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Discussion in 'Korea Professional Players' started by taufik_lin16, Jul 14, 2006.
What about japan open? T^T
i dont think hell be playing :crying:
its so sad to see LKW and LHY not play WD anymore. i always see that they are such a strong pair, if you have doubt jst watch the 2008 All England WD final you will see that they are fantastic. so sad.:crying::crying::crying:
eventhough im late saengil chukha hamnida LYD!!!!
On YD's Birthday...
Anyone knew why LYD & LHJ had their match walked over? Due to his injures?
LYD is still in recovery..according to his coach, Ha Tae Kwon, They will be playing at HGK Open and China Open...not Denmark/French open due to national/company competition..
YD....so miss u TT
well excuse me for those LYD Fans for not asking about YD,,
why is LKW not play anymore? is she retired??can anyone share it??
According to KJS, Korean national badminton head coach, they have decided to break up the LKW/LHJ pair in order to have LHJ concentrate on XD event only with LYD for the coming Asian Game and London Olympics.
LKW is 29 and LHJ is 28 years old. And BKA and the coaches seem to strongly believe that XD is the most promising event for Korean team.
LKW is still in the national team, and nothing specific is known about her future career.
jinnie, i already post ur translated article on my site
can i post it the link here??
to share with everyone ^_^
Very interesting article about YD ^_^
thanks for the Permit Jinnie ^_^
LYD interview Part 1 Part 2 & 3
Who missed lee yong dae's action on court?
me ! me ! me !....haha...guess he'll be back soon...his pain is gone~~!!! woohoo~~~~
can't wait to see him ^_^
hwaiting YD ...
time to Cheer UP
Any Lee Yong Dae fans know which victor racket is Lee yong Dae using now ..?
Is he gonna use one of the new BS series or stay with BS 09?
Right now, he's still using bravesword 09
is that model the most expensive one.....?
yup. that's the racket. i dont think that racket is the most expensive one right now because i think now the most expensive one are BS 10 AND BS 11.
Why? u wanna buy one?
This thread already dead?
here's latest update from badzine.
KOREAN NATIONAL SPORTS FEST - Cho and Lee Take Gold South
KOREAN NATIONAL SPORTS FEST - Cho and Lee Take Gold South After two shocking defeats last year, Lee Yong Dae and Cho Gun Woo (pictured) re-asserted themselves and won men’s doubles gold at the 90th Annual National Sports Festival, held in Daejeon this week. Lee Hyo Jung / Lee Kyung Won were back together to take the women’s doubles and Park Sung Hwan and Bae Seung Hee took the singles titles. Meanwhile the most exciting finish saw Hwang Ji Man fail to defend his mixed doubles title, instead ceding victory to a new pairing, of Yoo Yeon Seong and Choi Ha Na.
Story and photos: Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent (Live in Daejeon)
Lee Yong Dae and Cho Gun Woo and Lee Hyo Jung were among the few finalists in the elite division at the National Sports Festival who were able to represent their home provinces. For the most part, it is the competitors in the high school division who play for the province of their birth. For the others, it generally depends on where their university or pro team is domiciled. On the other hand, Lee Hyo Jung is one player who has it all: a position on a team that represents her home metropolitan area of Busan and the badminton prowess to take on the rest of the nation’s best and win.
Cho/Lee took gold in men’s doubles for Jeonnam with a thrilling straight-game win over Gyeonggi’s Kim/Sin. Both of these 21-year-olds have smashes that seem to be getting louder and harder as they near their athletic peak and it was this, coupled with their inhuman defensive reflexes, that wowed the Daejeon crowd, including the obligatory, screaming teenage girls.
However, Cho/Lee’s key wins had already happened in the earlier rounds where they faced both Lee’s former partners Jung Jae Sung / Jung Jung Young and then the team that beat them twice last year: Kim Yong Hyun / Kim Sang Soo. Unlike at the summer championships in July, this time the young favourites dispatched both veteran pairs in quick, straight games.
Both singles runners-up hail from just down the road from Cho and Lee’s hometown but only one of them was representing Jeonnam at the National Sports Festival. Lee Cheol Ho, whose pro contract places him in Gyeonggi Province, had to settle for taking silver back to his new home, as he was no match for Park Sung Hwan (pictured above). Lee edged the world #6 in the first game 23-21 but Park came roaring back to make the next two one-sided contests.
Bae Seung Hee continued her run of form for 2009 and took care of Jeonnam’s Wi Jin Ah. Both players returned to the national team late last year after long hiatuses but it is Bae who has seen the most success, reaching the final of the Chinese Taipei Open in September. Wi did well to squeak past the formidable Lee Yun Hwa in the first round and then struggled, but came out on top, against Yoo Yeon Sook, who had advanced with Hwang Hye Youn’s withdrawal. Still Wi was no match for Bae, who cruised through two easy games in the final.
Lee Kyung Won and Lee Hyo Jung (pictured) have won 5 domestic titles together but today was their first time playing together in an individual event at home since 2005. It was a fitting time, as the two will not be playing internationally any more. Lee Hyo Jung is going to be focussing on her mixed partnership with the youthful Lee Yong Dae while Lee Kyung Won will be paired with Ha Jung Eun for next month’s Hong Kong Open. Today, though, the two Lees dominated the Daejeon pair in the women’s doubles final to win gold for Busan, which just happens to be Hyo Jung’s hometown, and just 60km away from Kyung Won’s.
The two Lees had a little scare in their semi-final against the experienced pairing of Kim Min Jung and former Olympic silver medallist Jang Hye Ock. With Jang’s partner from Atlanta, Gil Young Ah, coaching from the sidelines, Lee/Lee scraped by 27-25 before dominating the second game to book a place in the finals.
