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    one for her fans;

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    apparently those are ribena, right!

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    at the Chinese super league, photos from http://bbs.badmintoncn.com

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    Wang Lin is one of the badminton beauties, all right, but unfortunately her second comeback after severe injury (twice) is still fraught with difficulties for almost a year since, sometimes showing glimpses of her former self only to be let down by inconsistency and lack of fitness and stamina.

    In the CBSL, her second encounter with Inthanon Ratchanok after the previous Thai Open again ended in defeat though she showed significant improvement but petered out in the decider towards the close when she actually went 18-17 ahead after coming from behind to level 17-all.

    In the ongoing CHN Masters, she was ousted by Mitani Minatsu in two straights 22-20, 21-17 in R1. Such a pity. Undesirably,Wang Lin has become a typical case of what severe injury layoff, twice for her, can do to a top player by today's higher standard of play.

    While it's good the bar has risen across the board, it also means no player nowadays, with the exception of LCW, can afford to lay off for several months and not face an uphill battle afterwards. Makes me wonder how Wang Xin's comeback will be like albeit her injury wasn't as serious, relatively speaking, and her previous much more severe one was many years ago when she was only 17 years old.

    There is this article where Wang Lin explained that the injuries sustained have left a phobia on her and are still affecting her play. In particular,she mentioned the following:

    1) Finishing a match/tournament is basically not a problem now; however,

    2) when engage in fast or forceful exchanges, her movement is a bit unable to cope;and

    3) sometimes she sees the shuttle right in front of her but her footwork couldn't quite get to it.

    About the injury phobia,she expressed that she is still wary of executing strokes that might easily result in injury. She added that every time she lands on her left leg, she would pause for a fraction to ascertain her stability before carrying on.

    http://sports.qq.com/a/20120913/000188.htm in Mandarin

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    As somebody pointed out correctly, Wang Lin (born Mar 30, 1989) is indeed the youngest SuperSeries winner at 17 bagging the Denmark Open SS 2008 on Oct 26 beating en route Tina Rasmussen(WR3) in SF and Zhou Mi (WR4) in the Final.

    She followed that up by winning the French Open SS on Nov 2, 2008 while still 17 years old, beating Lu Lan, WR1 at that time, and then Xie Xingfang,WR2, en route to the title. An excellent record.

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    I watched Wang Lin play in the CBSL, she still has talent.

    Is she still on the national team? Does she still train with the national team or play international tournaments?

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    China leagues has given this second stringer a lifetime

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin L View Post
    As somebody pointed out correctly, Wang Lin (born Mar 30, 1989) is indeed the youngest SuperSeries winner at 17 bagging the Denmark Open SS 2008 on Oct 26 beating en route Tina Rasmussen(WR3) in SF and Zhou Mi (WR4) in the Final.

    She followed that up by winning the French Open SS on Nov 2, 2008 while still 17 years old, beating Lu Lan, WR1 at that time, and then Xie Xingfang,WR2, en route to the title. An excellent record.
    2008-1989=17???
    her 1st ss title was china master in 2006.
    but china master only become super series tournament in 2007

    for those who need information
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Masters
    Last edited by limsy; 10-10-2012 at 02:02 AM.

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    Oops, my bad, thanks for pointing it out,limsy. Actually I got the info from wikipedia as follows but got myself mixed up (an oversight while scouring the BWF website) and quoted the wrong example of DEN SS 2008 instead of CHN Masters SS 2006 which,technically speaking,according to your link, only became an SS in 2007 - apparently a discrepancy though both articles are from wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Lin_(badminton) :

    Wang Lin (badminton)

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    This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wang (王).
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    March 30, 1989 (age 23)
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    Wang Lin (born March 30, 1989) is a badminton player from China. Wang Lin was crowned the world champion after winning the gold medal at the 2010 BWF World Championships held at Paris defeating fellow Chinese Wang Xin[1] 21-19, 19-21, 21-13.

    In 2006 the 17 year old Wang Lin beat Xie Xingfang in the final of the China Masters Super Series.

    Shortly after her World Championship triumph in Paris, Wang Lin suffered a severe knee ligament tear during her match against Maria Febe Kusumastuti in China Masters Super Series tournament. The injury was so severe to the extent it ruled out Wang Lin completely from playing for almost six months after her knee operation. From there, her ranking starts to decline and eventually Wang Lin fell out of favour from the first-team line-up as her jittery comeback coincided with the emergence of Wang Shixian and Wang Xin.

    After making a comeback, she was clearly far from her best and has not achieved the same success as she once did prior to sustaining the injury. Wang Lin once cited fear of injury recurrence was the one of the main reasons she was not able to play at her best.


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    The CBSL (China Badminton Super League) is a good thing as, from what I've gathered, the payout is quite attractive, and foreign players are invited too. Similarly, the Axiata Cup which offers even better payouts is a move in the right direction for South-East Asian badminton;hopefully, we might begin to see Philippines producing some results in due course.

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    super series start in 2007,there is no super series in 2006.
    u can go tournament sub forum and see.
    its quite clear.

    here is the wiki for super series
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BWF_Super_Series

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    Surprise, Wang Lin on Thurs Oct 11th in the CBSL beat Inthanon Ratchanok 21-17 and 21-16 after suffering their last two encounters in defeats. Just the impetus, I hope, that Wang Lin needed for her form to turn around from here. Jiayou!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanY View Post
    one for her fans;

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    apparently those are ribena, right!
    Ribena 'BLACKcurrent' it seems

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    My opinion is that Wang Lin was probably one of the most exciting natural talents to walk into the WS game in a long, long time. Plus, she had an easy, natural charisma that helped.

    Her physical attributes: height, strength, suppleness were all in place, but that incredible shoulder rotation she had when smashing at the top of her reach, even while moving backwards, was just breathtaking.

    If WL were to be at the top of her game today, I believe no one would be a consistent challenger: not WYH, not LXR or anyone else. That's why I felt, her injury was just such a disaster. If she recovers to find her pre-injury form, condition and confidence, well, watch out girls! The smiling assassin will be back with a vengeance!

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    The problem is injury phobia is something only she can help herself overcome,ultimately. It takes time,courage and character - not saying she is wanting in that regard.

    However,after watching her last CBSL match which she won against Inthanon R, I think she is improving significantly; the strokes are there, court coverage better and fewer unforced errors but in terms of speed and power still nowhere near her best.

    Would love to see her make a steady comeback and rise among the top albeit gradually.

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    Wang Lin will play against Wang Shixian..wish all the best for her..

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    Wang Lin got dumped by WSX in straight games at the French Open, round 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobalt View Post
    Wang Lin got dumped by WSX in straight games at the French Open, round 1.
    Oh Nooooooooooooooooooooo.....

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