Why are the Women's doubles players not trying to win?

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  1. stumblingfeet

    stumblingfeet Regular Member

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    I can understand why they threw the match, it is a flaw of the pool play format. With the risk of injury if they went all out, the revealing of special strategies they might have prepared, and the preferable play-off position they would have gotten from losing, it just seems obvious that it was going to be a dumb match to begin with. I didn't even watch it at first, since my initial assumption was that it would be quite bad and meaningless.

    So the women threw their games, I thought it was actually quite hilarious to watch, they really did a poor job of creating plausible deniability in their intent to lose. I wouldn't call it match fixing though, since both teams wanted to lose the outcome was unknown.
     
  2. jasonmarc

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    A very sad day for Olympic Badminton and I think BWF is going to make Badminton out off Olympic very soon.
     
  3. SibugiChai

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    BWF should punish all these 8 women with bikini in their quarter final match!
     
  4. Avenger

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    actually I don't mind if they want to throw the match
    but please
    get a grip, don't play like 7 years old who just started playing badminton
    cannot serve, cannot return the serve
    purposely smashing onto the net

    grey mel and korean player also the same
    3 sets in 48 minutes, 2nd set 15 minutes, third set 13 minutes
    total:
    KOR pair 10 serve fault
    INA pair 9 serve fault

    believe me, that's really painful to watch

    at least, give something decent like when lin dan purposely to lose
    or when Taufik already lose against LCW
    give the crowd what they want, entertain them
    play some clear, lots of drops, some smashes
    if they can, play some trick shot

    the problem is, both want to lose, so everyone try to lose in every single point
     
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    Where is the spirit of OLympic...........from this three nations ??
     
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    I read that they (4 pairs) already disqualified? :D

    YES.
     
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    Hmm looks like TQ/ZYL knocked out 4 pairs as including their team mates. Secret personal plan to get the gold activated :D
     
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    does that mean the 3rd and 4th in the group will replace them? :D
     
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    Just like that, the Olympic dreams of 8 players had been shattered.... WHAT A SHAME.
     
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    The worst part, none of them is the players' fault. It is the fault of the masterminds behind the thrown games...
     
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    And surely it sends a strong message to the nation who likes to fix matches oftenly...:cool:
     
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    Especially....................LYB !!
     
  17. wilcan

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    do not affraid china will not send their players to international tournament anymore. there is no one bigger than badminton. china do not play in international tourney, just F*** them off.
    still have many others good badminton players.
     
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    So what is the real story.............??
     

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