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08-21-2007, 09:21 PM #1
Rexy cancels one-week holiday for shuttlers
By RAJES PAUL
KUALA LUMPUR: There was no one-week holiday for the men’s doubles players after the World Championships. They resumed training as early as 6.30am on Monday but Koo Kien Keat and his team-mates are taking it all in their strides.
“The coach (Rexy Mainaky) is very annoyed with our performances in the World Championships. We were looking forward to a holiday but he has cancelled it. Now we have to train three times daily instead of two,” said Kien Keat.
“We will have two sessions in the morning (6.30-8.30am and 9.30am-12noon) followed by an afternoon workout (3.30-5.30pm). We almost collapsed after the first day’s sessions.
“But nothing is too tough for me. I have always worked and trained hard. The other players and I will get used to the routine. The coach is pushing us hard and it is all for our own good.”
On their failure in the World Championships, the 22-year-old Kien Keat said it had showed up their lack of experience in handling the situation at the crucial stage.
Kien Keat and his partner, Boon Heong, were the second seeds and were eliminated by Japan’s Shuichi Sakamoto-Shintaro Ikeda in the quarter-finals.
Instead of wallowing in self pity over the defeat, Kien Keat said that they would look at the failure to win a medal from the positive side.
“No one is to be blamed. Winning and losing are part of the game. But what is more important is to learn from the mistakes and not repeat them,” he said. “Like everyone else, Boon Heong and I wanted to win the title. The defeat will remind us to strive harder.”
After winning three legs of the Super Series – in Malaysia, England and Switzerland – the relatively new pair in the world arena have now shifted their sights for glory in the Super Series Masters Finals, scheduled for Dec 18-23. The venue of the Finals has not been finalised yet.
The duo will compete in the Japan Open (Sept 11-16), which is the eighth stop of the 12-leg series. Incidentally, the Japan Open last October was their first international tournament together as a pair and they finished as runners-up.
“We will bounce back with a good showing in Tokyo. Ultimately our target for the year is to make the cut and win honours in the Super Series Finals,” said Kien Keat, who with Boon Heong also won the Asian Games gold medal last December and the Philippines Open last month. Kien Keat-Boon Heong are now in second place in the Super Series standings behind China’s Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng. The top eight pairs qualify for the Finals.
08-21-2007, 09:22 PM #2
trust me, this makes no difference too...:P
08-21-2007, 09:24 PM #3
hmm... i see a matured KKK...
amazing, just a couple of months ago, he was the one being scolded...
great recovery from the defeat!
08-21-2007, 10:05 PM #4
08-21-2007, 11:51 PM #5
08-22-2007, 12:12 AM #6
They need to know how to handle pressure from fans when are playing in Malaysia. They are the people who cheer or boo for you...!
08-22-2007, 12:38 AM #7
08-22-2007, 01:36 AM #8
KKK & TBH they have done all their job
but by the way they are just young boy
very very young
they dunno how to handle the media presure, thats for sure
LWW & CTF they almost retired
they can play relax with not presure
cause they are nothing to lose
KKK & TBH
the whole malaysia hope they can win the title
some ppl also hope KKK&TBH vs CY&FHF in final
they buy the final ticket just for these 2 pairs
so ? wat do u think
08-22-2007, 01:57 AM #9
this surely works....i still think rexy shall include more sessions...the chinese train 8 hours a day (Mas only recently 7 hrs). See.....China is now producing world class players. The hours of practice do matters.
08-22-2007, 02:24 AM #10
practise is practise, but can archieve results in tournament or not.... dont after they practise so hard, then when competition begin, they ill or pressured
08-22-2007, 02:28 AM #11
08-22-2007, 02:42 AM #12
Practise made perfect...
I agreed with wilfredlgf - Right approach. Please provide good suggestions for the coaches and players, i sure they welcome our ideas.
08-22-2007, 02:46 AM #13
08-22-2007, 02:52 AM #14
the coach knows whats the best for the players....so i fink the players will be more concentrate during training with tis 3 sessions of training
08-22-2007, 03:01 AM #15
What about the players?
Most important is the player, have they really change their attitude toward the game and mentally become stronger than before. Are they really motivated?
TBH & KKK failed to win the game because of pressure. They made themselves nervous the last few points.
08-22-2007, 03:26 AM #16
I still believe the implosion in the WC is more of a problem with mentality than ability. I don't know, I'm just not comfortable with equating the effect of training to the amount of hours spent because it seems to oversimplify things too much.
If you're to take it literally, imho Rexy was a better player (hence better trained) than LYB was during the player days, hence he could do well enough with one less hour.
The above doesn't sound very right, does it?
08-22-2007, 04:25 AM #17
Well said, wilfredlgf. I dont think training time have all that much influence in results. What is more important is the quality of the training.
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