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Thread: Tine Baun (Tine Rasmussen)
06-17-2008, 08:32 AM #18
I hope Tine wins the Olympic gold in Beijing. That way, badminton will be noticed again by the non-Asians and thus won't be dropped from the Olympics in 2016...
06-17-2008, 08:38 AM #19
during SO, tine touched her heels with right hand and wiped her face with left hand.
and she shook hand with her opponent, umpire and service judge with right hand.
i observed this during SO. i was waiting for her to wipe her face with right hand and touch heel with left, but that didnt happened. hehe
i enjoyed watching her play during SO. Someone to look out for in WS
06-17-2008, 08:39 AM #20
During the Semifinals in Singapore Open against Wong Mew Choo the firepower was obvious.
WMC is no match for that kind of firepower...she can pick up the smash once a while......but WMC cannot reply the canon with canon....it's like she absorbed the canon bombardment and using her peashooter to reply at Tine.
06-17-2008, 08:41 AM #21
06-17-2008, 08:41 AM #22
Yes she has good smashing power and she has strong counter attack too. Definately a medal contender for the coming Olympics. Agreed that Malaysian Single player should learn something from her. WMC may be good but i think Tine has an upper edge. She has great speed and power. Just within one year she is being noticed. what her secret.
06-17-2008, 08:43 AM #23
06-17-2008, 08:45 AM #24
But for European players, sometimes returning from injury makes you stronger. Gade himself just returned from 2 broken ribs, and immediately beat Asian Champ PSH at the Thomas Cup.
06-17-2008, 08:50 AM #25
06-17-2008, 08:52 AM #26
06-17-2008, 08:59 AM #27
next camilia martin in making perhaps??
06-17-2008, 09:22 AM #28
06-19-2008, 08:13 AM #29
what happened to her yesterday at the inda open?
06-19-2008, 10:01 AM #30
06-20-2008, 03:16 AM #31
06-20-2008, 03:41 AM #32
06-20-2008, 03:46 AM #33
06-20-2008, 07:20 AM #34
Tine Rasmussen wins Singapore Open 2008
She has been competing in Singapore many times before but this year's Aviva Open Singapore 2008 must be her best as she was crowned champion against another frequent and formidable visitor Zhou Mi, who hitherto played under China but now represents Hong Kong. Zhou Mi herself won in 2002.
Tine Rasmussen has had her tough times here too as on one occasion a few years ago, she was wheeled away for an Achilles tendon injury. I could remember she was in great pain and in tears and she was absent for some time before she took part again in major tournaments. Her heel is still bandaged (see enlarged pic) during this SO to prevent another occurrence.
Tine, seeded #2 in this SS, was in great form and devasted all her opponents in straight games:
R1 v Sortja Chansrisukot 21-12, 21-10 (25 min)
R2 v Anna Rice 21-6, 21-4 (23)
QF v Xing Aiying 21-13, 21-11 (31)
SF v Wong Mew Choo (#4) 21-10, 22-20 (35)
F v Zhou Mi (#5) 21-19, 21-17 (36)
Tine optimized her reach, height and power to great effect. Clears and lifts that were too short and lacked depth were often put down quickly. Tine's cross court shots were fast and powerful and she often sent shots to the deep corners which caught her opponents many times and forced them to make weak returns. Even the strong and relatively tall Zhou Mi found difficulty in handling Tine's power.
As one BC member has observed, Tine has a unique ritual of touching the soles of both her shoes after a few rallies. Will this ritual bring her luck again at the forth-coming Beijing Olympics?
After all she is one Great White Dane whom many think can puncture the Great Wall of China. Hopefully her form will reach its peak during the Olympics, barring unexpected injuries. And I hope Tine could smile more in the court.
Last edited by Loh; 06-20-2008 at 07:26 AM.
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