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08-23-2004, 08:23 AM #1
The biggest loser in the Athens Olympics
Without a doubt the biggest loser is Li yongbo. He must be embarrased by the fact that none of his charges managed to reach the podium of ms & md. Before the tournament started, he boasted that China will clean sweep all the five gold medals at stake. He really deserve it becos' of his arrogant ways.
08-23-2004, 08:37 AM #2Originally Posted by Lau Kok Wei
08-23-2004, 10:02 AM #3Originally Posted by taneepak
08-23-2004, 10:07 AM #4Originally Posted by Lau Kok Wei
2. He never metioned about 5 gold. He said 2 to be safe choice, with the chance of 3 or more.
3. Li Yong Bo is a smart guy, and he knows how much pressure he's facing. There's no way he will put himself on the "no way back" situation to guarantee 5 golds, not even if CHN MD and XD are 5 times better than current.
4. Don't understand why always like such issues: players under achieve, then coach is the 1st one to be blamed.
5. Poor LYB. With his fairly straight (ok, might be harsh sometimes) personality, he seems made enough "enemies" both on and off court...
08-23-2004, 11:16 AM #5
if LYB is the biggest loser, wat about Misbun?? After speaking of the possibility of winning the first gold medal for Malaysia, the badminton team came home empty handed without a single medal who is worse? lyb or misbun?
08-23-2004, 11:22 AM #6Originally Posted by Bresis
the chance of getting the gold was there. but not everything happens according to plan. give them a break...........
08-23-2004, 12:16 PM #7
i think lyb placed too much pressure on his mens team. none of his players really played up to their normal standard this time. i can say for certain that chen hong cracked under pressure.
but next time, it'll be a different ball game altogether with the olympics in beijing! the fans are going to be MAD!
08-23-2004, 12:18 PM #8Originally Posted by |R|S
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08-23-2004, 12:21 PM #9
I don't know why, but I really don't like Li Yong Bo :yuckies: since I first saw the sour face of him in TC/UC 1998
08-23-2004, 12:31 PM #10Originally Posted by flikflak
Remember the 1992 Barcelona Olympics when he and Tian bingyi defeated our Cheah and Soo via gamesmanship. Looking back, i think that match probably cost us a medal as the malaysians would have gone on to proceed to the semi-finals with ease.
Never really forgive him since then.
08-23-2004, 01:08 PM #11Originally Posted by Lau Kok Wei
Is it true that LYB plans and determines which athlete to play in the WS Olympic final at Sydney 2000 and now, like that Ye and Gong rumour?? He is not fair and sportive if true, although the reason is to collect gold for China's ranking still quite acceptable.
08-23-2004, 01:16 PM #12
A head coach's job is to get the best out of his players and coaching staff, to get as much award for his team (or nation) as possible. A coach is selected for his overall leadership and talent, but not necessary to be a fans' favorite.
To me, LYB did his job. Think about little things: How many coach actually doing shopping/cooking for the team, and being a taxi driver for his players using his own time? (quoted from WC2003) Of course, LYB is not everyone's friend, but who else could be???
08-23-2004, 01:18 PM #13Originally Posted by flikflak
08-23-2004, 01:20 PM #14Originally Posted by Lau Kok Wei
Your thread title is "biggest loser", and try to provide reasons as CHN MS under achieve. I respect your point of view.
However, what I quoted here, is just your personal feeling regarding to a match 12 yrs ago. Just because your favorite lost to LYB...
Well, excuse me, who's more like a "loser" right now then? I mean, game is game, not just skill. You need to be smart, to use the rulez (of course, no rule is perfect), to use anything within the legal bound to help yourself. As long as the umpire did not whistle for a fault, go ahead...
08-23-2004, 01:26 PM #15Originally Posted by Lau Kok Wei
However, you only know 1 side of the story. The truth is, He Zhili happily received her teammate's "help" in earlier round, but once it comes to her own turn to give up, she ignored. After this, sooo many fans just felt she's no more a fan's favorite.
To me, if she really wants to do "true matches", fine, do it on the 1st day. Do it when she 1st ever being selected to a team. However, she did not. She received the favor (according to the rumors) when the result is favorable to her, but suddenly sneak attacked her teammate(s) when it's her turn to sacrifice.
To me, this is the biggest loser ever.
08-23-2004, 01:47 PM #16Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
Athletes should try their best competing against whoever.
Mind u, to me this is disgraceful and shame to the Chinese team.
08-23-2004, 01:47 PM #17Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
I don't like the idea that any competitor can be asked to stand down from a possible win or upset just because another player is determined to have a better chance to go all the way to the championship and it would be better for that "better" player to not work hard so that they're more rested against someone from another country who had to battle at every match to get to where they are.
I don't like the idea that Chinese scouts are going around picking people according to how well they match the ideal physical characteristics necessary to excel in a sport and not according to how much they actually want to play and excel.
Most of all, I don't like the idea of subjugating a person's will, even if it's for "the good of the mother land". When I hear of these tactics used by China (and they use it in all sports, not just badminton), it just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
I mean true, they are communists, so for them their behavior should be lauded and appreciated. You won't get my vote for it though.
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