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    In singapore , no choice bro, without degree and working experience, u will go nowhere.. here, we got to work hard no matter at working environment or at school!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrerkiko View Post
    In singapore , no choice bro, without degree and working experience, u will go nowhere.. here, we got to work hard no matter at working environment or at school!
    Don't despair. Times have changed a bit and there are Singaporean sports people who are relatively better off than their contemporaries.

    The stress is, no matter what you do, you need to have passion and a determination to succeed, though you may receive knocks along the way.

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    [QUOTE=CLELY;1380200]All England champ Luan to spearhead S'pore badminton's revival
    by Low Lin Fhoong

    05:55 AM Mar 06, 2010


    SINGAPORE - No badminton fan will ever forget Ronald Susilo's giant feat at the 2004 Athens Olympics, where the shuttler defeated world No 1 Lin Dan in the opening round of the men's singles event.

    Nor that of women's singles ace Li Li, who brought home the Republic's first badminton gold from the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

    But there has been little cause for cheer in recent years.

    The retirement of key players such as Susilo, Kendrick Lee and women's doubles pair Jiang Yanmei and Li Yujia have hit the national side, which failed to advance beyond the group stages at the Asian qualifiers last month for the 2010 Thomas and Uber cups.

    As the squad look to rebuild, the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) have roped in a new chief singles coach, Luan Ching, to give the sport a much-needed boost. He will replace former chief coach Asep Suharno, who left the association in January to head the Vietnamese team.

    Luan Ching, 51, admitted he has a tough task during his three-year tenure here, but has set his first target: Winning a medal at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games (Oct 3-14).
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    Just to complete the story above to highlight the credentials of the new coach and his aspirations for Singapore players:

    "I must admit, in terms of technique and skill, the Singapore players are some distance from the top players ... My role here is to help raise their standard, allowing them to compete with the best internationally," said the naturalised Taiwanese on Friday.

    "I will need more time to evaluate and understand the players. The targets this year are for them to do well in the Singapore Open, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.

    "Ultimately, I hope to be able to have one of the singles players in the top 10 of the world rankings," added Luan Ching, who was a key player in China's badminton teams from 1975 to 1986.

    His honours include victories in the Thomas Cup (1982), Asian Championships (team, 1982, 1985) and All England singles (1983).

    He coached China's national shuttlers from 1988 to 1992, and has also handled the South Korean (1993-1994) and Taiwanese (1994 to 2010) teams.

    He joins a group of six national coaches (three singles, three doubles), and will head the singles coaching department, overseeing a squad of 20 players.

    The ultimate goal, according to the SBA, is for the coach and national team to deliver a medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    "We brought in Luan Ching to raise the standard and improve the performance of the players at major tournaments," said chief executive officer Edwin Pang.


    My Google search on Luan Ching's All-England success:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...gles_champions

    1983 Luan Jin defeated Morten Frost 15-2,13-15,15-4

    Note that his former English name was Luan Jin.
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