Fans got pazzled when Bao, Xia, Xie lost to unknowns easily in the early rounds. Although everyone is good at giving their own opinions, and even claimed already foreseen this would happen. Therefore, I just give my wild guess. If you look at the draw, it is not difficult to find that If Bao had won, he would have to face Xia. If Xia Xuanze had won, he would have to face Chen Yu. If Xie Xinfang had won, she would have to face Zhang Ning. Counting all the cases, you will find that if the Chinese who would face his/her teammates next round, they all lost. If they are not, they all advanced (Just the singles, I don't pay attention to doubles) Then, think about it. There will be only 3 Chinese qualified for Olympics, and winning the Olympics gold is the ultimate reason why those Chinese playing badminton. Therefore, in fact, the competition is very high among those Chinese players. No one wants to lose this opportunity. Their competitors are not Wong CH, not Peter Gade, not Lees, not Taufik, instead their teammates are the real competitor. They don't actually compete seriously with other country's players, but their own teammates. All the players wants is that he can do better than his teammates, therefore qualified for the Olympics. Chinese badminton coach knows these very well, but the coach wants all the Chinese players, as a whole, are better than other countries. So the coach decided to pre-arrange the results between Chinese players in order to avoid internal frictions. Then Bao was ordered to lose to Xia in the 2nd round. But what Bao's most hated is that his teammats get more points in the ranking. SO what Bao can do??? He has to do the things he hates the most. If he had defeated Xia against Coach's order, he would be fired from national team. So Bao choosed to lose to the early round to Korea's Park on purpose, and hoped Park might be able stop Xia which is good for Bao to compete Xia for Olympic points. Therefore, Bao lost without any hesitation. Xia did the same thing. So did Xie Xinfang. They are not stupid. They definitely know what's the best for their interest. And as a whole, Chinese teams didn't hurt much fortunately. Because Chen Yu and Zhang Ning will win by at least 90% chance. Now matter how good they perform, Chinese can only have 3 spots in the final 8 of men's event. So before we blame the shuttlers, we should blame their coach, but before blame their coach, we should blame the unfair ranking system and the draw which is absolutely absurd. By statistical analysis, it shows that the draw is not randomly done. It seems that it has some conspiracy inside to counter Chinese's dominance of the badminton.