XXXII Tokyo OLYMPIC GAMES 2020 : Day 1-4 (24-27 July 2021) - Group Stage Match

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  1. CLELY

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    Venue : Musashino Forest Sports Plaza

    Schedule & Result : https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olympic-games/en/results/badminton/olympic-schedule-and-results.htm

    LIVE SCORE : https://match-centre.bwfbadminton.com/4027

    List of LIVE TV Broadcasting : https://gtimg.tokyo2020.org/image/upload/production/z2ndaf9j5quvrpbp82dp.pdf

    BWF Olympic Games link
    : https://olympics.bwfbadminton.com/results/4027/tokyo-2020-olympic-games-badminton/2021-07-24

    Full Draw link : https://www.badmintoncentral.com/fo...o-olympic-games-the-draw.188226/#post-2805424

    Tokyo time : https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/japan/tokyo

    2016 Rio Olympic Games Medalists :
    https://olympics.bwfbadminton.com/results/2595/rio-2016-olympic-games/podium

    Men's Singles
    Gold - Chen Long (CHN)
    Silver - Lee Chong Wei (MAS)
    Bronze - Viktor Axelsen (DEN)

    Women's Singles
    Gold - Carolina Marin (ESP)
    Silver - Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND)
    Bronze - Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)

    Men's Doubles
    Gold - Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan (CHN)
    Silver - Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong (MAS)
    Bronze - Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge (GBR)

    Women's Doubles
    Gold - Misaki Matsutomo/Sayaka Takahashi (JPN)
    Silver - Kamilla Rytter-Juhl/Christina Pedersen (DEN)
    Bronze - Jung Kyung Eun/Shin Seung Chan (KOR)

    Mixed Doubles
    Gold - Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (INA)
    Silver - Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying (MAS)
    Bronze - Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei (CHN)

    THE WAIT IS OVER!
    Far from ideal even often dubbed as “Pandemic Olympic Games”, finally the postponed-summer games Tokyo 2020 will be opened officially tomorrow, 08.00pm local time at Tokyo Olympic Stadium. No spectators are allowed to minimize the risk of ravaging COVID-19, running series of PCR tests, strict health protocol rules in Athlete Village and each venue will describe games of the XXXII Olympiad atmosphere, unprecedented circumstances for this biggest sporting events at previous editions. Rumored to be cancelled earlier as majority of Japan citizen particularly Tokyo resident signed petition amid growing fear for rapid rise of confirmed cases as influx of massive number people come to Tokyo. Taking motto #United by Emotion Japan wants to show to the world their capability, resilience, prowess once again after 1964 awaking episode albeit this time in very challenging moment.

    TITLE-HOLDER DAUNTING TASK
    China rules men’s singles top honour since Beijing 2008 but the domination unlikely keep intact in Tokyo OG following lacklustre of their leading men performance in last couple of years. China will banking on Chen Long as stated by head coach Zhang Jun in local media to defend his gold medal in Mushashino Forest Sports Plaza. 32 years old Chen becomes the only defending champion who participating Tokyo OG following Carolina Marina surgery and retirement of most gold medalists in doubles categories. Meanwhile the fit again Shi Yuqi has perilous draw en route to final, no less than 2018 Asian Games gold medalist Jonatan Christie, 2017 World Champion Viktor Axelsen and two-time World Champion, Kento Momota standing on his path. All eyes will pay attention on Momota-Axelsen mouth watering semifinal on top-half draw and perhaps the winner of this tie would encircle themselves with dream medal at the end. Local star Kento Momota is expected has no serious trouble to check into last four and his quarterfinal defeat in Birmingham meet last March doesn't subside his reputation as frontrunner to create history at home soil whilst the in-form Axelsen is trying to emulate his predecessor, current BWF president sterling feat in Atlanta 1996. Anthony Ginting is INA best hopeful in this category who has old habit inconsistency problem that often hampering him to create perfect finishing touch. The Indonesian alongside Chen Long, Anders Antonsen, Chou Tien Chen plus MAS rising star All England Champion Lee Zii Jia become strong contenders to progress further in this mega sport event.

