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Thread: Players' Occupations
02-05-2009, 09:17 AM #1
As I know, many players have their own occupation.
Except for China players(they are full time sportsmen), some
players have work to do.
EX. Wijaya is a pharmacist
some Denmark players are doctors (incredible!!)
Jens Eriksen is a truck driver
Bach Howard is a supermakert cashier
For Asia player, many of them go to differnet fields after retiring.
EX. Sze YU and Gong Ruina become actors
So , how about discussing this topic? what kind of occupation do you know
that badminton players do?
02-05-2009, 10:13 AM #2
some Denmark players are doctor??? Who are them??
02-05-2009, 10:24 AM #3
Hafiz is the greatest!!
He's a cop.huhu
Don't know how's he now,though.
02-05-2009, 10:26 AM #4
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02-05-2009, 11:29 AM #7
In the west, it's common for a pro to be working elsewhere in a job unrelated to badminton.
In the east, it's uncommon for a pro to be busy with anything other than badminton.
For instance, no player on China's current squad works for a living.
They play, train, play and train.
However, nearly everyone on the Denmark team works for a living.
Unless you're Peter Gade or Morten Frost, it is difficult to generate enough from badminton for the times ahead.
Here's a few others:
England's Rajiv Ouseph is a graduate in Media & Communication Studies.
However, he is now a full-time professional player.
Denmark's Thomas Laybourn is a graphic deigner.
England's Donna Kellogg holds a degree in Physical Education, Sport Science & Recreational Management.
India's Chetan Anand is an Executive Engineer with the Oil & Natural Gas Corporation. He studied Mechanical Manufacturing.
02-05-2009, 01:54 PM #8
Interesting question - raises several issues, especially here in the West.
English WS player Jill Pittard has a full time job as a calibration engineer for Landrover cars. She recently won the WS title at the English National Championships
02-05-2009, 08:11 PM #9
If I'm not mistaken, Boonsak is a law student. Don't know has he graduated, he might become a future lawyer
02-05-2009, 09:49 PM #10
02-05-2009, 10:59 PM #11
I'm not too sure how PRO australian badminton players are, but if they made into some olympic events, then i guess they're pretty pro.
their occupations listed here
02-05-2009, 11:07 PM #12
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02-06-2009, 12:33 AM #17
I don't even know that we had these players in our community.
Ronaldo,kaka,Messi,Berbatov, try to beat that!
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