Thread: Olympics 2004 Men's singles draw
08-15-2004, 12:34 PM #52
Ronald beats Lin in Straight Games!
Well, my friends, as I have said, don't discount Ronald who has now proven he can beat the best in the most pretisgious tournament in the world, the Olympics!
Ronald was leading massively during the earlier stages of the second game but the lack of focus gave Lin a chance to chase up to only a point difference. But, as the game progressed Lin's energy was greatly sapped and the thought of losing made him made a string of unforced errors towards the end to give Ronald a ray of hope, which he completely capitalized. Ronald won convincely 15-12, 15-10.
Ronald's defense was marvellous and he really pushed Lin to the limit in both games by playing a patient game and continuously testing Lin's weaker backhand, which Lin had to execute over the head. This really sapped Lin's enormous energy and in the end he looked a defeated man.
I will not hide my joy as a result of Ronald's upset and hope he can recover soon enough from the titantic battle and be ready for the next encounter.
Good play Ronald and may you show the same determination in subsequent matches!
08-15-2004, 12:37 PM #53
Well, Congrats to Ronald Susilo. I fell asleep right before the match started and when I woke up, Lin Dan was already trailing 2-4 in the second game. As more towards Lin Dan's supporter, I was hoping him to make a come-back and he did show some fighting spirit and caught up to 9-10 after losing quite a big margin. Again, the curse is still not broken - top seed doesnt win in the MS. However, still happy to see that Li Yongbo actually clapped his hands when Susilo won! And...it's actually good to see that Lin Dan was behaving very well on-court. Way to go!! [lol]
[Loh, I can just imagine how HAPPPYYY you are!! ]
08-15-2004, 02:34 PM #54
That's the fortune!
" no one can beat the fortune" said by the Chinese 10m air rifle athlete,Zhao yinhui,who is highly expected to win the first gold medal for China in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.Eventually,She could not get any medals in those 2 Olympic games.
Was Lindan highly stressed for the high expectation from his coach and fans?
I didn't watch the game,so I didn't know what he was in the game.Anyway,Let's not only clap for the winner,but also hail the loser.
Lindan is still young.He is only 25 years old by 2008 Beijing Olympics.However,dont know whether he will be seed at that time.
Lindan ,Cheer up,that's what I can say as a fan of Lindan
Here is after-game pic of Lindan,,he looks very frustrated.
08-15-2004, 02:47 PM #55
Originally Posted by richho
Last edited by cooler; 08-15-2004 at 02:50 PM.
08-15-2004, 03:18 PM #56
Originally Posted by Loh
08-15-2004, 03:32 PM #57
Of course the Chinese team doesn't have any mental coach, or sports psychologist, that's way too modern for them Sorry, I am overdoing it a bit, but I think the problem with the chinese could be that their whole training is so hard that in a way it is a mental selection, as well as a fysical one. In China there are thousands of potential worldclass players (talent wise) so they have to make a selection. If you make training so hard that 80% breaks down before they are 22 years old, that makes life a bit more easy. You cannot seriously say that their preparation is based on any scientific principles. Although there are hundreds of excellent things they do, (technical for example) they make a mistake in this. The coach is always telling what to do, and it is always a lot. That way the coach is garanteed that anyone not breaking down crying or physically is very very strong (from the gift of nature) bodywise and mentalwise. But being always depending on the coach to say what to do, and being under a pressure that there isn't with any other tournament. Players tend to mess up when things become close. Especially men's wise, because competition is more ferocious than with the women (like tennis) One half step wrong and you will lose. With the ladies, you can still win. That's what happened to Dong Jiong, didn't sleep all night in 96, and lost...missing his famous smashes with inches, even less (nervous and no sleep) then you look at your coach, and he looks angry or paniced...so that's no help. I guess, we should be fortunate the Chinese rely on their own things, otherwise they would be even stronger...
08-15-2004, 11:17 PM #58
[QUOTE=mirrura]However, still happy to see that Li Yongbo actually clapped his hands when Susilo won! [QUOTE]
Did he? I didn't see it. And i don't think LYB will clap when Lin Dan or any of his player loses.
Anyway, well done Ronald Susilo! As a Malaysian, it's good that the number 1 seed is out of contention but i sort of feel sorry for Lin Dan. I guess he is the most disappointed guy now.
08-17-2004, 10:12 PM #59
OMG ... i can't not believe it ...
Lin Dan Lost on the first round.. and Bao also lost to Park ...
What’s is going on with Lin and Bao??
08-17-2004, 10:24 PM #60
Originally Posted by Jofianty
If Chen Hong is able to win the Gold then all critics will be silenced.
Do you think he's going to win though? Who's he playing in the next round? The Olympics website this time is less informative.
08-17-2004, 11:16 PM #61
Originally Posted by iso300
If I’m not wrong chen hong will meet Shon Seung Mo (Korea) in Quarterfinal match
Hmmm… I think there is still a change for chen to win, although it must be difficult for him since his team mate (lin and bao) had lost in the early round, he must fight by himself.
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