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08-23-2009, 08:39 AM #35
Kyung Min Ra will be playing with Haeng Ham Lee in the 2009 Yonex Alberta tourney seeded #1.
08-23-2009, 09:37 AM #36
08-23-2009, 10:10 AM #37
08-23-2009, 10:16 AM #38
08-23-2009, 03:03 PM #39
08-23-2009, 03:19 PM #40
They may achieve the PR status but they will not become Canadians. KDM has Ph.D. and his purpose is teaching or coaching good players in badminton-strong countries. His main purpose in Canada is to learn english (his current coaching of Canadian team also has this purpose.) The great KDM doesn't want to just stay in Canada, a weak country in badminton.
IMO, the fact that mommy has decided to come back to Korea implies that daddy soon will leave the country they live in now. But I don't know where he will go; surely one of these - JPN, MAS, INA, ENG, DEN.
Last edited by narnia; 08-23-2009 at 03:23 PM.
08-23-2009, 09:46 PM #41
I didn't know KDM has a Ph.D. This is very rare for a professional badminton player and even in other sports. I could only think of arguably the greatest badminton player from the US, the late Dr David G. Freeman from California, who was a medical doctor, a neurosurgeon.
Dr Freeman was US Champion from 1939 - 1948 (no competition from 1943-1946) in MS (6 times), MD (5 times) and XD (3 times). He also won the All-England in his only try in 1949. He also scalped some great names from then Malaya in the Thomas Cup, And he also played other racket games proficiently such as tennis, squash and table-tennis.
Just wonder what KDM did for his Ph.D and did he achieve this after his retirement? Seems like sports education and the like must be a natural choice for him.
Not too good news for Canada I'm afraid, as KDM does not think Canada could benefit as much from his experience even though he has set up a badminton academy there. And all along KDM remains a patriotic Korean. And his good wife Ra would only follow him.
Since KDM is interested in polishing his English, ENG would seem to be a good place to go after Canada. At the same time he could imbibe a bit of English culture. Unless he finds Asian culture more at home, then MAS would seem a possibility as English is also used though to a less extent by players.
Good luck to KDM and his partner Ra KM.
Last edited by Loh; 08-23-2009 at 09:50 PM.
08-24-2009, 01:33 AM #42
The news of his doctoral and post-doctoral study had been mentioned before..
08-24-2009, 01:41 AM #43
08-24-2009, 05:51 AM #44
08-24-2009, 07:11 AM #45
08-24-2009, 04:51 PM #46
08-24-2009, 04:58 PM #47
Hope the best for Ra...eventhough it is sad that many old players are out of retirement....It takes a lot to play in high level tournaments...
08-24-2009, 05:09 PM #48
"The effects of athletics' over-training on the immune system, the concentration of lipid peroxide, and the revelation of anti-oxidization mRNA"
(translated from Korean by narnia)
And there are some more Korean players who have the Ph.D.:
Kim, YeonJa, who is mother of Sung, JiHyun (who last week beat Zhou Mi), teaching in Korea National Sport University.
PJB has got his Ph.D. last week
Jeon JaeYoun is about to finish her Ph.D. thesis in Sports Psychology.
And Dr. Lee JaeBok, who had taught ENG team for a while.
Last edited by narnia; 08-24-2009 at 05:22 PM.
08-24-2009, 07:38 PM #49
Lee yong dae & Ra Ku Min... for GOLD in 2012 London!!
08-25-2009, 10:44 PM #50
Go mommy Ra! I'm sure KDM would be so jealous, so he'd also come out from retirement.
08-25-2009, 10:50 PM #51
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