18th BWF World Championships 2010
Paris, France August 23-29, 2010
| Men's Singles
|| Jin Chen (CHN) videos
|| Taufik Hidayat (INA)
| Women's Singles
|| Lin Wang (CHN) videos
|| Xin Wang (CHN)
| Men's Doubles
|| Yun Cai/Haifeng Fu (CHN) videos
|| Kien Keat Koo & Boon Heong Tan (Mas)
| Women's Doubles
|| Jing Du/ Yang (F) Yu (CHN) videos
|| Jin Ma / Xiaoli Wang (CHN)
| Mixed Doubles
|| Bo Zheng / Jin Ma (CHN)
|| Hanbin He / Yang (F) Yu (CHN)
Aug 29, 2010
- Chinese have exceeded their goal. They swept all 5 gold medals!
- Chinese men's doubles team nick-named "wind & cloud", beat the 1st seed Malaysia pair in a close match, 18-21, 21-18, 21-14. They become the 1st MD pair to have the three-time World Champion title in history (2006, 2009, 2010). "Wind & Cloud" pair play styles complement each other in the court. Cai Yun, "the cloud", had fast block and refined net shots normally set up for “the wind” Fu Haifu who had world record fast smash from the back court. In the third game of the finals, "the wind" had a smash clocked 303 km/hr which sets the record for this championship.
- Jin Chen was born in 1986 January, started badminton when he was 5 years old. By using deep clear and tight drops, He had patiently dragged down older players such as Peter Gade and Taufik Hidayat. His stamina & height make his sudden jump smash absolutely effective. He beat Taufik in the finals 21-13, 21-15 in 47 minutes.
- Chinese ladies players are so strong they won all medals for singles and Doubles. Chinese Ladies are 9 times doubles Champions.
Aug 27, 2010 - Biggest upset in quarter finals - Chongwei Lee & Dan Lin are both out!
- Two months ago Taufik Hidayat lost to Chongwei Lee in the finals and settled for the silver medal in Indonesia Open. This time he beat Lee back in 3 games 21-15, 11-21, 21-12, , shattered the Malaysian’s dream of possess a gold medal in the World Championship.
- Lin Dan was born in 1983 October. He has won all 24 international tournaments from 2006 to 2009 including Olympic 2008, three times World Champion (2007, 2008, 2009). His powerful smash, stunning defence and recovery speed that made him seem unbeatable. Lin Dan lost to Korean Sung Hwan Park whose coach is Mao Li originally from China. Mao Li wasthe Men's Singles Head coach. 1998 Mao Li had disagreement with the current Chinese Head Coach Yongbo Li and left Chnese National coach team went overseas. He had since trained a few top notch overseas badminton players such as Chongwei Lee of Malaysia, Sung Hwan Park of Korea, who are able to beat the Chinese National players once in a while.
Aug 24, 2010:
- Stephan WOJCIKIEWICZ had a very good victory today over Dmytro Zavadsky of the Ukraine 21-18, 21-19 (3000 points for a first round victory and his opponent was ranked 52nd versus 60th)
- Toby Ng and Grace Gao (25th in the world) lost 21-8, 21-16 to the Japanese pair Noriyasu Hirata and Maeda Miyuki (34th in the world)
- Carl Baxter had won his first round against Michel Matejka of Slovakia 21-10, 21-12.
- Anna Rice lost her fight against Pui Yin Yip (ranked 12th ) of Hong Kong 19-21,, 13-21
Aug 23, 2010:
David Snider and Anna Rice have won their fir round of world Championship ... draws
Gold Medals Contenders:
- Malaysia: Lee Chong Wei – Men’s Singles ranked #1, All England 2010 Champion, Men’s Singles seeded #1 for this tournament… but he haven’t once won this title yet; Men’s Doubles seeded #1 Kien Keat Koo & Boon Heong Tan are also from Malaysia but Malaysian haven’t be able to win any gold medal in world Championship since 1977. Malaysia gornverment has raised the gold medal bonus for individual from $9500 US to $15,000 US to stimulate the players to reach the hope for any gold medal.
- China: Lin Dan – Winner of four gold medals: Mens Singles of 2008 Olympic, 2006, 2007 & 2009 World Championship. He ranked #3 just because he missed quite a few Super Series Tournaments this year. The 4th seed Chen Jin and 10th seed Bao Chunlai and 1st seed ladies Doubles Jin Ma & Xiaoli Wang are all able to get the gold medals. Head Coach Li Yongbo expected his team to capture at least 3 gold medals. He has commanded his player not to challenge any umpiring decisions regardless of any errors may occur.
- Indonesia: Taufik Hidayat – Mens Singles seeded #5, Gold medalist of 2004 Olympic, 2005 World Champion and twice Asia Champion (2002 & 2010). Ever since he got married and become a father, his world ranking has slipped. This summer his second child, a boy has arrived. At the age of 29, he felt the age has caught up with him. He said he may retire before the next Olympic in London.
- Denmark:Peter Gade – Men’s Singles seeded #2 for this tournament A talented player had mastered both West & East style of play for over 20 years. At 34, his peak is over, but he still able to post a threat in the finals
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