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Thread: Lee Chong Wei is now No. 1
11-16-2008, 12:48 AM #205
blame it on the boleh fans!!
Badminton: Chong Wei bogged down by pressure
By K.M. Boopathy
THE pressure of being the No 1 badminton player in the world is getting to Lee Chong Wei. This is in coach Misbun Sidek's post-mortem report to Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
Ismail Sabri had directed coaches to conduct regular post-mortems on their players' performances after international competitions. And Chong Wei's report was the first the sports minister received.
The report covered Chong Wei's declining performances in the Japan and Macau Opens in September and the French Open three weeks ago.
Misbun said the main reason for Chong Wei's defeats to Indonesian Taufik Hidayat twice, in Macau and France, and to Sony Dwi Kuncoro (Japan), also from Indonesia, was due to the pressure of being the World No 1.
"I have asked the associations to focus on regular post-mortems on all athletes, irrespective of whether they win or lose," said said Ismail Sabri in Putrajaya yesterday.
"I'm glad the first report has come from Misbun on Chong Wei's performance.
"We are obviously concerned about Chong Wei's defeats to Taufik and Sony. Pressure of being the World No 1 and maintaining the position have been identified as the main reasons, but we have taken measures to overcome the problem.
"Taufik is more relaxed but as the No 1, Chong Wei is in a must-win situation and this probably made things difficult.
"He must be stronger mentally and approach the coming China Open (beginning Tuesday) and the Hong Kong Open (Nov 25-30) more relaxed. The opposition will be tougher there.
"As for the post-mortems, I have not set deadlines but now I think I must as the other associations (besides the BA of Malaysia) have not even submitted their Olympic reports."
Chong Wei's request to have a psychologist with him had been granted by the National Sports Institute (NSI) and Fred Tan travelled with him to the French Open. Tan will be available for the China and Hong Kong Opens.
Ismail Sabri said he will ensure that the psychologist is not just provided on an ad hoc basis but will be available full time to help Chong Wei.
Chong Wei, the top seed in China, is looking forward to reaching the final in China and Hong Kong where he will resume his rivalry with China's World No 2 Lin Dan who will be playing in his first tournament since winning Olympic gold in Beijing in August.
11-16-2008, 01:06 AM #206
dont worry, im sure he will be back in his wonderful and great form again!
11-16-2008, 03:20 AM #207
blame on Boleh fans?????? That's the Malaysia Sports Minister who wanted the report. Dont win title, get banging from Sports Minister, NSC DIrector that's how it is.
11-16-2008, 06:27 AM #208
LCW's fans will always support him and will always cheer for him
Lee Chong Wei bogged down by pressure from his fans ???
His fans will always support him and will always cheer for him ... whether he's winning or losing. Otherwise, they won't be called his fans no more.
Just from this thread, we can identify who are his fans, and who not.
11-16-2008, 06:34 AM #209
Good to see LCW getting a psychologist as he very much needs one.
His mentality is not at the best shape right now..
Hope he does well in China Open in a few days.
11-16-2008, 08:32 AM #210
I feel sorry for LCW that Fred the shrink has messed him up so LCW now needs Fred like a crutch whilst Fred's getting extra paid holidays.That's not what a psychologist is supposed to do.A psychologist is supposed to work on a client to help him solve or reduce his problem so he can be independent. If the client ends up insecure without the psychologist, it probably means the shrink is not effective in doing his job or is past his usefulness in solving the problem.It means it's time to look for a second opinion and proper sports psychologist.
I'm reminded of what I read recently of Ted Turner's shrinks. He said the first one he saw diagnosed him as 'bipolar' and prescribed him drugs.After a while when it didn't work, he was lucid enough to go for a second opinion and his second shrink said he's not 'bipolar' and dumped his pills.He has not been 'bipolar' since.
When an 'expert' does not solve your problem after some time,it's important to be objective and explore alternatives.
What LCW needs is a better psychologist because a lesser one is dangerous for he can do damage in the long run.
11-23-2008, 08:04 AM #211
He is good. But LD is extremely better.
Give no fight.
World's No. 1??
11-23-2008, 11:47 AM #212
Anyone know how much closer LD gets by beating LCW today?
11-23-2008, 08:29 PM #213
11-24-2008, 12:39 AM #214
LD still the No. 1 for me.
LCW is still lack of mentality strength.
11-24-2008, 01:20 AM #215
LCW had become way too careful with his game these days..
He did not take the risk to go all out attacking, unlike LD
I think most top players by now have already figured that LCW
can only return the shuttle to the front of the net when defending..
As evident, Taufik also pounded LCW so many times in front
of the net after a defensive return...
And I noticed LCW's smashes are no longer as deadly compared few years
back... He definitely had lost his touch....
I suggest LCW stop defending instead go all out to smash!
BRING BACK THE SIGNATURE CROSS COURT SMASH......
11-24-2008, 02:05 AM #216
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11-24-2008, 04:25 PM #219
which ratings are right now?)
11-24-2008, 05:03 PM #220
I cant understand - if LD and LCW are 2 greatest players now, and LD was 3 months out, why did LCW not win some tournament within this time??
11-24-2008, 07:53 PM #221
The World Best Ranked Player vs The World Best Performance Player
Perhaps LCW is not under pressure to get more World Ranking points.
Regarding to the subject of The World Best Ranked Player vs The World Best Performance Player, perhaps we should get more BCers to play Sandy's PAW Games here at Badminton Central. It is actually set up similar to BWF's ranking points.
In our PAW Games ... No matter how good you are in picking winners, if you seldom play, you will find yourself be ranked lower than players who play regularly.
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