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11-29-2010, 09:18 AM #1
What are the differences between European and Asian badminton superpower?
There are not much differences between European and Asian Shuttles, those superpowers are not lack in term of Badminton skills, physical, technics, understanding etc...
But Asians are obviously dominating through out the Badminton history. What are the main reasons behind this phenomenal of Asian invasion. Please share...
11-29-2010, 09:27 AM #2
11-29-2010, 09:29 AM #3
In term of achievements
11-29-2010, 09:42 AM #4
BWF World Rankings tell the story
In terms of achievements, only Denmark is able match up with Asian top 4 Badminton nations, namely China, Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Have a read of our BWF World Rankings, found located at;
11-29-2010, 09:47 AM #5
popularity... sponsorship... govt support... etc...
11-29-2010, 09:48 AM #6
11-29-2010, 10:52 AM #7
i think in asia beside football, baddy is very popular
whereas in europe beside football, there are still many popular sports.
11-29-2010, 12:47 PM #8
There is no govt funding, no quality training partners, expenses (coaching fee, court fee, even the birds are pricy here, etc) are higher than the rewards or winnings from badminton, and Asian domination does not help...so better of play soccer in Europe and South America, football, ice hockey, baseball, basketball in North America where the paycheck is huge...even swimming, darts, curling, beach volleyball, pole dancing (is this a sport?) pays more than badminton where most players are guaranteed to get some form of joint injury when the players retire and unless the name is PG, pro players need a second job when their services to their nation are no longer welcomed.
Last edited by OneToughBirdie; 11-29-2010 at 12:57 PM.
11-29-2010, 09:06 PM #9
even your underwear will be paid.
the first player i admire most was morten frost,
he must have tons of passion for baddy.
in fact team sports is more popular until today in europe or america
and baddy, sad to say, will continue to be the same.
unless some magic happens. lol
btw, i wonder what is their past time for sports after when they are 30 - 35 yr old?
for team sport i don't think they continue after they reach that age.
maybe pot bellie sports, poker, golf, bowling, fishing, darts...
11-30-2010, 02:50 AM #10
What about playing style? What do you guys think?
11-30-2010, 03:08 AM #11
11-30-2010, 03:10 AM #12
12-17-2010, 03:02 PM #13
I think it's just a cycle. Dominating countries changes periodically. European (mainly Denmark) used to dominate at one time with Peter Gade in late 90's, and Denmark MD JE/ML was the power house in 2006 I believe. It's only a matter of time that there'll be a raising star from the European countries.
But I think that other countries are suffering is do to gene pool. In Asia, there's many top level shuttlers thus give great sparing partner, or motivation to to surpass.
12-18-2010, 01:50 AM #14
12-18-2010, 02:45 AM #15
if we talk about thomas cup or uber cup, its a team event,
a team must consists of many world class beater inside.
as for the european i think they will not even come close to this,
one or two players emerged from these countries maybe possible
definitely not for a team event.
even other asian countries like india or even malaysia finds it hard year after year.
the domination by china is too strong for many year to come followed by indonesia.
as for malaysia who has won many times in the past is currently facing very strong contender like korea and japan.
12-18-2010, 03:43 AM #16
12-18-2010, 03:51 AM #17
Past winners of the Thomas Cup
And for the Thomas Cup, here are the past winners;
* INA.........13 times
* CHN.........8 times
* MAS.........5 times
DEN were often close to win once. They were 8 times runners-up.
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