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01-19-2009, 05:33 AM #35
01-19-2009, 05:48 AM #36
The bad news for Singaporean badminton players is that the top two - Ronald Susilo and Kendrick Lee - have all but hung up their racquets.
The good news for Singaporean badminton players is that the top tier is now vacant - the current second-rung is hardly champion material.
So, Singaporean youngsters out there... get cracking!
07-18-2010, 07:43 AM #37
I'm currently writing my dissertation on a study on the effects of the Foreign Sports Talents scheme on Badminton in Singapore.
Please could you help me to fill out a survey at the following webpage:
Thank you very much for your help!
P.S. It'll be great if you could pass this on to your family and friends as well. Thank you once again!!!
07-18-2010, 08:12 AM #38
Ok. Done. Hope you are successful in increasing the standards of local. All da best.
Last edited by extremenanopowe; 07-18-2010 at 08:17 AM.
07-18-2010, 10:36 AM #39
Cantona recently gave his opinion on the Decline of English Football.
Does the same apply to Singapore?
Not exactly apples and apples. but close enough to compare
10-08-2010, 05:49 AM #40
Derek Wong seems to be okay. He will probably not make it to the top level but he has potential to be a slight threat. See whether he improves or not. Ashton Chen is another one.
10-10-2010, 11:59 PM #41
However, it depends on how seriously both DW and AC want to become true professionals. Training is tough and the immediate incentives are relatively negligible unless they win big tournaments. There are other distractions and most young people still choose the easier 'paper qualifications' route to carve out their careers. But if they can make it as badminton champions and become household names, then all their effort will be well worth it! For how many can achieve this? Go, ask Datuk LCW whether it has been a fantastic journey for him.
So for DW and AC they must believe and have self-motivation to climb the road to success.
10-11-2010, 12:20 AM #42
Maybe Singapore needs to inverse the process. Send the promising players from Singapore for extended periods to play and learn in other countries. This has worked wonders in many instances. Many players from India for instance (Padukone, Gopichand, etc) spent extended periods of time in Denmark, training hard with their top coaches, and their standards improved tremendously as a result.
10-11-2010, 05:09 AM #43
If Spore were to adopt your suggestion, I believe it will be done nearer home in China and Indonesia, since our badminton links with these powerhouses have been close in terms of our coaches and players. It seems to me that our SBA will be more than happy to support talented players, especially those local born who can make the grade. From time to time, some of our selected players spend brief training stints in these countries.
10-11-2010, 05:43 AM #44
10-11-2010, 10:44 AM #45
I also sometimes wonder if the lack of long-term commitment to the game (on the part of the player) has anything to do with the fact that players from Singapore would in general tend to be more well-off (financially/materially etc) and find that the sport cannot help sustain their lifestyle with the kind of results they obtain. This is just a thought -- I could be completely wrong, though!
10-11-2010, 11:04 AM #46
My view is there is no physical power to push them to the next level. There have been coaches many years back but still it is not working. The other combination is also how much hardship can they take. If you see the imported players, they have been through that 'pain' and exposure cycle to consistently mix and play with the best since young.
Not to discredit the locals, its just the 'mass' which is not enough. Can't say much for denmark though.
10-11-2010, 11:25 AM #47
Some good news from CWG2010...
Chayut/Yao Lei from Singapore beat Clark/Oliver(England) 19-21, 21-8, 21-12.
England have been traditionally strong in doubles.
10-11-2010, 11:37 PM #48
With more incentives and sponsorships and the government's ambition to make Spore an international/regional sports hub, things are changing a bit but the sole sports school that we now have is insufficient to produce the numbers. Therefore there are now other institutions or academies being set up to augment the sports school.
10-11-2010, 11:42 PM #49
10-12-2010, 01:13 AM #50
"City states" like Singapore and Hong Kong, by the very nature of their extreme urbanization, can never be strong in sports because of the lack of depth and diversity of its people. It is more like an office working environment where the sole driving need is to earn a good living. This allows little time for serious sports. Soccer is a classic example, with both the game in Singapore and Hong Kong becoming a real joke. At least HK is not disqualified from the Asian Soccer Federation but Singapore has been removed from it because of its domestic league being too "foreign".
That is why both HK and Singapore are forced to import foreign players, more for PA reasons rather than effectively building up a strong and permanent sporting culture. Such imports will continue because locals will not be effective permanent replacements.
10-12-2010, 02:43 AM #51
First animated movie for Lucasfilm
Sorry wrong thread.
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