Chen Long ( 谌龙 )

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  1. Harish Reddy M

    Harish Reddy M Regular Member

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    Yeah, I saw it here just now.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING NEWS BWF awards Olympic and defending world champion Chen Long (CHN) a wild card for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/2017BWC?src=hash">#2017BWC</a> <a href="https://t.co/q9D9siIC3L">pic.twitter.com/q9D9siIC3L</a></p>&mdash; Badminton Europe (@EuropeBEC) <a href="">May 4, 2017</a></blockquote>
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  2. syntaxerror

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    Best scenario for everyone - Tian Houwei no need to sacrifice hard fought spot, Chen Long gets to defend title.
     
  3. Justin L

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    If true, kudos to BWF for showing acumen and courage, simply doing what is right and for the best of world badminton, benefiting the organizer, fans globally, and the sponsors, in the spirit of the World Championships and serving to promote the sport by having all the best of the best competing for the world title. Excellent. Keep it up, BWF !
     
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  4. Justin L

    Justin L Regular Member

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    Why is it first made known through twitter, what about BWF's official announcement, or at least from CBA, the concerned party ?
     
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    Congratulations to all the Chinese Fans Squad here

    A Big Cheers for the Wild Card given to Chen Long who failed to get into Top 8 for some reasons.

    Justin L was right, BWF will give their 'wild card' to Chen Long.
     
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    Wow congrats to Tian Houwei for going to Glasgow.
     
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    Its a national holiday there today.. May 4th Youth Day.
    That's why nothing from CBA?
     
  8. Justin L

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    For me, this is not so good news. CL is not LD.
     
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    hope this is not a syntax error.
     
  11. Justin L

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    What matters is Chen Long is the reigning and defending Champion three times over, twice World Champion, and once Olympic Champion, the last three years in succession.

    You don't expect BWF to state the rule or justification as, only someone like Lin Dan is entitled to wild card entry to the World Championships, do you ? What counts is the results and merits of the player concerned, objectively and considering the big picture, not any special privilege based on personality alone.

    Frankly, for me, just the reigning WC alone is enough to have the defending champion deserving of a wild card entry, i.e. automatic qualification.

    I earnestly hope BWF institute such a new rule to give automatic qualification to the reigning WC or previous year's OG champion as there's no WC in the OG year, i.e. the year before, and have done with the need for such consideration and debates every time a similar situation arises.
     
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    If it is true, BWF setting a bad precedent....again.
    Then no defending champions will attempt to qualify the proper way.
     
  13. Justin L

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    It was first reported on twitter which gives rise to rumours until officially confirmed by BWF. The Chinese reporter was quick to jump on it, adding details to come later.
     
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    Excellent news
     
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    On the contrary, it's definitely very good precedent, BWF earns my utmost respect and admiration.

    Instead, it'd be very bad precedent to force an MA to make their own internal arrangement, sacrificing one of their qualified players, if BWF failed to treat every single player on his or her own merits and award the wild card entry accordingly.

    On principle,I will argue the same for any player of any nationality or MA.

    Now, I seriously hoped Tai Tzu Ying will reconsider her decision to skip the Glasgow WC.
     
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    Even if he is not awarded WC, CBA will definitely do. In that case with the expense of Tian Houwei .
    But, Tian played really well @China Masters.
    Personal feelings is secondary. He is the defending champion. This is common sense to think that defending champion to be part of this year's championships.

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    Straight from BWF: http://bwfbadminton.com/2017/05/04/chen-long-gets-worlds-wild-card/

     
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    YES, it's been officially confirmed by BWF !
     
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    Exactly. And it's precisely the results which have been lacking in the last few months, which is the reason why he did not qualify in the first place.

    But it's always the same: Money talks! BWF knows that a possible LCW vs CL or LD vs CL match will attract more viewers than any other match in the MS category. They don't care about rules. It was the same when they gave LD a wildcard in 2013. (Yes, he kind of deserved it because he won it and proved that he was the best in that week, but morally and in terms of rules it was just not justified, IMO).
     
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    When Lin Dan was awarded with his wild card, it was based more on his legendary accomplishments and commercial value. His performance level at that time was uncertain. That wild card was more ceremonial than substantial.

    Chen Long, in addition to being a 2-time depending World Champion and reigning Olympic Champion, was a Top 10 player on the eligibility date. He further confirmed his supremacy with a win at the BAC. There is no question that a proper World Championship should include Chen Long as one of the contestants.
     

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