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05-21-2010, 06:44 PM #290
05-21-2010, 06:49 PM #291
AE is arguable because the participants are not limited based on WR or country or anything. I mean, especially OG...
I'd have to point out that prior to Taufik's AG victory, LD beat him twice in the group match. Though I agree, Taufik's success in WC, AG, OG made him a legend of that time period, though we've easily forgotten his inconsistencies...LD's been consistently winning everything since 2004, so he's in a much better position to surpass Taufik, especially if he wins the AG this year and is crowned gold medallist at the 2012 OG.
05-21-2010, 10:52 PM #292
YOUR Kenneth Jonassen (born July 3, 1974 in Herning) is a male badminton player from Denmark, who FORMERLY had the fastest smash record in the singles competition, with a 298 km/h (185 mph) shot. This record was BROKEN by the ALL MIGHTY Taufik Hidayat. source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Jonassen
please be updated for information,dont stay stand offdated
Last edited by wilcan; 05-21-2010 at 10:55 PM.
05-21-2010, 10:59 PM #293
05-21-2010, 11:37 PM #294
here is a better link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r590F7mRTw
However, wong8egg and i can't seem to find the source of a 305 kph backhand smash. Can you provide us of that source??
Last edited by cooler; 05-21-2010 at 11:40 PM.
05-22-2010, 12:00 AM #295
05-23-2010, 03:35 AM #296
This match vs Ng Wei, 2006 World championships.....
Most amazing smashes ever by taufik... absolutely ferocious and spectacular!!!
unbelievable... especially second set!!!!!!!
05-23-2010, 04:31 PM #297
he was so fit back then.
05-23-2010, 05:05 PM #298
I miss the old super-taufik... I mean, regular 300+km'h smashes!!! That is incredible!!
Imagine what competition he would be to the top (i.e. LD/LCW) if he kept his form up to today!!
But of course, human age always takes over
That is life for an athlete as a human ^^
Last edited by stanster213; 05-23-2010 at 05:19 PM.
06-11-2010, 11:08 AM #299
Nayottama Prawira Hidayat newly born..
06-24-2010, 07:53 AM #300
Everyone keep saying that Taufik are decline/weak because of his age. Human age doesnt take over(yet).
Lee Chong Wei is just a year younger then Taufik, but he is always at top of his peak. While Lin Dan is a year younger then Chong Wei. Both of them done a really good performance. What really impressive is Peter Gade, who is a 33 years old player, but still play a very great badminton and categorized as one of the strong player at this time. His mental are really strong, thats what make him still a great badminton player. While Taufik, talented, but seem not enthusiastic. If only Taufik have a spirit,discipline and strong will like on his prime time, he can get his unbelivable legend form back
06-24-2010, 08:00 AM #301
Instead of age, I think it's his injuries that hold him back.
06-24-2010, 08:32 AM #302
06-24-2010, 09:35 AM #303
djarum indonesia ss
taufik vs wong, wing ki
06-24-2010, 09:41 AM #304
06-27-2010, 02:04 PM #305
LCW is like a well oiled machine and he can sustain it.
LD, while very similar physically, mentally and perhaps technically more superior, I think due to lack of match fitness, he may from time to time exit early but LD is all about peaking at the right time!
Guess Taufik only has to summon up all his experience and refine his game like Peter Gade b'cos he (still) got game anyways. Determination, discipline, skills, desire is still there, that, I am sure. Else, he'll just hang up his rackets and walk away from the game he loves.
06-27-2010, 08:20 PM #306
Reality is, Taufik's level of competition now is probably around PG, NTM, Boonsak, SS, Simon's level...it's time for him to visit the North American continent to win his first ever Canada Open GP and defend his U.S. Open title>>those are where he truly belongs..
Speaking of LD, you guys probably don't know that he's older than both TH and LCW, do you??..
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