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08-01-2012, 12:08 PM #120
Well, all 4 pairs involved are disqualified. Confirmed, because the QF is already underway with the 3rd and 4th teams in Groups A and C upgraded.
This is a windfall for Sorokina/Vislova who are suddenly huge favourites for the bronze.
08-01-2012, 12:11 PM #121
i predict...WD gold DEN silver CHN bronze RUS
08-01-2012, 12:12 PM #122
08-01-2012, 12:12 PM #123
I think the question here is... How do you make possible that 1st & 2nd seed cant meet in the SF let alone the Finals...? How was the groups selected?
08-01-2012, 12:16 PM #124
I totally disliked what I saw and couldn't bear to finish it. I think the 4 pairs deserved to be disqualified. Put that aside.
There are 2 different reasons for the 4 pairs to do what they did.
1. They wanted to lose because they didn't want to face teammates.
2. They wanted to lose because they were too afraid of their opponents.
The reason 1 is part of the 'team system' (e.g formula 1, cycling, etc.). It won't hurt them for long.
But for the reason 2, that is 'self-disrespect' and it will live with them forever.
08-01-2012, 12:17 PM #125
Badminton in jeopardy to appear in next OLympic. Though its far from big scandal like doping in athletics did. But athletics is very very famous sport where badminton is not.
08-01-2012, 12:21 PM #126
Ok, fine, let me be the bad guy again, and let's shot all the darts at me.
As fans, we are upset. However, let's try to be in LYB, KOR and INA coach and players' shoes for 1 second.
The IOC/BWF has the rules to limit you entries, which leave tons of your talents at HOME, while other ranking 100+ dancing on the court. Sure, they spread out the common wealth, at the cost of your own blood, and chance to get a medal (or even risk your own career and job).
The BWF setup this crazy round robin format, to spread out the common wealth again??? Again, they know the format is in-perfect, and have holes.
Now, you see the light at the end of the tunnel, and try to take advantage of it to boost up your already well-damaged chance... BOOM, now, the official are suddenly acting like god, and give you a death penalty...
Some times, the official needs to get real, as the world is not perfect. So, everyone has the rights to use whatever s/he is gain to boost his/her own chance to survive, especially these are the ones already suffered at the beginning, and giving out their wealth to others at the 1st place. Now, try to use the god standard on the ones actually sacrifice to begin with, especially WITHOUT any hard evidence (ok, ok, booing, stats, whatever you and me feel, are NOT HARD EVIDENCE)...
Sure, they deserve some punishment, but give the iron fist with death penalty to the nations actually spread out the wealth... Well, I do not know...
08-01-2012, 12:23 PM #127
bottom half C1 v D2, D1 v C2
and 1st seed in A, 2nd seed in D
then top two seeds guaranteed not to meet each other until the final.
However, BWF wanted to avoid pairs from the same group meeting each other until the final.
Given the system above, if A1 and A2 both won their QF matches, they will meet again in the SF.
Basically, BWF does not want that, therefore they came up with
Top half, A1 v C2, B1 v D2
bottom, C1 v A2, D1 v B2
But of course, in this case, the top two seeds could play each other in the SF.
08-01-2012, 12:24 PM #128
It appears that KOR's appeal has been rejected and INA has withdrawn it's own appeal.
BWF has good reason to stand firm in the face of other sports bodies' seemingly consensus support with it's prompt action. An IOC official said BWF's decision sends the right signal to the sports fraternity to punish wrong doers.
08-01-2012, 12:25 PM #129
08-01-2012, 12:25 PM #130
Can't even bother watching Russia Vs South Africa.
It is as bad as watching the Chinese throwing the game.
Two of the Women quarter-finals becomes craps, thanks to BWF.
They should have let the Korean played as they won their match respectively even though they have no intention of winning, they still did it at a respectable margin where the losers should be really be disqualified.
Last edited by hyun007; 08-01-2012 at 12:30 PM.
08-01-2012, 12:28 PM #131
08-01-2012, 12:30 PM #132
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08-01-2012, 12:33 PM #134
08-01-2012, 12:37 PM #135
Yet the stands are Japan, and then India...
So... Jwala is really just upset... That Japan HELPED the Indians qualify for the quarterfinals!
Yet the Indians lost their remaining matches, and failed by a point. So THAT is the reason why they deserve to be in the quarterfinals!
Not because the other two teams (the TOP 2 teams) actually won the group!
Wow, troll if I ever saw one =]
08-01-2012, 12:38 PM #136
No offense to those pairs who got given the place in QF , apart from not winning a match at all, their standard is as bad as those when both S.korean and China trying to loss the match ,,,,,, so it just ruin the whole competition, and they will be in the semi final out of nothing since they are playing against each other in the QF,
(they bloody hit their serve and return into the net anyway even if they try their hardest)
The only decent match with top quality badminton and competitiveness will be in the final
They should have just skipped the QF and straight in to SF with the 4 remaining pair