Chinese Taipei Final Result

Discussion in 'Hong Kong / Chinese Taipei / China Open 2003' started by double, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. chen zi

    chen zi Regular Member

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    hopefully lee ts and lee cw can make some suprise for Malaysia'fans.however ,i think it is quite .......besides that ,choong hann will try her best,go go choong hann!
     
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    Re: Re: Women's doubles

    cause they only focus at China open ,so..........
     
  3. clinton

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    Yes, they are truly amazing. This is how they do it, the following is translation
    of an article from Taiwanese article last week:

    Winning 7 major mixed tournaments in 7 months, how did Kim and Ra achieve this ?
    Kim answered in Chinese/Mandarin with 5 consecutive "tong" (sored/hurt) just before
    the Taipei Open in Taiwan.

    Last six months also, both Kim and Ra have been hurting all over, but they still practice
    every day and 1 hour just for drive. It would be hard for them to continue without
    the mental toughness.

    In interview, Kim pointed his body from shoulder to foot and using Chinese to say
    "Tong! Tong! Tong! Tong! Tong!". In order to win the Olympics, they keep going
    and the coach won't let them rest for a week until after China Open.
     
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    Poor things!:(
     
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    Indeed. You just have to observe them during the non-match times in a tournament. They're never apart from ice-packs (shoulders, back, thighs, calves, everywhere) and masseurs (their team doctor and juniors). Even during the 5min interval before a decider, they'll have their coaches and juniors icing their backs and massaging them. Between matches, Ra Kyung Min looks half-alive. She just collapses on the floor and lies there for as long as she can. On the night of the qf at the Singapore Open, her WD match was one of the last to finish and she had to limp and run her way to the bus with ice-packs on her calf. And the way her calves are strapped and bandaged during matches this whole season. AWW... Can u feel the pain?
     
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    Btw Clinton, where did u see the article?
     
  7. Cheung

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    A well respected coach here (Indonesian Chinese), was watching the HK OPen final Men's doubles. We were just talking about training. He said doubles training is far harder than singles training.

    For doubles, you have to train much more on speed and strength. Obviously this is at the pros level.

    Naukip, I also saw a lot of ice packs around and massaging (though not specifically noticed in the 5minute breaks). Kim Dong Moon puts one on his shoulder and then puts the T-shirt on over it. Makes him look as if he's got something growing on his shoulder.
     
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    yea he was in the process of strapping an icepack on his shoulder when i met him along the corridor and he smiled in acknowledgement. I just realised that both photos i have with kdm and rkm were when they were icing themselves. Not the most appropriate of time, but they were nice and very obliging to grant me my request of a photo with them. :)

    actually, their five-minute interval looks like that of a boxing match, where people would crowd round the boxer once he goes back to his corner. What I saw was during the match against Simon Archer and Donna Kellogg when it had to go into a decider, Hwang Yu Mi was holding a towel at the corners and fanning rkm from the side like those Chinese palace maids in the past, while Kim Yong Hyun was icing kdm's back and massaging him later on. Kdm and rkm just sat there listening to their coach.

    Well, when u have such great and invincible players in your team, it's definitely worth the effort treating them like kings and queens. What's precious is that they don't put on airs nor treat themselves like big shots.
     
  9. clinton

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    From a badminton site in Taiwan, a very good site in traditional chinese

    http://www.tacocity.com.tw/abs1984/badmintonline.htm

    click on the recent news button on top.
     
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    Oh ok thanx. I've seen the article. aww...

    But someone the icons at the top can't seem to load. Hmm.
     

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