XXXII Tokyo OG 2020 : DAY-8 (31st July 2021) MD Final, WD & WS Semifinal, MS Quarterfinal

Discussion in '2021 Tournaments' started by CLELY, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. It'sMeMeMe

    It'sMeMeMe Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    4,195
    Likes Received:
    628
    Location:
    United States
    errrrr Khadafi doesn't really sound indonesian but whatever.....
     
  2. Sundis

    Sundis Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    610
    Occupation:
    Watching and playing badminton
    Location:
    at home
    Arrrgghh, I cannot stand the wait for tomorrows matches :eek:
     
  3. BojepJoe

    BojepJoe Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    170
    Occupation:
    Unemployed
    Location:
    Lagos, Nigeria
    Sukamuljo will get a new partner, that's I'm pretty sure. He is still in his prime years, no way PBSI will waste this opportunity. All the respect to Gideon, I think he often under appreciated.. But he had his time and it's time to try a new combi.

    For Ahsan / Setiawan it's the end of the road for them. Competing at the highest level at their age is incredible. They are undefeated in WC, winning 3 golds and also numerous superseries titles. One hell of a career, let's call it a day;)
     
    visor, Yoji, rhoder and 3 others like this.
  4. nokh88

    nokh88 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Messages:
    12,722
    Likes Received:
    612
    Occupation:
    Badminton Trainee
    Location:
    Badminton Academy
    But he must first train harder on his badminton.
    I noticed he is the weaker one when defending.
    Target the first smash at him and from the weak return, the opposing front court player can kill the shuttle.
     
  5. decrepit

    decrepit Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2016
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    Vietnam
    I think so, but I don't see any potential partners for him in CHN team... And I also think Zhang Jun should shuffle all the current pairs to find the best combos.
     
  6. Donny Ajie Ramadhan

    Donny Ajie Ramadhan New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2020
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South Borneo Indonesia
  7. volcom

    volcom Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    4,256
    Likes Received:
    209
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    China has no no good mens dbls
     
  8. Donny Ajie Ramadhan

    Donny Ajie Ramadhan New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2020
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South Borneo Indonesia
    And this is so funny for me because I am Indonesian, and yes Khadafi is a name for some Indonesian people.

    *My mistake, I should've edit and yet I pressed reply to my own quote.
     
  9. nokh88

    nokh88 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Messages:
    12,722
    Likes Received:
    612
    Occupation:
    Badminton Trainee
    Location:
    Badminton Academy
    Can China swallow 2 defeats to TPE?
     
  10. trizzforce

    trizzforce Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2019
    Messages:
    397
    Likes Received:
    179
    Location:
    Melbourne
    He can shuffle the other dudes but I think the Li and Liu can stay as it is. They were simply outgunned, outmatched and outplayed in the final - no two ways about it; the Chinese Taipei pair were simply better. It's not like these guys gave up or anything.
    If it was any other opponent instead of LeeWang, I think Li and Liu might have actually taken the gold.
     
  11. Sundis

    Sundis Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    610
    Occupation:
    Watching and playing badminton
    Location:
    at home
    I dont believe CHN will gain any better pair by splitting up the twin towers
     
    Swaraj Lakshman likes this.
  12. stanleyfm

    stanleyfm Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2017
    Messages:
    1,988
    Likes Received:
    689
    Location:
    Delft
    Is Zhang Nan still playing internationally?
     
    Woesi likes this.
  13. Sundis

    Sundis Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    610
    Occupation:
    Watching and playing badminton
    Location:
    at home
    I was wondering exactly that a few days ago myself
     
    Woesi likes this.
  14. Sundis

    Sundis Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    610
    Occupation:
    Watching and playing badminton
    Location:
    at home
    I always feel that CHN wasted a few reasonably good MD players by somehow making them retire/dissapear (no-one knows what happened to some of them), Hong Wei (ok I know what happened to him) Li Xuialong (??? just dissapeared) Liu Cheng (used to play XD well also).
     
  15. lodoss

    lodoss Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,213
    Likes Received:
    608
    Location:
    Singapore
    Varnish? They had won many titles before their triumph in the Olympics, and added several big ones after that too.

    2008 : Setiawan and Kido won AG in 2010. After they split, Setiawan won another 3x WC and 1 AG with Ahsan.

    2012 : Cai Yun was already multiple WC winners with FHF before winning gold in 2012. They also won Oly silver in 2008. CY split up with FHF after WC13 due to health issue, I think. FHF will go to partner Zhang Nan and won Oly gold in 2016.

    2016 : FHF retired after the games. ZN partner Liu Chen to win WC17. Pity they didn't improve much and split up later. But ZN has already bagged Oly gold and WC in both MD and XD.

    2020 : well, given their age, and the current MD pairs in the world, Wang/Lee should win a couple of titles in the coming years, if they stay healthy.
     
    Woesi likes this.
  16. ibelieveindevil

    ibelieveindevil Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2012
    Messages:
    646
    Likes Received:
    95
    Location:
    SG
    Kevin cordon… at the age of 34 years, is rewriting the history of the sports…
     
    visor and Gigabit like this.
  17. Biglever

    Biglever Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2018
    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    312
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    KL
    I beleive Lee/Wang will dominate the MD arena for few more years. Incredible combo.

    Let's go India
     
    Gigabit and stanleyfm like this.
  18. Bao Tran

    Bao Tran New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2020
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Vietnam
    Well, it's not like they haven't done that before.

    But I love He Bing Jiao today, although she lost, it shows how much she has grown as a player. Her skills and stamina (her biggest weakness) have been developed tremendously.
    She's definitely going to win more tournaments from now on.
     
  19. lodoss

    lodoss Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,213
    Likes Received:
    608
    Location:
    Singapore
    Zhang Nan will have love to play in Tokyo, knowing it will be his last chance as he hit his 30s (31yo this yr). Too bad he can't form a strong partnership in both MD and XD. He did won WC17 in MD with Liu Chen, but then their performance regress badly (I think), while the Twin Towers start to mature and improve at the same time.
     
  20. MezzL

    MezzL Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2018
    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    206
    Location:
    court
    Congrats to lee/wang, I wouldn't mind calling them the best MD in the world.
     
    visor likes this.

Share This Page