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07-20-2013, 12:14 AM #3911
07-20-2013, 05:37 AM #3912
i'm not using my mind? hahahahaha.
i said: he should not accept wildcard. it's cheap.
if he is already eligible, why does he not use it in wc?
i'm a newbie? hahahahaha.
who will be given a wildcard if he/she is already eligible?
who is stupid here? hahahahaha.
07-20-2013, 06:26 AM #3913
http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ld-card/page19 and you're advised to do yourself a favour by reading all the posts first before you jump in - it might save you quite a bit of frustration,anger,heartache, and hot air.
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07-21-2013, 11:13 AM #3914
You're lucky that BC is quite lenient.
07-21-2013, 01:03 PM #3915
Teng Xun sport weibo http://sports.qq.com/a/20130721/000001.htm reported that on the afternoon of July 20th at the Dongfeng Citroen Cup Simulation Match at Qingdao, Lin Dan lost 0-2 to Wang Zhengming.
In spite of this minor setback, Li Yongbo still felt that Super Dan's current form is not bad and remains in the running for the world title.
Although at the earlier training matches, Lin Dan had triumphed over Chen Long and Du Pengyu, but today against Wang Zhengming,he couldn't find his form, was error-prone throughout,and the two sets ended 18-21 and 19-21 in his defeat. In the match,despite the loss, Lin Dan was the center of attraction with the viewers screaming and applauding enthusiastically almost to the point of pandemonium.
Before the start of the simulation match, LYB had, at the Dongfeng Citroen contract renewal ceremony,expressed that Lin Dan has regained his form pretty well, even better than at the London Olympics. He added,"Though Lin Dan this year only played at the BAC'13,his current form is better than what I believe. Generally,for athletes after a half-year break and reaching age 30, very few could recover to their former condition. Except for Lin Dan whose good recovery can be attributed to his professional accomplishments,the way he immerses himself in training since his return is something even the younger ones cannot compare."
LYB continued," Even though Lin Dan hasn't reached his apex at this stage, it's already highly commendable;his capability in stroke play,his attitude and stable mentality,his mastery and control even exceed the London Olympic period,very steady. His handling of the game, calm and unhurried, is completely beyond my expectation such that I won't rule out his possibility of taking the world championship."
On Lin Dan's prospects in the coming world championship,LYB accorded him full recognition. Soon after,the reporters learned from Chen Long that Lin Dan's recent form is indeed not bad so much so that the Sudirman Cup's newly crowned champion(Chen Long) felt ashamed at being inferior to him. However,on the subject of the next Asian Games whether it would turn out to be another one-on-one between Lin Dan and Lee CW,Chen Long said he himself is brimming with confidence in a light-hearted exchange with the reporters and concluded,"My form right now is also very good."
Not long ago,there were news of Lin Dan possibly retiring after the National Games of China, on which LYB expressed that it is not the most important thing,adding that what is most important is that Lin Dan derives joy from the sport. He continued,"No matter how long Lin Dan persists in the game,it's my wish to see him enjoy whatever glory and happiness he can from badminton. At Lin Dan's present age,the amount of time he could enjoy the sport is becoming shorter, once he's made up his mind to play or not to play, I will respect his wishes. If he decides to carry on, I will continue to render him my fullest support and care. We've discussed this many times but never once touched on when he might call it a day; I would never ask him about it, the final say is his."
On the upcoming world championship, LYB indicated a modest target of three gold medals."After the London Olympics,I've been thinking a lot about the team's direction. For each individual event henceforth, it's good enough as long as everybody gives of their best. But for team competitions, nothing less than the crown will do because it's a collective honour. For this coming world championship,the bottomline is three golds, WD,WS,XD,MS and MD, in that order of strength I suppose. As to how many titles we can get, I'm not sure,at heart I think at least three, that should suffice! Of course,it's up to each team member to strive for it, we certainly won't simply let any gold fall on foreign hands willingly."
Apart from Lin Dan gaining everyone's approbation, LYB poked fun at the WC sponsor, Dongfeng Citroen, for providing the official vehicle known as 'Glory Car C5'."The first alphabet for 'Champion' is 'C' and the World Championships has five events in total, so with C5, we've to clean sweep 5 Championships!" From 2010-2012,Team China had a smooth journey, not only gaining a clean sweep of two editions of the WC, still more at the London Olympics completed an unprecedented achievement of 5 championship glory. Faced with such a performance record,LYB is naturally supremely confident.
"In the previous cycle, from '09 India to Paris, to the London WC and then the London Olympics, of the 20 individual world championship titles, China took 19 of them. Won too many golds, some people got angry. For this WC , we'd better not win too many." No doubt said in jest,still we can see that Team China is ready to serve up a sumptuous feast at Guangzhou.
