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    Post Golds @ OG 2008 - Predictions, Expectations & Results!

    Predictions
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    Through our polls, our members predicted two golds for China and one each for Indonesia, Malaysia and Korea.

    MS - Malaysia (Lee Chong Wei)
    MD - Korea (Lee Yong-Dae & Jung Jae-Sung)
    WS - China (Xie Xingfang)
    WD - China (Yang Wei & Zhang Jiewen)
    XD - Indonesia (Nova Widianto & Liliyana Natsir)

    Er, not even one prediction came through!


    Expectations
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    Quite a few of our members believed that the competition would see a 'one-for-everyone' division of the golds:

    MS - Malaysia (Lee Chong Wei)
    MD - Korea (Lee Yong-Dae & Jung Jae-Sung)
    WS - Denmark (Tine Rasmussen)
    WD - China (Du Jing & Yu Yang)
    XD - Indonesia (Nova Widianto & Liliyana Natsir)

    Well, the politically-correct equitable distribution theory didn't pass muster


    Results
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    Well, this is where the badminton golds went at the 2008 Olympic Games:

    MS - China (Lin Dan)
    MD - Indonesia (Markis Kido & Hendra Setiawan)
    WS - China (Zhang Ning)
    WD - China (Du Jing & Yu Yang)
    XD - Korea ( Lee Yong-Dae & Lee Hyo-Jung)

    China - 3 Golds
    Indonesia - 1 Gold
    Korea - 1 Gold

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    We are all blinded by our own predictions. When you are an 'one-eyed' fan, it is easy to miss the target.

    When we get more practice, perhaps predictions will better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X Ball View Post
    We are all blinded by our own predictions. When you are an 'one-eyed' fan, it is easy to miss the target.

    When we get more practice, perhaps predictions will better.
    Does that mean you will favor another MS player in the future?

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    after months and months pf guessing who will win the gold medal in beijing OG08..finlly we are able to know the outcome and the results.

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    The results were really unexpected..

    shows how much the Olympics mean to the players, they play with their lives at stake.

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    Ah, nice wrap of the predictions, polls and results... very nice...

    alas, the badminton has come to an end, thank you to everyone for making it a memorable badminton in Olympics 2008...

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    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...&postcount=164

    the same majority who voted large fine and heavy suspension penalty for Lin Dan will also likely vote LCW as the OG MS gold winner. therefore the second most popular voted player would yield the correct prediction, ie., lin dan.
    Last edited by cooler; 08-18-2008 at 05:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X Ball View Post
    We are all blinded by our own predictions. When you are an 'one-eyed' fan, it is easy to miss the target.

    When we get more practice, perhaps predictions will better.
    Try shooting the target with both eyes open, be it archery or rifle or pistol!

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    in 2012, we will know who wins by just looking at (and not trusting) the BC votes!

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    I did select LD and ZN as champion and i am sure many people correctly selected the eventual champion as well, just that they are not the majority.

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    wel..from out of 5, I selected Dujing/YY as well as MK/HS...........all the rest are way out....

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    I selected Lin Dan and Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan as the champions.

    The rest....all wrong

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    i chose:

    LCW
    XXF
    Markis/Hendra
    YW/ZJW
    GL/ZB


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    Me got 2/5
    CY/FHF failed me miserably
    GL/ZB just humiliating
    XXF lost to Zhang ning so thats not too big of a deal

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    hehe i selected China to win everything >< XD results surprised me, but the MD was good. They came close to getting everything, if only zheng bo didn't screw up. Good play on Gao ling's part.

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    I chose:
    MS: LD
    WS: XXF
    MD: MK/HS
    WD: YW/ZJW
    XD: NW/LN

    I got 2 of 5 right . MD and MS.

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    LOL, yup, I got 1 out of 5 right too. I think very, very few of us got more than 3 right.

    MS & MD, the 2nd top most votes won gold.
    MS was only dept to have top seeds winning in that order : WR#1 gold, WR#2 silver, WR#4 bronze.
    MD was next with 1st & 2nd seeds (but WR#3) winning gold & silver, bronze winner is out of top 10, WR#13.

    The rest, havent got time to see & count.

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