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07-16-2007, 05:46 AM #1
Can Zhang Ning win World and Olympic Champions again?
Zhang Ning claimed her Word Champion in 2003 and Olympic Champion in 2004.
Can she repeat the feat in 2007 and 2008?
[A] She will win WC07 only
[b] She will win OG08 only
[C] She will win both WC07 and OG08
[D] She will never win WC07 and OG08
07-16-2007, 02:57 PM #2
07-16-2007, 03:04 PM #3
judging on the fact that she is getting old, and that china does have many talents to fill in, she may not be able to double up...chances are she'll win either WC or OG...but maybe not both...seeing as how xie xing fang beat her in the recent China Masters in the final, we may see a passing of the torch...but because the final game was a close 23-21, i think zhang ning does still have a lot of gas in her tank left...
07-17-2007, 12:28 AM #4
07-17-2007, 12:30 AM #5
lolz like i said...could be a LOT of gas left in her tank...it still leaves room for some unpredictability
07-17-2007, 01:14 AM #6
07-17-2007, 01:18 AM #7
true...i 2nd...who knows...maybe she can...but i do believe that there are other women that are equally competitive with her....probably Xu haiwen or pi hongyan...or her teammate xie xing fang...ahaha would you agree that it would be pretty crazy if both lin dan and xie xing fang won the gold XD...although i will have my money on zhang ning =P
07-17-2007, 02:09 AM #8
Maybe, ZN will add World Champ title collection soon in KL 2007 but not the hardest one Beijing Gold. I think XXF has biggest ambition for this to realize another Golden Couple in Olympic arena after Susi-Alan story in Barcelona 1992.
07-17-2007, 03:04 AM #9
I enjoy watching ZN on court. What a great player on court and a nice person off court too. I love to see her defending her WC & OG. An AE next year to her collection would be a bonus!
Last edited by robin7; 07-17-2007 at 03:06 AM.
07-17-2007, 03:04 AM #10
This is what I predict:
WC - ZN & XXF will meet again for their 3rd consecutive final in WC. ZN will pull it off this time in 3 games.
OG - XXF will be defeated in QF or SF. ZN will probably meet a non-CHN player in the final. ZN will win again.
07-17-2007, 04:08 AM #11
When it comes to dealing with pressure, ZN has seen it all and perhaps in a better position to put up a more consistant peformance than XXF, especially if they face a foreign opponent in the QF or SF. If both pull through to the final, then really all pressure is off as the Gold will be China's, then it is really a 50-50 game. Overall, I think ZN has a better chance in winning OG than XXF.
As for the WC07, I fancy XXF.
07-17-2007, 08:25 PM #12
07-17-2007, 08:41 PM #13
Technically yes. But because the WC is held now every year, it makes it slightly easier within the best part of a player career.
To me Yang Yang winning 2 WC consecutively in the late 80s was still an amazing acheievment.
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