    *Potential R/16 highlights :
    - Viktor Axelsen v Wang Tzu Wei
    - Jonatan Christie v Shi Yuqi
    - Lee Zii Jia v Chen Long


    PRESSURE ON TAI
    In the absence of Rio OG Gold medalist Carolina Marin, one of strongest candidates for Tokyo gold will reduce the quality of this highly competitive category little bit. Top-seed Chen Yufei is predicted to have smooth ride on her path to last round with possible opponents An Se Young, Nozomi Okuhara or her compatriot He Bingjiao. On the contrary, lower half draw presenting fiercer rivalry between Rio OG silver medalist Pusarla Sindhu, Akane Yamaguchi and two skillful players Ratchanok Intanon, Tai Tzu Ying. A real test for Taiwanese star to prove her reputation and competence to shine in major event after strings of failure in World Championships. Many badminton fans also some badminton commentators puts Tai Tzu Ying as top pick to clinch gold medal in Tokyo (in the absence of Marin), thanks to her vast experience, consistency, superb technical skill, extraordinary talent, the only factor she needs only mental toughness, as long as she could cope huge pressure she should celebrate victory on 1st August 2021.

    *Potential R/16 highlights :
    - Nozomi Okuhara v Michelle Li
    - He Bingjiao v Zhang Beiwen
    - Mia Blichfeldt v Pusarla V. Sindhu
    - Gregoria Mariska v Ratchanok Intanon


    BACK TO INDONESIA?
    Men’s doubles gold had been slipped from Indonesia camp in last two editions, perhaps this is right time to reclaim old glory that last seen in Beijing 2008 when the late Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan delivered the only gold for INA at that time. Gideon/Sukamuljo a.k.a. The Minions have been criticized for their poor performance in World Championships and cast doubt whether they will prevail in high scale sport events Olympic Games. Being drawn with the in-form Taiwanese duo Lee Y/Wang CL, the exuberant Great Britain pair Lane/Vendy and Indian tricky combination Satwiksairaj/Rankireddy, all of their group rivals aren’t pushovers. Similar case with the veterans Ahsan/Setiawan who grouped alongside Aaron Chia/Soh WY and Choi SG/Seo SJ. Nothing to be discounted, they must start with full gear since the beginning of group match unless the worst scenario would arrived. Arch-rivals Endo/Watanabe, Kamura/Sonoda and Li JH/Liu YC are expected to advance into quarterfinal.

    FAVORABLE JAPAN
    As usual women's doubles title contention will involve three nations, China, Japan and Korea. Two home women’s doubles pairs have relatively comfortable draw in group stage, Fukushima/Hirota plus two-time World Champions Matsumoto/Nagahara should have no problem to clear their obstacle in group A and B respectively. Things getting complicated for their main opponents Chen QC/Jia YF who drawn in group of death that consists of Kim SY/Kong HY, Kititharakul/Prajongjai and Stoeva sisters. Well, China quest to recapture WD crown looks like becoming strenuous and find steep lane, once very formidable squad, they scored shocking setback, failed to pocket any medal in last OG. Other contenders, KOR who clinched gold in inaugural edition will push their effort to reignite victorious moment 29 years ago in Barcelona 1992, Shin Seung Chan who partnered with Jung Kyung Eun bagged bronze medal in Rio 2016, she has big ambition to convert the color of her medal in Tokyo 2020 with Lee So Hee.

    CHINA BEST BET
    Zheng SW/Huang YQ have huge burden as best chance for China to nail badminton gold and defy Barcelona 1992 disastrous conclusion. In group rivals, they should be wary of Netherlands duo who beat them in All England 2020, Tabeling/Piek and South Korean southpaws Seo SJ/Chae YJ who can troubling any pair in their good day. Second seed Wang YL/Huang DP have intricating draw with three tricky combinations to overcome, Rio silver medalists Chan PS/Goh LY, HKG Tang CM/Tse YS and on-fire GER duo Lamsfuss/Herttrich. Other contenders Jordan/Oktavianti, Watanabe/Higashino, Puavaranukroh/Taerattanachai are projected to secure last eight spot plus GBR bests Ellis/Smith or French rising stars Gicquel/Delrue who’re drawn in same group alongside Thai hotshots.

