Chinese Badminton

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  1. CLELY

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    Bingo! China BA boast the perfect counterpart for Misbun
    Tuesday, 12 May 2020

    https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/ba...a-ba-boast-the-perfect-counterpart-for-misbun

    PETALING JAYA: They did not face off on court but two badminton legends – Malaysia’s Datuk Misbun Sidek (pic) and China’s Tian Bingyi – are set to battle it out again but away from the courts.

    Misbun, 60, was appointed as the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) national junior development director in February, while Bingyi, 57, had reportedly took charge as the head coach of the China’s youth side earlier this month.

    Bingyi, best known for his formidable partnership with Li Yongbo that claimed two men’s doubles world titles in 1987 and 1989, had previously served the China BA from 1992-2017.

    Bingyi, also a three-time Thomas Cup winner, was the deputy head coach to Yongbo since 1997 before following the latter to step down three years ago.

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    The China BA’s latest recruitment reflected their seriousness in reviving their status as the world No. 1 badminton superpower, threatened by Japan in recent years.

    The massive shake-up of their coaching set-up has begun a month after their worst-ever performance at the World Championships in Basel last year.

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    Here is the CYF vs Liu Zeqing match with He Bingjiao commentating as a quest.

     
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    This news article : https://sports.sina.com.cn/others/badmin/2020-06-22/doc-iirczymk8266268.shtml reported China WS squad face tough challenge to reach biggest target in Tokyo OG, standing at highest podium : gold medal.
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    Nine players in total : Chen Yufei, He Bingjiao, Wang Zhiyi, Han Yue, Cai Yanyan, Zhang Yiman, Gao Fangjie, Zhou Meng, Wei Yaxin under the guidance of Luo Yigang as CBA WS headcoach.
    A string of major opponents in top 10 rank with various style of play : Tai Tzu Ying, Carolina Marin, P.V. Sindhu, Ratchanok Intanon, Japan twin stars Nozomi Okuhara-Akane Yamaguchi and Korean prodigy An Se Young.

    *It's still long way to go for the back-ups to catch up foreign top echelon shuttlers.
     
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    China sets sights on regaining women's Olympic badminton title at Tokyo 2020
    By Dan Palmer - Sunday, 21 June 2020
    https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1095511/china-womens-badminton-gold-tokyo-2020

    China's national badminton coach Luo Yigang has made regaining the Olympic title in women's singles a priority as the sport's powerhouse nation prepares for the re-arranged Tokyo 2020 Games.
    Chinese women struck gold at four consecutive Olympics between 2000 and 2012 but Spain's Carolina Marín broke their dominance by taking home the Rio 2016 title.
    World number two Chen Yufei is the big Tokyo hope for China, while world number eight He Bingjiao could also be a threat.
    "I have to say it will be highly competitive in the women's singles in Tokyo," said Luo, as reported by Xinhua.
    "Each top 10 player has a chance to win the title.
    "Our goal is also the gold medal.
    "Chen won seven World Tour titles in 2019, including the Finals in December and the All England Open in March.
    "She has become a more experienced player after steady performances throughout the whole year."

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    Let me try to identify the CHN WS, from left to right (standing next to chief coach,Luo Yigang, second from left):- Han Yue, Zhang Yiman, Chen Yufei, Wang Zhiyi, Gao Fangjie, (can't make out who she is, Ji Shuting or Wei Yaxin?), Cai Yanyan, He Bingjiao, Zhou Meng(? not very sure).

    Anyone can help with the two I'm not sure of?
     
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    It's Wei Yaxin, Ji Shuting has tomboyish look, if I'm not mistaken:D
    Yup, Zhou Meng stands beside He BJ.
     
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    An interesting article which describes CHN MS player towards Tokyo 2020 and beyond following Lin Dan's retirement : https://sports.sina.com.cn/others/badmin/2020-07-05/doc-iircuyvk2030632.shtml

    A Farewell to Lin Dan's era, Who Will Carry CHN MS flag?

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    As a defending champion, Chen Long is surely a strong contender for the Tokyo Olympics men's singles gold medal. The other side of the problem is Chen has no leadership figure and dependable character.

    Young Shi Yuqi can be regarded as the future star of CBA. At the Tokyo Olympics, he still has a year to play, and he still needs to polish his skill and experience. Fortunately, due to Tokyo 2020 postponement, he has a lot of time to adjust and recover from the injury.

    On the other hand, Shi Yuqi at this time is probably under a lot of pressure. After all, the halo of his predecessor is too dazzling. Today, Shi Yuqi has taken more responsibilities gradually within the team, but whether he can grow into China leading man in the future depends on his improvement and desire, as well as the polishing of coaching team.

    Moreover, the pattern that must be faced by CHN men's singles is much more complicated than four years ago. At homeground advantage, Kento Momota is the undoubtedly MS King in the current badminton world. Viktor Axelsen is in good shape and becomes a strong contender too for the Tokyo Olympics gold medal.

    It must be unrealistic picture to expect Chen Long, born in 1989, to remain competitive after the Tokyo Olympics. Now, it seems that the names behind Chen Long and Shi Yuqi: Zhao Junpeng, Lu Guangzu, Huang Yuxiang, have not yet shown their qualities among the top players.

    So after Tokyo 2020 completed, there is no alternative available. If Shi Yuqi fails to grow as expected, then the next Olympic cycle will be the real headache for Guo Yu. For this reason, current CHN men's singles also should think about the future of Paris 2024.

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    The article underscores China is lack of talented MS players, only Shi YQ becomes their sole hope to shine in international badminton scene. Chen Long will be 32 years old next year, on declining mode inevitably meanwhile those three names which mentioned above are miles away from top level standard.
     
