DENMARK OPEN - Chinese youngsters have a good day

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  1. elwin81

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    On Sunday evening, a group of Chinese badminton players arrived at Billund airport for the Denmark Open. They did not, however, include China’s top players who remained at home to prepare for the upcoming Doha Asian Games. The majority of the players representing China were from the junior squad, such as Qiu Yanbo in the Men’s Singles and the fourth-seeded Lu Lan, Jiang Yanjiao and Wang Lin in the Ladies’ Singles. He Hanbin and Shen Ye, who had performed well at previous junior tournaments, featured in the Men’s Doubles. On the other hand, big names like Chen Hong and Chen Yu were still present in Aarhus.

    Despite their youth, low rankings and the heavy snow :eek: outside, the Chinese squad – for the most part – did well. With the exception of Qiu Yanbo, who lost 21-12, 21-11 to Peter Gade in yesterday’s opening round, the rest of the players proceeded to the next stage. In today’s matches, Wang Lin beat Bulgarian Diana Dimova easily, as did the pairings of Zhang Wei/Xu Chen, He Hanbin/Shen Ye, and Pan Pan/Tian Qing.

    A good number of the Chinese squad have started their own web-blogs, detailing their views on various games as well as their daily routine. The coaches were understandably not too happy about this phenomenon, stressing that Wang Lin, for instance, should spend more time on training and less on the internet :rolleyes: . For those of you wondering why there has been a hiatus in blogging from your favourite star, that is probably the explanation…

    Denmark fared well as well with three of their top single shuttlers making it to the third round, Jonassen, Gade and Persson. The match of the day will be the one opposing Gade and Wong Choong Hann

    (p/s: Anyone think that players should stop updating their blogs? They need to have their own life as well.)
     
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    Yes they have their own life. But if they wish to be top class outfits and dominating their discipline, then they should think about the adverse effect that personal and team information being made public can make.

    Several things can occur:

    -Coaches and Trainers treat them differently as they do not wish their real thoughts and advice aired globally. This will severely affect their development and future in the squad.

    -Pressure that the media attention will give them. They will have the press asking them questions about their blogs and more personal matters rather than them as the badminton player. If they stop writing the blog then the questioning will be even ,more intense-Why?


    I don't think it is good professionally to have too much interest in anything outside badminton. You are only a Professional player for Maybe 10 years give or take some, and as a top flight player much less. Why reduce the level and standard you may be able to achieve by spending long periods thinking about other things than badminton that will only detract your focus?

    Like any professional in any line of work the top people will always focus solely on work and rest work and rest. They will have little time for other things if they are genuinely fully focussed.
     
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    cao ci dan Regular Member

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    :rolleyes: that's why Lin Dan don't have blog..!?;)
     
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    that's why Cai Yun under perform lately?

    But Chen Hong done a good job so far and he got his own blog.
     
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    maybe it's because he hasn't updated his blog for a long long time....:rolleyes: :)
     
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    but he has his own website :D ;)
     
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    i was not trying to praise LD or what...just wondering why he doesn't have blog!?:) and YES! they need to have their own life and time!!
     
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    of cox they hv their rights to do their own things.. their coaches jux can control them in da court.. not outside da court.. they hv their own privacy..
     
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    A true performer needs an audience.

    How to make Badminton popular if everything is so hush hush. Nobody in the limelight soon most people will forget about badminton except for the most hardcore people.

    Look at WWE. Broken Leg, Torn muscle, concussion in the head. But still the 'wrestlers' give fan autograph signing at special locations weekly/monthly. sitting down and signing autographs for hours.

    Badminton mana ada (Where got)??

    Sure it's not in the best interest of the 'athlete' but it is in the best interest of the industry (sport).


    TBBMBB(N)
     
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    Both Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng mentioned in their blogs that the former aggravated his old injury on his left calf during their World Cup quarter final match.
     

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