07-22-2013, 10:16 AM #3916
07-22-2013, 11:06 AM #3917
07-23-2013, 10:07 AM #3918
07-23-2013, 12:25 PM #3919
In the simulation match, Lin Dan played a controlled game with little explosive attacking shots and made more than the usual uncharacteristic errors to lose in two straight sets to Wang Zhengming who,I've to admit, played quite well.
Caught glimpses of Xue Song, Tian Houwei, among others in the audience.
(The frivolous reporter whose article I translated the other day described the crowd as cheering wildly to the point of bringing the house down was clearly exaggerating - I was somehow misled into carelessly translating the phrase as 'almost to the point of pandemonium').
08-01-2013, 09:54 AM #3920
http://sports.qq.com/a/20130801/015965.htm - In short, he had leg cramp, not once but twice !
Mountain running at Laoshan (a mountain, 1133 meters above sea level near Qingdao) is part of stamina building which is compulsory every time the national team goes to Qingdao for systematic training. As usual in the past, on 3rd July this so-called "Devilish training" consisted of two rounds of up-and-down mountain running. The first round, Lin Dan and Chen Long were practically able to keep pace with each other to cross the finishing line and ended up fourth among the Men's Singles group.
The second round, long after Du Pengyu, Chen Yuekun, and Chen Long had completed their ascent, only then emerged Lin Dan walking with difficulty as he turned the last corner. All of a sudden, Lin Dan halted, looking in pain. The physical trainer,Li Chun-lei, who was at the mountain-top rushed down to check: Lin Dan having a cramp !
With the help of Li Chun-lei and a reporter supporting him on each side, Super Dan finished walking the final few steps. Yu Yang 's sighing remark best explained it (jokingly): This is really a life-threatening climb.
On the second day of the Laoshan trip, just before the start of the MS group training, Xia Xuanze announced to the team yesterday's result in comparison with the previous mountain running record. 'The life-threatening climb' of Super Dan's second round mountain running consumed nearly 30 minutes, a full six minutes longer than last year's record, not only that, en route he had leg cramp twice.
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08-01-2013, 10:31 PM #3921
Old Man Dan or Lao Lin Dan is coming..........
08-02-2013, 12:31 AM #3922
LD partnering with LXR for Mixed doubles...
08-03-2013, 06:06 AM #3923
http://sports.qq.com/a/20130802/018572.htm This article gives LYB's latest take on Lin Dan.
Li Yongbo: Lin Dan resists transforming into a coach
This World Championships to determine Lin Dan's career
The topic of Lin Dan never leaves Li Yongbo whenever you interview him. To the Head Coach, this year's World Championships is of great significance to Lin Dan. "30 years of age is a turning point in one's life, for Lin Dan it's also a fresh start,if he plays well he may continue his badminton career, if not well or lamentably... for me I naturally hope he carries on." Regarding Lin Dan's current form, LBY admits he is declining in ability, esp with respect to his leg strength, court movement and change of pace.
On Lin Dan's prospects at this World Championships, the reply given by Li Yongbo is:" In Round 2 he will encounter stiff resistance from a Japanese contestant, once overcome, whoever he meets next should be relatively easier, but this (R2) match may well decide his badminton career."
As his respected teacher, LYB 's plan for Lin Dan post-retirement is to transform him into a coach, " He himself doesn't like it, wait for him to really retire before we properly discuss it. From my point of view, I wish he would never leave badminton. During my time, I too didn't think of becoming a coach, still I ended up choosing this path. We have players like Chen Long and Li Xuerui, but once Lin Dan leaves badminton, the social value of this platform will diminish. The Chinese badminton platform is the best stage for him. The moment he chooses to leave will be the beginning of his gradual fading into oblivion."
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08-03-2013, 06:21 AM #3924
08-03-2013, 11:14 AM #3925
08-03-2013, 12:49 PM #3926
I think in that Chinese article the reporter may have misquoted LYB as saying that should Lin Dan overcome his R2 opponent (i.e. K Tago before he withdrew due to injury), his next round opponent is relatively easier. IMO, Chong Wei Feng, seeded 15th whom he is likely to face in R3, isn't in any way easier meat than K Tago, seeded 5th.
In fact, Lin Dan has humbly said he won't take any opponent lightly from the very first round. He is well aware that lesser known players in big events such as the Olympics and World Championships can spring a surprise. Believe it or not, both he and LYB have said they are mentally prepared for his possible first-round elimination.
08-03-2013, 01:22 PM #3927
^ LYB and LD always downplay their expectations and plans leading up to big events like WC and OG. This helps to deflect additional pressures on them to perform and also to catch their opponents off guard.
Anyone who watched the post WC game interview last year will know what I mean.
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