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    According to this article https://sports.sina.com.cn/others/badmin/2020-07-05/doc-iirczymm0551007.shtml, CBA on Saturday,4th July ,held an internal competition among some of their national players at Chengdu, Sichuan province, which was actually telecast live on the Internet.

    The results as follows:-

    WS1 : Chen Yufei won 2:0, 21-18, 21-14 vs He Bingjiao;

    WD1 : Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan won 2:1, 21-16, (G2, score unknown but won by the opponents who forced the decider), 21-12 against Liu Xuanxuan/Xia Yuting ;

    WS2: Wang Zhiyi prevailed over Han Yue in two straight sets, 21-15, 21-19;

    WD2 : Du Yue/Huang Yaqiong beat Zheng Yu/Li Wenmei by 2:0, 21-19, 21-15;

    MS1 : Lei Lanxi defeated Liu Haichao 2:0, 21-17, 21-15;

    MS2 : Li Shifeng triumphed over Wen Hongyang also in two straight sets by the score of 21-19 and 21-15;

    MD1 ; Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen survived a close three-setter against Liu Cheng/Huang Kaixiang, 19-21. 16-21, 22-20;

    MD2 ; He Jiting/Tan Qiang after barely taking G1 by 22-20, then went on to run away with G2, 21-9, against Wang Chang/Di Zijian.

    There were no mixed doubles matches played. If any of you has come across the matches on youtube or anywhere, kindly post the links here. Thank you.
     
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    The great 5
    Monday, 06 Jul 2020
    https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/badminton/2020/07/06/the-great-5

    The retirement of badminton legend Lin Dan leaves China without a ready replacement to take over as conqueror of the world. The country has been blessed with many unforgettable players who ruled through the decades, ever since it came out of its self-imposed isolation in 1992. Here’s a look at some of the best Chinese players to have graced the world’s courts.

    Han Jian
    He was one of the world’s leading players in the 80s, when China first came out of isolation to join the rest of the world in badminton. He played alongside Morten Frost (Denmark), Liem Swie King (Indonesia) and Prakash Padukone (India). Han Jian was known for his cool and steady play, conforming to the typical game of long rallies at that time. He became the first Chinese world champion shuttler for men’s singles with his win over Frost in the 1985 World Badminton Championships in Calgary. He also won two golds in team and individual men’s singles at the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi. He was also in the Chinese Thomas Cup team that took part– and won the trophy– for the first time in 1982. He was also the winner in 1979 in the world championships organised by World Badminton Federation (WBF), the rival of the current parent organisation Badminton World Federation (BWF).

    Yang Yang
    He was the first badminton player to claim back-to-back World Badminton Championships men’s singles titles in 1987 and 1989). That outstanding record will remain for another 18 years until countryman Lin Dan retained his world title in Kuala Lumpur in 2007. Known for his quick footwork, great agility and coolness under pressure, Yang Yang won the men’s singles gold medal when badminton was a demonstration sport at the 1988 Summer Olympics. A player of short stature, he was known for his boundless energy and his deadly jumping smashes. He was instrumental in China’s consecutive Thomas Cup titles in 1986,1988, and 1990. In 1992, he coached the Malaysian team that won the Thomas Cup again after 25 years.

    Zhao Jianhua
    Like Yang Yang, Zhao Jianhua was another exceptionally talented left-handed player. The “Clown Prince” kept China’s winning tradition intact by winning the 1991 World Badminton Championships men’s singles title, beating Indonesia’s Alan Budikusuma in the final. He is one of the few players to have won consecutive Asian Games men’s singles title in 1986 and 1990, defeating his brilliant compatriot Yang Yang in the final on both occasions. Zhao Jianhua was known for his hard to predict jumping smashes. He was one of the “four heavenly Kings” of the time, the others being fellow Chinese Yang Yang, Indonesia’s Icuk Sugiarto and Denmark’s Morten Frost.

    Xia Xuanze
    He was one of the leading singles players to come from China from the late 90s to the first few years of the 21st century. Xia Xuanze, who was known for his aggressive speed and agility, became the world champion in men’s singles in Birmingham in 2003 after stopping Malaysia’s Wong Choong Hann in what was a historic first final appearance for Malaysia at that time. Xia Xuanze won most of the major tournaments and the only thing to elude him was the Olympic gold medal. He came closest in Sydney in 2000 when he lost to Hendrawan of Indonesia in the semi-finals before returning to take the bronze by beating Dane Peter-Gade Christensen. He is now the men’s singles head coach for China.

    Lin Dan
    Widely considered the best badminton player of the modern era, Lin Dan announced his retirement after a stellar 20-year career. He has won everything the sport has to offer, including five men’s singles world title and two Olympic titles. Nicknamed Super Dan by Dane Peter-Gade Christensen, he courted greatness by lying low and chasing big occasions and causing dramatic disappointments in Malaysian Lee Chong Wei’s career. He, Christensen, Chong Wei and Indonesian Taufik Hidayat were dubbed the “Four Kings”, successors to the earlier four legends.
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    Surprisingly, there's no Chen Long name in this article instead of Xia Xuanze. Based on their achievement to compare, Chen Long result is certainly more outstanding than Xia.o_O

    Chen => 2016 Rio OG Gold Medal + 2014 & 2015 World Champion
    Xia => 2000 Sydney OG Bronze medal + 2003 World Champion
     
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    First Session - Women's Team
    https://live.media.weibo.com/show?id=1042152:95ff749ec6b6b70bcf9e8544531d6420

    Second session - Men's Team
    https://live.media.weibo.com/show?id=1042152:d002ca966973cdba8d06bcc824bbea9e

    Looking at tournament format, this internal/home competition were intended for Thomas-Uber Cup simulation.
    Chinese MS back-ups still raw, no variation of play, mostly relying on big hard smashes, Li SF is quite promising among them.
     
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