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02-17-2013, 07:05 PM #1
watching episode 2 of badminton world and their infrastructure for badminton
mind = blown
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02-17-2013, 10:17 PM #2
I have just been on a Cathay Pacific flight and BadmintonWorld was one of their selections on the inflight entertainment.
What BadmintonWorld doesn't emphasise is Tang's contribution. It's not a coincidence China men were playing catchup to Indonesia all the way up to 2000 and then this reversed when Tang went to China.
Last edited by Cheung; 02-17-2013 at 10:30 PM.
02-18-2013, 04:06 AM #3
these episodes are getting better and better... really well done!
i didn't know that zhang nan and zhao yunlei were a couple!
re tang xh, there's a youtube video on him, but only in chinese...
02-18-2013, 02:20 PM #4
I do however think, Indonesia recovered their top position due to Tang Xinfu's contribution, by becoming their national team coach. After taking over the position (I believe never acknowledged officially by Indonesia) he produced the players like Kurniawan, Ardy, Kusuma, Suprianto, Susanto, etc which where the top players. China on the other hand was struggling due to the retirement of their top coaches (Wang Wenjiao, Hou Jiachang, Chen Fushou, etc) and changes to training methodologies and tactical approaches by new technical staff. Chinese players struggled at that time to stay on top of the rankings regularly.
China did regain the top spot after Tang Xinfu returned to China and entrusted the coaching position. He was able with his work, transfer his knowledge and experience to the players we still see today. I would say, to China, Tang Xinfu's contribution as a player was during the 60s and 70s'as a coach until mid 80s and then from 1996 onwards. But to the badminton community, I don't know if his training methods would be a legacy to follow.