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Friday, August 15, 2008

Malaysia final hope for GOLD MEDAL in Olympics 2008

BEIJING, (AFP) - Lee Chong Wei steamrolled Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro Thursday to reach the Olympic badminton men's semi-finals and keep Malaysia's hopes alive of winning its first ever gold medal.

Lee, ranked second in the world, played down his 21-9, 21-11 quarter-final victory over the Indonesian, achieved with a mixture of delicate drop shots and airborne attacks, saying the Athens bronze medallist had been nervous.

Lee was also circumspect about his chances of causing an upset over China to clinch gold, saying although he had beaten their three players before, they were enjoying a home ground advantage.

"Maybe it's too tough for me but I'll try," he said of possibly reaching the final where, barring a major upset, he would meet world number one Lin Dan.

"The loss of the other Malaysian players made me a little upset but I need to concentrate on the men's singles and try to get to the final."

China are gunning for a clean sweep of all five golds with the men's singles firmly in their sights after failing to clinch the coveted title in Athens.

source : Malaysia's Lee steamrolls into Olympic badminton semis

Malaysia has only ever won three (3) Olympic medals, one silver and two bronze, all of them in badminton. Therefore our final hope on Lee Chong Wei for Msia's first gold medal in Olympics 2008.

Lee and 3 of the semi-finalist, one from South Korea and two from China.
Luckily 2 of the china semi-finalist, Lin Dan and Chen Jin is competing between themselves. Thus, China will definitely have a place into the finals.
Lee C. W will beat the semi-finals against Lee Hyunli later this evening today at 6.30pm.

Will finish my work and rush home to watch the live competition... hahaa MALAYSIA BOLEH..!!

*Updated 7.38pm

yeah..!! Malaysia won the semi-final!!!  
1st match : Lee C.W won 21 against 18 Lee Hyunli
2nd match : Lee C.W lost 13 against 21 Lee Hyunli
Final match : Lee C. W won 21 against 13 Lee Hyunli

yo yo yo... MALAYSIA heading for final match on Sunday....


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