    DAY-1 (24th July) GROUP STAGE HIGHLIGHTS (09.00am & 06.00pm local time) :
    - Ellis/Smith (GBR) v Gicquel/Delrue (FRA)
    - Chen QC/Jia YF (CHN) v KItitharakul/Prajongjai (THA)
    - Kim SY/Kong HY (KOR) v Stoeva/Stoeva (BUL)
    - Lee Y/Wang CL (TPE) v Rankireddy/Shetty (IND)
    - Choi SG/Seo SJ (KOR) v Aaron Chia/Soh WY (MAS)
    - Chan PS/Goh LY (MAS) v Tang CM/Tse YS (HKG)
     
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  2. terrynguyen121988

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    about another 25 hours more or less.... can't wait.
     
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    In the previous Olympics, there were many major Super Series being played leading up to the Olympics, with many of the best players in those SS tournaments, so I roughly knew who was in top form heading into the Olympics. With this Olympics, the last major international tournament with all the best players was All England I think. And even for that All England, China did not participate so we don't know the form of Shi Yuqi or Chen Long. Momota did not play well at All England so who knows how his form is heading into this Olympics.

    I think there will be some surprises at this Olympics, because so many players have not really played on the international circuit for quite some time. I guess we will find out when the matches start!
     
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    ShiYuqi meets Jonatan again at MajorEvent at R16! Kinda crazy to think JC and Ginting wasnt seeded at AsianGames ex-Axelsen & ex LCW whom got sick at midyear. so i guess anything can happen.

    Just in football tournament, there is already many upset, US W got trashed by Sweden W, Spain draw vs Egypt, France got trashed, Korea loss to NZ. gosh. Let alone individual sports like Badminton.
     
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    A little sad that India only competing for a maximum of 3 medals. But anyway, let's see if we can medal this time.
     
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    A little sad that India only competing for a maximum of 3 medals. But anyway, let's see if we can medal this time.
     
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    doesn't look like abo pair gonna get past the group stage
     
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    Does anyone know if there are any live matches on youtube or on regular Astro Sports channels? Thanks.
     
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    I do not know if you can access the site fron outside Japan, but gorin.jp seems to be livstreaming many of the matches that are not shown on tv.

    Try https://www.gorin.jp/schedule/.
     
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    seems to be accessible, thanks a lot :)
     
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    Find out who the official Olympics broadcaster is in your country. And Youtube you can forget about ...

    Edit:
     
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    That is great to hear! Many of the early round matches, which will not necessarily be aired on TV, should be watchable here. The action starts in less than 80 minutes with WataHiga vs Christiansen/Boje (XD) and Xufei Qi vs Thuy Linh Nguyen (WS). I am not quite sure in what form two matches are going to be livestreamed at the same time, ... but let's hope it works out. There should be approximately 30 matches shown today alone.

    The page is only available in Japanese, but anything with "バドミントン" written in front of it is our beloved sport. :):)
     
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    Warm up time for WD, Polii/Rahayu (INA) vs Chow/Lee (MAS)
     
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    Higashino seems nervous...not playing at her best. Yuta too actually!
     
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    Hi,

    Anyone can share link to watch?

    Thank you
     
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    Yuta lost the first game and they really don't look sharp today, so many errors you don't usually see. Not a good sign for Yuta in particular!
     
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    BBC Red Button links, currently showing on stream #4. Copy/paste into VLC or whichever video player. *Probably geoblocked to UK

    BBC Red Button Channels:
    #EXTM3U
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 1
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_01.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 2
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_02.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 3
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_03.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 4
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_04.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 5
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_05.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 6
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_06.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 7
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_07.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 8
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_08.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 9
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_09.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 10
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_10.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 11
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_11.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 12
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_12.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 13
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_13.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 14
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_14.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 15
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_15.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 16
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_16.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 17
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_17.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 18
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_18.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 19
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_19.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 20
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_20.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 21
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_21.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 22
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_22.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 23
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_23.m3u8
    #EXTINF:0,BBC RB 24
    http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/liv...bcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/sport_stream_24.m3u8

    Taken from:
    https://gist.github.com/random-robbie/e56919b5603ecc87af885391e7331657#gistcomment-3808349

    Other BBC channels links also found there
     
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