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Monday, June 28, 2010

Badminton jumpsmash and spinning netshot in Chinese

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Conclusion of Li-Ning Singapore Open 2010

WS-expected Saina Nehwal to win as China sent only Lu Lan

MS-unexpected for Sony Dwi Kuncoro to win. But after taking down LCW, he is the clear favourite

MD-Totally unexpected for the unheralded Taiwanese pair to win the title. The defeat of Markis Kido and Setiawan helped their cause

XD-no surprise as the veteran Danish pair claimed the title

WD-unexpected as the Singapore pair defeated the Olympic silver medalist from Korea

The tournament is somewhat dampened by team China's no show. Otherwise, the other top players came and play.
There was some draft owing to the air-conditioned, the stadium is pretty cold. Spectators need a jacket in order to keep warm.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Day 4 Li-Ning Singapore Open 2010

Further upsets of the day

Danish pair Carsten Morgen/Matthias Boe lost to unheralded Taiwanese pair,

While Lee Chong Wei lost to Sony Dwi Kuncoro.

Li-Ning Singapore Open 2010 day 3

Further upsets:

Koo Kien Kiat/Tan Boon heong lost in straight sets to Korean MD Ko Sung Hyun/Yoo yeon Seong.

While Hafiz Hashim lost to Dicky Palyama in straight sets.

Was browsing through the Li-Ning stuff, but found the merchandise too expensive.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Li-Ning Singapore Open day 2

One of the matches today pitting former 2003 All-England champ Muhd Hafiz Hashim vs Andrew Smith.

There was a heavy downpour of rain in Singapore in the morning.

This cause a leak in the roof of the indoor stadium.

Therefore, the matches were delayed for up to 3 hours. The night games were postponed to 9am on Thursday.

Li-Ning Singapore Open 2010 Day 1

A demo machine that shoots shuttlecock.

A Vietnamese player volunteers to defend against the fast shuttle shot from the machine.

1st day, there's a lot of qualifying round players.

Was surprised to see 2008 Olympic bronze medalist WS player of Indonesia,Maria Kristin Yulianti.She lost in a rubber game.

Another surprise was the partnership of Singapore's Ronald Susilo and Chandra Wijaya of Indonesia.

Friday, June 11, 2010

World Cup fever

With the World Cup this month, badminton games and tournament will live under the World Cup's shadows.

It's gonna be interesting still to attend the Singapore Open and see what's going on.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Indonesian Badminton Movie

Here is the original link to the Youtube movie.

But I guess it's taken down by Youtube for copyright infringement.

Brief synopsis, it's a kiddie/teen movie about badminton set in Indonesia revolving around concept of rags to riches, feel good movie and overcoming hardship.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Muscle Power grommets

Just bought some of these from Japan.

Interesting to fit it to my racquets.

Singapore Open 2010

The games are around the corner. Coniciding with the FIFA World Cup and Singapore Youth Olympics.

Excited to watch the games again live and on tv.