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Taufik goes out with pride

August 13, 2008

I did a post on Taufik’s lost to Wong Choon Han recently. Even though he lost the game, I take off my hats to Taufik for being present at the games despite being admitted for Dengue and for giving everything he had against Choon Han. Its not easy for anyone to come back from Dengue and play against top class players; Taufik did just that and it proves that he has matured and he’s truly a professional in the sport… He gave Choon Han a run for his money in the first set however it wasn’t enough to win. He went out with style and gracefully. In my mind I thought that if Taufik were to win the first set, then he would get thru to the next round. Anyhow, I do hope to see Taufik playing more this year and I do hope that he shows us more of his talent in the future tournaments.

To those who missed out on the game, here’s some highlights I managed to get from youtube.. you can also check the Badminton Olympics LIVE here.

Ciao da mao

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. murdoc82 permalink
    August 14, 2008 5:50 pm

    Just an update to those who maybe didn’t know. Wong Choong Han lost to Hsieh Yu-Hsing from Chinese Taipei for a place in quarter final. Personally I think the previous match where he beat Taufik Hidayat (defending champion from Athens 2004) has taken its toll on him.

  2. Mark D. Lee permalink*
    August 14, 2008 5:55 pm

    Sad to see him go out to the Chinese Taipei player.. I thought he would pull through.. Thanks for the note murdoc82.. I’m sure he was tired after the game with Taufik.. Credit to Choon Han for playing well againts Taufik.. I had not seen him play like this in 2 years.. He always had a good fighting spirit..

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