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Bao Chunlai and Gail EMMS / Nathan ROBERTSON journey in Beijing ends..

August 15, 2008

Being the 3rd seed in the Men’s Singles, I expected Chunlai to take on Chong Wei in the Semi’s. This will not happen as Bao Chunlai lost in the quarters to Lee Hyunil of Korea 23-21 and 21-11. Looks like there would only be 1 Chinese player who will make it to the Men’s singles finals as Lee Hyunil will take on Lee Chong Wei in the other Semi’s. Bao Chunlai again fails to impress me as his style of play seems to be very safe game play and it is less aggressive compared to Lin Dan and Chong Wei game play. I think with Chunlai out of the scene now, Chong Wei will have a easy passage to the Finals..

Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson in the Quaterfinals

Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson in the Quaterfinals

In the Mix Doubles, Great Britain’s hopes for a Gold vanished when Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson lost 21-19 21-12 to Lee Hyojung and Lee Yongdae of Korea in the quarters. Looks like the Koreans are going on strong this competitions with a couple of semifinals entries. The funny bit is that we have 4 Lee’s in the Semis 🙂 Lee Chong Wei, Lee Hyunil, Lee Hyojung and Lee Yongdae (Are they family or something??). 

The semis will be an exciting one for sure. Do catch the semis via my links to live badminton streaming.

Adios dudes and dudettes!

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