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Thread: Lee Chong Wei ( 李宗伟 )
07-12-2012, 09:29 AM #8331
07-12-2012, 09:35 AM #8332
Oh dear..Chong Wei is under so much pressure. May God bless him.
07-12-2012, 09:38 AM #8333
07-12-2012, 12:10 PM #8334
Are you sure about Chong Wei?
07-13-2012, 01:55 AM #8335
chongwei has no time to prepare for all the dark horses....
few players under the radar can spring surprise...
07-13-2012, 03:17 AM #8336
07-13-2012, 03:30 AM #8337
Hard to say really, in olympics top athletes will perform exceedingly good or it could be won by unknowns.
07-13-2012, 05:17 AM #8338
When will we see this again?
Another close rivalry between two 'giant' gladiators here in the Hong Kong Open 2005 as I happen to flip through my album today.
Perhaps in London Olympics 2012?
But LCW has been beset by many unfortunate events and he is without his favourite coach Li Mao.
LD, on the other hand, seems hard to be motivated, except by LCW.
07-15-2012, 03:42 AM #8339
Once again, high expectation on him in the OG.. Wish him the best of luck in London and stay injury free at least before and during the games.. thats the most important
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07-15-2012, 04:46 AM #8340
07-15-2012, 04:51 AM #8341
Fact or Fiction?
07-15-2012, 08:11 AM #8342
Use backhand service is overrated
I feel the use of backhand service is overrated in men's singles. Yes I agree that one of the greatest advantage of backhand service is that the racket head is much faster to be ready for the return shot.
I feel LCW should incorporate and interchange the backhand and forehand service into his game, thereby giving variation and slight advantage over your opponents reading your boring and predictable backhand service. Yes I agree the backhand flip service to the baseline is very effective, but how often? The key point here is 'variation' and 'interchange'.
Continuous use of either style is ineffective also.
07-18-2012, 11:44 PM #8343
Let the mind games begin
Lee's Beijing experience vital in mental war with Lin
by Dan Guen Chin
04:46 AM Jul 19, 2012
SINGAPORE - One of the most enduring images of the 2008 Beijing Olympics was Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei looking crushed after his lopsided loss to China's Lin Dan in the men's singles final.
Lee entered the final carrying his country's hopes of a first Olympic gold in badminton.
But he was a bundle of nerves before the clash. He slept poorly the night before, and had even lost his appetite. He eventually was beaten 21-12, 21-8 by Lin, and ended up making a tearful public apology.
Lin and Lee, as the No 1 and 2 seeds, respectively, are tipped to meet again in the final at the London Games.
Since Beijing, Lee has beaten Lin four times in nine tournaments. Their last encounter was at this year's All-England final when Lee retired from a shoulder injury while down a game and trailing 2-6 in the second.
The question now is whether Lee has overcome his mental block against the Chinese star. Frederick Tan, Lee's former sports psychologist, believes that Lee's loss in Beijing was a major turning point in his mental fortitude.
"I was by his side after the loss to Lin. He was shattered," said Tan, 50, who worked with Lee until last year.
"All he could say was 'I am so tired'. The mental strain was evident. So in a way, the defeat in Beijing will prepare him for the battle in London.
"Now he knows what it takes to rise to the occasion. He is more matured now as a person and player, and it will serve him well."
Indeed, Tan thinks Lin, who wants a second Olympic gold to retire with a bang, will be under more pressure in London.
"Maybe Lin has the slight edge on the court as the record shows, but he now knows that Lee has the game to take him on and beat him," said the former director of the Penang Sports Council who is now working in Sarawak.
However, Tan believes Lee must block out memories of the ankle injury he came down with during the Thomas Cup finals in May, which sidelined him for three weeks, and threw a spanner in his preparations for the Olympics.
He believes the Malaysian star will be reminded of his injury by rivals and media at the London Games, and said: "I worry over how he will respond to it.
"My message to him is forget about the ankle injury. Treat it as something which never happened. Worrying about it will not help you."
The other thing that Lee must tune out is Lin's killer pre-match stare during the customary pre-match handshake at the net.
"That is his signal that he is ready for the fight and that he means business," said Tan.
"I told Lee before he left for London last week that he must stick to his daily pre-game routine which he has been doing for years, like his meal times, his warm-up sessions and the final relaxation period where he puts on his earphones and tunes everything out."
The question now is whether Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei has overcome his mental block against the Chinese star, Lin Dan. REUTERS
07-19-2012, 12:12 AM #8344
It doesn't appear that Dan Guen Chin has any confidence in LCW.
07-19-2012, 12:17 AM #8345
07-19-2012, 12:47 AM #8346
07-19-2012, 12:57 AM #8347
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