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09-24-2010, 02:28 AM #1
Martial status affecting achievement for baddy players??
Guys and girls,
Years ago i met an old man at a baddy court, and he told me that for years he observed and concluded that once a badminton player got married their achievement on the court will go down hill. He named many MS players (which i cant remember now) and went on about the time of the marriage and the last time of them getting their hands on a thropy.
Is this true or just an old man myth??
09-24-2010, 02:38 AM #2
Perhaps by the time they got married, they were already in their mid 30's to 40's in age?
09-24-2010, 02:54 AM #3
Im sure age is an important factor.
But many of them got married in their 20s as well. That old man also pointed out that those who did not get married can still perform well even they are actually older than those who got married.
Im guessing, there can also be many extra commitments thay they have to do beside badminton.
09-24-2010, 02:59 AM #4
I suppose once married, they'll need a stable job for stable income, for family or home expenses etc.
So, badminton becomes less of a career...
09-24-2010, 03:04 AM #5
09-24-2010, 03:38 AM #6
Wow... there goes my theory!
But still, in China famous top notch badminton players are like celebrities/rock stars in Western countries. Much like famous soccer players in England. Along with endorsements and such, I'm sure they don't have to take up another career just to make a living like in Canada for example.
Last edited by visor; 09-24-2010 at 03:43 AM.
09-24-2010, 09:51 AM #7
I think Peter Gade is married as well ...
09-24-2010, 09:58 AM #8
09-24-2010, 10:53 AM #9
OK CY/FHF is a proof myth is not proven, any other example?
For PG is actually one of the prrof that the myth is correct
09-24-2010, 12:24 PM #10
But having said that, PG is still amazingly ranked in top 10 given his grand uncle status.
12-18-2010, 05:42 AM #11
3 months has passed since we have this thread, and guess what LD is married. Will this be the start of his downfall???
12-18-2010, 06:24 AM #12
If he is new to this relationship, maybe but he has been with XXF for years. I doubt that's gonna affect him in anyway, some say that they are only registered and the wedding ceremony will be right after the Olympics in 2012.
12-18-2010, 06:47 AM #13
In Asian culture, although they are registered, some still dont stay together or live as husband & wife until after the wedding ceremony. Some it's because they havent done the religious rites, thus not considered husband & wife in terms of religion.
So, LD & XXF...
12-18-2010, 11:19 AM #14
Icleing, you are smart this time and I concur with you...that fellow has been with XXF for 7 long years (yawn) and he probably has done the deeds so many times that just being married would not wear him out
Eagle....don't know if LD/XXF are religious or what-nots...don't need to live together as hubby and wife lah, this is not Mao's China LD follow army rules, salute
12-27-2010, 11:09 PM #15
12-27-2010, 11:29 PM #16
Martial or Marital status?
12-28-2010, 06:55 AM #17
Marital it is
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