Finals day seemed to leave the best till last. Yoo Yeon Seong and Choi Ha Na (pictured) started out very strong against veterans Hwang Ji Man and Ha Jung Eun, taking the first game 21-9. It looked as if Hwang/Ha had completely turned the tables in the second game, however, when they opened up an 18-12 lead of their own. Yoo/Choi then clawed their way back to 16-18 before the Seoul pair pushed ahead to give themselves four game points at 20-16. Hwang/Ha seemed to get the jitters, though, and completely fell apart as the Gyeonggi team kept the momentum toward a 24-22 victory to take the gold.
School in Session
In the university division, Kim Min Jung’s other new partner, Shin Baek Cheol, cruised to a mixed doubles victory with Yoo Hyun Young (pictured), doing one better than their runner-up finish last year. In addition to playing mixed with Kim, Shin will be partnering Cho Gun Woo in the men’s doubles in Hong Kong. In the men’s doubles, Kim Ki Jung won out over Ko Sung Hyun. In Hong Kong, Kim will also be borrowing Ko’s regular doubles partner, Kwun Yi Goo.
The Worlds are not Enough
Korea’s top teenagers are playing here in Daejeon for provincial glory in lieu of winning titles for Korea at the World Junior Championships, which kick off this week. However, most were made to work for their domestic laurels. Sung Ji Hyun, who finished runner-up in the high school girls’ singles division in July to doubles specialist Eom Hye Won, won the singles title easily for Seoul. Meanwhile, Eom and classmate and fellow German Junior Open singles title-winner Lee Joo Heui (pictured below) enjoyed an easy win in the girls’ doubles, where they had overcome their toughest opponent, Gyeongbuk’s Choi Hye In / Lee Byeol Lim, in the quarter-finals.
Kang Ji Wook / Kim Hyun Cheol (pictured below), took the boys’ doubles for Cheju Island with a 23-21, 21-12 victory over Gyeonggi. Kang, too, had faced his toughest opponents in the early rounds where he met his partners Choi Young Woo and Choi Seung Il, from his bronze medal performances German Junior and Asian Juniors respectively.
But the premature finals of this seedless draw were definitely not the biggest regret here. As Korean Junior National Team Head Coach Lee Deuk Choon watched his best charges entertain the tiny crowd with their predictable victories, he spoke to Badzine about the circumstances that kept the top juniors at home this year.
“We had talked to the BWF to explore the possibility of changing the dates but without success,” said Lee. “The National Sports Festival does finish before the individual event and we still considered sending a team but our players would have had only one day’s rest, which would have been spent in transit to Malaysia before their first matches on Wednesday. We felt that could harm their chances of doing well there so we decided against it.”
Lee explained that the decision to send only younger players to the Asian Junior Championships in July had had a different motivation: so that the best of this year’s under-18’s - Choi Hye In, Kang Ji Wook and Choi Seung Il, among others - could get both experience and qualification points for next year’s 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore.
Had the schedule worked out better, Lee said it was not the plan to send only younger players to Alor Setar, though. The national doubles team selection tournament, which also kicks off next weekend and will involve all the top juniors except for Sung Ji Hyun, was also a factor in the World Junior decision, said Lee, but the clincher was the scheduling of the National Sports Festival, at which badminton is just one of 41 sports in which around 20,000 athletes compete for medals for their provinces.
“I feel particularly sorry for Choi Young Woo and Lee Joo Heui. But for Sung Ji Hyun and Eom Hye Won, too. Even though those two are on the national team, they still don’t get that many chances to play internationally and it is hard for them to really shine. They all had great chances at titles this year.”
Lee says he supports the conversion of the World Junior Championships to an annual event, saying that he is happy to be busier each year preparing the youngsters for the junior tournaments.
“There are not many opportunities in the badminton calendar for the youngsters to get experience competing internationally.”
Next, Korea’s badminton stars get set for the team events. There are men’s and women’s team competitions at all three levels: high school, university, and elite.
Complete Individual Results
MS: Park Sung Hwan (Jeonbuk) bt. Lee Cheol Ho (Gyeonggi) 21-23, 21-16, 21-10
WS: Bae Seung Hee (Daegu) bt Wi Jin Ah (Jeonnam) 21-10, 21-14
MD: Lee Yong Dae / Cho Gun Woo (Jeonnam) bt Kim Dae Sung / Sin Hee Gwang (Gyeonggi) 21-16, 21-15
WD: Lee Kyung Won / Lee Hyo Jung (Busan) bt Ahn Jung Ha / Im Jin Young (Daejeon) 21-8, 21-13
XD: Yoo Yeon Seong / Choi Ha Na (Gyeonggi) bt Hwang Ji Man / Ha Jung Eun (Seoul) 21-9, 24:22
MS: Shon Wan Ho (Incheon) bt Roh Ye Wook (Seoul) 21-9, 17:21, 21-19
WS: Kim Moon Hi (Seoul) bt Lee Da Hye (Incheon) 21-8, 21-18
MD: Kim Ki Jung / Cheong Eui Seok (Jeonbuk) bt Ko Sung Hyun / Im Jong Keun (Busan) 21-18, 21-18
WD: Kim Mi Young / Jang Ye Na (Incheon) bt Kim Na Young / Kim Bo Kyung (Busan) 21-13, 18-21, 21-11
XD: Shin Baek Cheol / Yoo Hyun Young (Seoul) bt Kim Dae Eun / Moon Hye Eon (Jeonbuk) 21-9, 21-7
you can see LYD'S hand is heavily strap up though