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

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  1. lodoss

    lodoss Regular Member

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    my prediction...

    INA : Daddies to retire, Minions to split up, Polii might retire within 1-2 yrs
    CHN : CL might retire within 1-2 yrs
    JPN : Endo to retire, Kamura/Sonoda might retire within 1-2 yrs

    hey, TTY might even retire too
    https://olympics.com/en/news/tai-tzu-ying-reveals-future-amid-retirement-speculation

    If they are bored, they might return and play for awhile, aka Lee Hyun-il.
     
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    I don't think CYF vs HBJ is fixed, it was 120 min tight fought gruelling game, If they want to fix it it would have been a straight games so that they are not tired for the next day's matches.
     
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    Justin L Regular Member

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    Wow, Kevin Cordon is a big surprise package here in badminton. Where's he been all these years, his talents lie buried ?
     
  5. lodoss

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    If his WR is low, then he wouldn't be able to play in the top grade tournaments, or get knocked out in qualifying or round 1.
    He managed to find his form at the right time. If he get past VA tomorrow, then I'd say he's the best male player in Tokyo over Lee/Wang, even if he lost in the final.
     
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    Not gonna happen though. There is no way he is going to get past VA.
     
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    Although I like what i'm seeing here. He didn't let himself get intimidated by Heo Kwang Yee's screams. He gave him some back and with interest!

    He is a street-fighter of badminton.
     
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    Wang/Lee stop a Chinese shutout - what a time to be alive :)

    Just need Cordon to dump Axelsen and Ginting to get rid of Chen...

    EDIT - and INA didn't get MD bronze? :D:D:D
     
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    Again, not sure why people are so against the RR to knockout stage. In a normal knockout, this TPE pair would be long gone in 1st round after losing to India.

    But it's not a knockout, so what happened instead? They played some of the best badminton ever to come roaring back to win Gold. Unbelievable. Just fantastic badminton, who doesn't love that? (Ok, maybe those whose favorite pair didn't win, but as a fan of badminton in general, this was an amazing feat.)
     
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    Of course VA is another level, probably one of the.best, if not the very best. However lets not forget the fact that heo and angus are already another level for kevin, yet he beat them, with ease.

    Of course i would say VA chance of winning is like, 90% even before the start pf the match. However i just hope that, well Kevin can produce yet another fight of his career. Isn't it wonderful to have such inspiring story in a small America country where someone relatively unknown, defies all odds, to well win at least a medal in Olympics?
     
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    Thank you so much for your insight . I dont like to see those comments or twitter , hence I dont know how to response when I see it . I m rooting for CYF to win women single event .
    Follow her since 2016 , and her tremendous development in badminton really deserve to win Olympic .
     
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    Feng Yanzhe is your guy!
     
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    Immense pressure on CYF to win today against TTY
     
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    王齊麟、李洋是國中同學,國二李洋轉進中山國中時,王齊麟已是校隊主將,兩人無論是練球、還是對戰,李洋總是只有「被虐」的份。早慧的王齊麟,當時已經在國內各級比賽嶄露頭角,是學校的雙打扛霸子,身為候補選手的李洋,將之當成遙遠追逐的目標,不斷訓練自己。對於當時的李洋來說,和王齊麟配對簡直像是天方夜譚。
    不過,王齊麟也並非沒有敵手。那時同在中山國中的,還有今年征戰奧運男子單打的王子維;在單打賽場上,王子維是王齊麟始終無法跨越的高牆,也因此,教練安排王齊麟轉戰雙打,盼他能在此開拓出自己的一片天。

    Wang Chi-Lin, Lee Yang and Wang Tze Wei were all from the same middle. WCL was unable to overcome WTW, hence the coach decided to switch WCL to doubles.
     
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  15. Mystic_BBQ_Bun

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    I think
    It work out perfectly for Wang/Lee, I think they only lost one match in 2021, the Olympic first match against India. They have been in great form the past 7 months.
     
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    The Indians must be proud... I mean the beat the Olympic Champion in Olympics!!
     
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    I wasn't even following Greysia/Rahayu's journey and yet am emotional right now
    What a legend she is, transporting emotions

    Really happy they won
     

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