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Thread: Lee Chong Wei is now No. 1
09-08-2008, 04:28 AM #103
Time Mag. may not be right all the time. BTW, which and who is right all the time. Time Mag. mentioned TH and LD names but didn't predict them as outright winner for Oly.
09-08-2008, 02:05 PM #104
A very insightful opening sentence LOL.
LCW did pretty well in the past year so he deserves the No. 1 title. Although one must realize that if LD didn't lose to CJ in AE and ABC, LD should still be No. 1. But, match-fixing or not, that's LD's own choice anyway, and he indeed benefited from it in the OG.
09-08-2008, 07:00 PM #105
Badminton players are not individual/independent players
ye333 ... I don't think it's LD own choice.
Today, participants in Badminton, (same with sports like Cycling, Formula 1 Racing, etc...) are still under the instructions from Team Managements. If they disobey the instructions given to them, they could be excluded from their teams.
Only at such time when Badminton players are individual/independent players, then they could choose what they like to do.
09-08-2008, 08:10 PM #106
09-08-2008, 08:18 PM #107
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09-08-2008, 09:33 PM #108
Tuesday September 9, 2008
Badminton: Chong Wei holds advantage to book world championships spot
By RAJES PAUL
KUALA LUMPUR: National number one Lee Chong Wei has a head start as far as qualification for next year’s World Badminton Champion-ships is concerned.
And he intends to keep the momentum going when he takes part in three back-to-back Open tournaments — Japan Open (Sept 16-21), China Masters (Sept 23-28) and Macau Open (Sept 30-Oct 5).
Chong Wei has set his sights on winning honours in the world championships, which will be held in India from Aug 10-16.
The 52-week qualifying period ends in May and the top 16 in the ranking are assured of places in the championships.
Chong Wei harboured hopes of becoming the first Malaysian world champion last year but he was beaten by Indonesian Sony Dwi Kuncoro in the third round at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
In the first tournament that offered qualifying points for the world championships, the Beijing Olympics last month, Chong Wei emerged as runner-up to China’s Lin Dan.
He moved up one rung to number one in the ranking and will be out to retain the Japan Open title.
“In order to remain at the top, I have to win the Japan Open title,” said Chong Wei after a training session at Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara yesterday.
“The qualifying period for the world championships has already begun. I want to do well in all the tournaments so that I can maintain my number one status for a long time.
“China and South Korea are not sending their best players to Tokyo. But I expect tough challenges from Indonesia and Denmark, who will have their best players there.”
Top seeded Chong Wei has in his half of the draw three Indonesians — fourth seed Taufik Hidayat, Simon Santoso and Tommy Sugiarto — and two Danes, Joachim Persson and Jan O. Jorgensen.
The other half of the draw has second seed Sony, three Chinese players — Chen Yu, Gong Weijie, Li Yu – and Dane Peter Gade-Christensen.
Chong Wei added that he was recovering from a bout of fever.
“I was down with fever on Friday but I had two days of good rest. I just slept in. But I will not let this affect my plan to do well in Japan,” he said.
Until a week ago, he had been busy attending numerous functions since winning the silver medal in the Beijing Olympics.
“I still think about the defeat by Lin Dan. He was so fast that I could not play my normal game,” he added.
“It hurts just thinking about the match. I even felt numb during the medal ceremony.”
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09-11-2008, 08:39 AM #113
a bit strange how LD hold 1st rank for more than year and just after olympics win went down to 2nd.. as seems olympic medal doesnt change much.. as if Chong Wei won
09-12-2008, 05:37 AM #114
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09-12-2008, 11:48 AM #117
Does anybody knows how the points of a player works ? Like if player X wins player Y in the first round of a tournament, then how much point will player X get ?
09-12-2008, 11:53 AM #118
nope...it been fixed...see the rank of tournament...and different point for different stage......highest is bwf tournament(olympic,wc),and then super series then grand prix gold and so on...
the highest point is champion of bwf tournament...12000(lin dan wc point12000 been replace by OG champion point)so...no change......that the reason...and last year lcw lost in quater...but this time is runner up...more 2k ++ points...
only team event count base on opponent ranking + stage
09-12-2008, 02:35 PM #119
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