Warning bells for OG2012?

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    Women's flops hurt China's London hope

    By Tang Yue (China Daily)
    Updated: 2011-05-28 07:16

    QINGDAO, Shandong province - The defending champion China team, as expected, advanced to the semifinals of the Sudiman Cup World Badminton Mixed Team Championships on its home court.

    However, two women's singles losses in the tournament have cast doubts about the country's chances of winning the Olympic crown for a fourth straight time next year at the London Games.

    Wang Xin and Wang Shixian were hot candidates to lead the women's charge but the Sudiman Cup failures have shaken the coach's faith.

    "Of course, for the team, it is a problem. In the past, women's singles is always in the bag, but now we have to perform even better in other events to ensure victory," said Li.

    "What is good is that all the players feel full of hope and try their best to become the best one. If one is dominant, the others would feel frustrated," said Li.

    "Also, these are precious lessons as we prepare for the London Olympics because we can find and correct problems after losses."

    Full story: http://www1.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2011-05/28/content_12596632.htm

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