectious smile. Did you noticed when she made a service error, she will start smiling & laugh & jumping up and down & using her racket to hit her own head.
    I think "Harry Potter" is holding back his smile when he sees her actions and "infectious" smile.

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    Agree.... It is the most unpredictable event... Have a look at the draw in those 4 groups. It is a really tight draws. Based on the last performance on super series event, definitely, Sudket/Saralee is on fire. However, they are not the Top 4 in XD, their consistency is still questionable. On the other hand, top 2 XD performance is in jeopardy as a result of a not performing on their A level in several occasions. Additionally, JFN/CP & Towi/Butet performance did not show any improvement which is exceptional to be the best contender for Gold. Nonetheless, my heart is with Towi/Butet.

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    The crowd is gonna have a HUGE part to play from the quarter-finals onwards....
    I have a hunch JF/CP will get at least a silver.... if not the Gold....

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    Hopefully Denmark can nail this...

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    Look this one, since 1996-2008 Olympics Games NO GOLD for seed #1 at Mixed Doubles, that's fatcs guys!! I hope it will happen also at this Olympic London

    time for Tontowi/Lilyana get gold, aminnn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by @bulutangkisRI View Post
    Look this one, since 1996-2008 Olympics Games NO GOLD for seed #1 at Mixed Doubles, that's fatcs guys!! I hope it will happen also at this Olympic London

    time for Tontowi/Lilyana get gold, aminnn...

    Also Indonesia has never got gold in Mixed and Women doubles. Probably the jinx could continue

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    Like a boss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by repentedboy View Post
    Will Lee Yong Dae be able to explode like what he did in Beijing four years ago ?

    The problem is Ha Jung Eun is the pair's biggest liability. Just like Xu Chen being the liability to Majin.

    Otherwise both pairs have a great shot at Gold.
    what make you draw such a conclusion that Xu Chen being the liability to Majin?

    Xu Chen is by all means a better player than Zhang Nan at least. He has won many titles inside China in either men's double or mixed double.

    Xu Chen has been underrated here at this forum for a long time. When he teamed with Guo ZD, they delivered almost the same result as GuoZD/Xie ZB and GuoZD/Cai B. Although Guo ZD always the one in the national team for mens' double, but he's the weakest link all the time. When they played seperated inside China, Xu Chen had the best records, won a lot, Xie ZB and Cai B were good too, many times they were the semi-finalists. And Guo ZD is always the 2nd class in China.

    Don't know why Chinese coach built the men's double based on Guo ZD, the 2nd class even in China?

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