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Thread: autographs, anyone
05-07-2004, 04:02 AM #256
Just found out that Candra/Halim wont be going to Athens... sobbing..
Poor Candra... Halim suffers even more.. he won be playing for tc and now he's not going to Athens...
What is the meaning of Olympic's badminton doubles without the defending champion??
But quite happy cos tony gunawan is back for the tc... Oh, i miss him so much...
05-07-2004, 04:17 AM #257Originally Posted by *izzyC*
05-07-2004, 04:26 AM #258Originally Posted by HoNgHoNg
05-07-2004, 04:34 AM #259
Wow that is big news, do you have a link to an internet site for the story?
You should start a new thread for that one.
05-07-2004, 04:41 AM #260Originally Posted by *izzyC*
hope he can do well in TC... heheh then i can go get autographs n take photo with him again.....errr... yes AGAIN
05-07-2004, 06:38 AM #261Originally Posted by *izzyC*
Actually, had Candra stuck with Sigit as partner, he may qualify for Athens. At least now he can play for Indonesia in the TC in partnership with, ironically, Trikus, to redeem some pride for himself and the country!
05-07-2004, 07:24 PM #262Originally Posted by Loh
with their low rankings...no offence to chan-chew, im happy they made it but you can obviously see that candra/halim played better than them and still... This is the last chance for candra/halim and its really disappointing...Imagine if Tony Gunawan didnt left for the states and is still partnering Halim while Candra partnering Sigit, this will be the best Olympics ever..(Mayb just for me )
05-07-2004, 11:11 PM #263Originally Posted by *izzyC*
it is saddening that a talent like candra will not be participating but we have to also realise that the olympics is as much a competition between nations as TC UC or SC... so the choice was ultimately in the hands of pbsi who to field to fight for glory for indonesia...
hee... just a humble opinion...
05-08-2004, 12:53 AM #264
I think khelben is right.
The Olympic ideal is quite different as it has the "brotherhood of man" concept behind it. As many participants from as many countries in the world, big and small, so as to bring the most promising young athletes together at least once every four years. It is part contribution to peace and understanding on earth. It is always a wonderful sight to see on TV a united nation of so many young people of different colours and nationalities converging in the stadium on the last day to say farewell. But as with all things, the Olympics has its fair share of shortcomings and limitations.
That's why in world badminton, we have different tournaments catering to different needs. As mentioned, the World Championships and the Masters allow only the best to be represented, the Satellite tournaments, such as the recently concluded Thai Asian Satellite Open, is a platform for the up-and-coming stars to display their skills and get noticed.
Can you imagine if you allow only the best to be represented at the Olympics, many Chinese MS and WS will qualify and they will dominate the Games. You will then not see South Africa and the other badminton weak nations being represented. You will not see on the telly a strange looking fellow struggling to complete the race way behind the champion runner. Yet by being last and making his appearance in the stadium just to get to the finishing line demonstrates his desire and determination to stand tall for his little-known country and this deserves the thunderous applause from the spectators.
Unfortunately in Candra/Halim's case, although they are good, they still fail to qualify. The last-minutes changes by PBSI, Candra's own unfortunate circumstances like being injured and contacting dengue fever and being beaten by arch rivals, Sigit/Trikus at the ABC Final, all contributed to their downfall. But the targets were all set in advance and the pair knew what they must do to qualify. Somehow, Sigit/Trikus beat them to it.
As they say, you win some, you lose some!
05-08-2004, 04:09 AM #265
Thanks Khelben and Loh...
05-13-2004, 01:21 AM #266
i hope to collect more autographs during thomas cup this time..... hehe
maybe after tat i can get them scanned when i come back n post some here
05-13-2004, 01:44 AM #267Originally Posted by nauknip
05-13-2004, 02:15 AM #268Originally Posted by nauknip
05-13-2004, 03:11 AM #269
Im really jealous...u are one lucky fella...Hendrawan.. *sobbing*...Candra..*sobbing even louder*...
05-13-2004, 03:40 AM #270Originally Posted by *izzyC*
yah quite sad... he didn't play much in TC this time n he's not going olympics
05-13-2004, 12:04 PM #271
hi, i'm new in this forum here. i'll be so grateful if any of u attending thomas cup in jakarta to help me get the autographs of the players, esp the china's players. i actually wanted to go but having an important matter back at hometown restricted me from doing so... i really look forward to get a signature from them............. thank u for those who can help.
05-14-2004, 12:19 AM #272
in that game, the seat position is candra-leony-ricky subagja, so he's probably talking to either of them
FYI Leony is an actress-singer from INA
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