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Thread: Olympics 2004 Men's singles draw
08-11-2004, 12:07 AM #35
ApologyOriginally Posted by Loh
08-11-2004, 12:27 AM #36
Hmm people are so rude. We are here to share ideas
''for how many years have you been sleeping''
I don't think this statement was necessary. Very disapointed to see those kind of argument from a Bf'er...
08-11-2004, 03:47 AM #37
how come i have this funny feeling this thread is g2 be blocked or something...
08-11-2004, 04:09 AM #38Originally Posted by New_Guy04
it can only be lock
but it probably wont be lock because its a thread discussing the olympics
08-11-2004, 04:29 AM #39
guys and gals. the number one thing to remember when discussing is to respect each other's opinion as well as passion. we are here because we share the same love for the game of badminton.
08-11-2004, 05:06 AM #40Originally Posted by Loh
Is Pi Hong Yan Chinese? Is Irwanseh Welsh?
But in everyday life we take shortcuts.
"I am Neil Nicholls" instead of "My name is Neil Nicholls"
"I am 5 foot 9" instead of "My height is 5 foot 9 inches"
Anyway, this is way off topic. And similar to that old ABC thread about whether you are Chinese or not.
08-11-2004, 05:43 AM #41Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
If Ronald should win a medal, it will be under Singapore's name, not Indonesia's. That is why in this instance, it will be wrong to put Ronald in the same category as the Indonesians, no disrespect to them of course. It will also be the same treatment for all other athletes who compete under their adopted country's name. And if Ronald wins the gold, he will be richly rewarded by Singapore, not Indonesia.
Anyway Ronald's case has been discussed at some length in this Forum and so have been the pros and cons of having foreign talents as well. I guess we have to let the matter rest for now.
08-11-2004, 06:45 AM #42Originally Posted by Loh
Ronald is Singaporean, and we should respect that.
I am not Singaporean (I am Malaysian actually) but I think what Singapore has done is good. Ronald would not have had the same opportunities if he had remained in Indonesia, but Singapore offered him a home and all the facilities for him to become a respectable player. Indonesians should feel proud like the Brazilians for football instead of feeling upset. If Ronald had not become a world class player, I don't think there would be so much attention attracted.
Let's drop this issue now and embrace the spirit of Olympics....everyone is equal.
08-11-2004, 10:56 AM #43Originally Posted by wl2172
08-11-2004, 11:01 AM #44Originally Posted by SE1992
08-11-2004, 11:10 AM #45Originally Posted by Syaoran_Style
thanks for correcting me
08-11-2004, 11:19 AM #46
If we want to continue this line of discussion we should start a new thread really...
08-11-2004, 01:30 PM #47Originally Posted by SE1992
I think Patrick Vieira is from Senegal in the first place but I'm not really sure.
And... well the are some people who DO criticize the french team for being "multi-racial", but these are just poor idiots!
(I only criticize them for being "spoilt stars"! )
08-15-2004, 03:19 AM #48Originally Posted by kwun
These players, who have a chance to join the cream of young people from all over the world at the Athens Olympics, were given precedence over even great players like Xia Xuanze of China and they come from relatively 'badminton weak' countries like Spain, South Africa, Poland, Norway and Finland. But let's hope in time to come, such countries will be a force to reckon with in future and the badminton game will take on a firmer root - all for the betterment of world badminton!
08-15-2004, 03:58 AM #49Originally Posted by hcyong
I agree with your assessment. With all due respect, players like Sergio Llopis, Richard Vaughan and Bjoern Joppien should not have easier paths if players like Choon Hann, Chen Hong and Lin Dan should struggle in the initial rounds.
08-15-2004, 12:26 PM #50
Lin Dan vs Susilo
Game 1 started and scoeline shows 3-3
08-15-2004, 01:06 PM #51
Susilo no Pushover
Well I did say that Ronald Susilo of Singapore is no pushover. He just won the first game 15-12 against Lin Dan.
Ronald attacked the left-handed Lin's backhand and it paid dividends. And Ronald was able to withstand most of the smashes of Lin and really frustrated him.
And Ronald is now confortably leading 9-4 in th second game. I'm afraid the younger Lin is showing signs of fatigue which is good for Ronald, who himself is tiring from this great effort.
An upset seems to be in the making provided the older Ronald can last the distance.
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