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Thread: European future?
08-10-2008, 09:04 PM #18
go go olga go go!
08-14-2008, 10:06 AM #19
After this Olympics, I guess many European players will retire. And I mean, many of them are those whose names I often see in many SS tournaments. Especially Denmark players.
DEN MD uncles, Peter Gade, and Kenneth. They're all above 30 already.
08-14-2008, 08:37 PM #20
yea lots of top denmark players are hitting their 30's or above.
Tine should have partnered doubles with Camilla before she retired.
They could have been a good pair!
But anyway, Denmark need to 'polish' some new youngters.
08-14-2008, 08:41 PM #21
Will Kamilla juhl start looking for a new partner for XD? she is only 24 (25 in november) and his current partner thomas is 30.
They sure almost upset the 3rd seed indonesians
21-17 , 15-21 , 21-17
08-14-2008, 10:24 PM #22
Well, the only young Dane shuttlers I know are... Boe/Mogensen, Jan O. Jorgensen, Rune Ulsing, and... I forget the rests.
Sigh, why doesn't Roman Abramovich invest more to Russian badminton?
08-15-2008, 12:49 AM #23
08-15-2008, 08:44 PM #24
08-15-2008, 11:09 PM #25
i think poland had shown promise. that mateusiak guy was quite good.
08-15-2008, 11:12 PM #26
08-16-2008, 12:28 AM #27
Badminton Europe's future needs more funding! Especially for prize money in tournaments and training + travelling funds... Without enough money [Euros] not enough young people want to choose Badminton as their career occupation of choice...
Forget the government support. They are hopeless! Get the private sector to be involved. A possible jump-start can be: involving the Euro billionarres.... imagine:
Roman Abramnovich investing in Russian Badminton
Richard Branson [Virgin Record owner] investing in English Badminton
Kjeld Kristiansen [Lego owner] investing more in Denmark Badminton
Ingvar Kamprad [IKEA owner] investing more in Swedish Badminton
Last edited by Krisna; 08-16-2008 at 12:36 AM.
08-16-2008, 12:58 AM #28
08-16-2008, 09:49 PM #29
08-16-2008, 10:35 PM #30
as much as i would like the rich bastards above to sponsor/invest in badminton, i just dont see a chance of that happening at all >.<
speaking of prize money, which tournament offers the highest prize money? the All England Open?
08-18-2008, 07:27 AM #31
Well this sounds good
What's more worrisome for Europeans is that most of the real competitors from the Europe are over 30, including 31-year-old Peter Gade from Denmark in men's singles, 38-year-old Jen Eriksen from Denmark in men's doubles, 31-year-old Gail Emms from Britain in mixed doubles, who all announced their impending retirement in one or two years.
On the contrary, men's singles champion Lin Dan from China, men's doubles champions Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan from Indonesia are still at their prime age, while women's doubles champions Du Jing and Yu Yang from China, mixed doubles champion Lee Yong-dae from South Korea are just up-and-coming, and set to dominate their respective events for a couple of years.
It is encouraging that some players from other European countries are fledging on the support of the three training centers sponsored by the BWF, among whom Olga Konon from Belarus and Kestutis Navickas from Lithuania had drastically increased their world rankings after the training, and reached the round of 16 in women's singles and men's singles surprisingly.
The BWF is considering more investment on a four-year training program, hosting a two-week-long camp four times a year for athletes from developing and less developed countries to obtain a high level training, According to Roger Johansson, Development Committee Chairman of the BWF.
"This time we have brought players from 50 NOCs, and the next goal is medals in London," said Johansson, hoping that the players trained at the centers could make some breakthrough at the next Olympics.
08-18-2008, 07:28 AM #32
LTU - Lithuania
Date of Birth:Mar 25 1986Height(cm/ft in):166cm / 5'5"Gender:FemaleWeight(kg/lbs):56 kg / 123 lbs Place of Birth:Taurage (Lithuania)Residence:Kaunas (Lithuania)Sport:Badminton Event(s):Women's Singles
Last edited by metalmon1188; 08-18-2008 at 07:31 AM.
08-18-2008, 09:42 AM #33
She's pretty. Haven't seen her playing, tho.
08-18-2008, 12:39 PM #34
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