Latest Badminton News and Articles

Malaysian, Indonesian boo-boys upset Chinese

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 15 February 2007
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 514

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's badminton players get rattled by rowdy crowds in Malaysia and Indonesia and prefer playing in front of the more respectful European audiences, according to national team coach Li Yongbo.

The rivalry between world No.1 Lin Dan and Indonesia's Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat, as well as the resentment felt by Asia's traditional badminton powerhouses at China's growing dominance, has made for some hostile receptions for Li's players.

"Fans in Malaysia and Indonesia are not so friendly," Li told Wednesday's China Daily. "Our players are booed and whistled when competing in those countries.

"We have no way to avoid these disruptions except by fully focusing on our matches. Our players must learn how to get past these interruptions from the stands."

Li said Chinese players were more comfortable in Europe.

"Fans there show more respect and cheer every player who plays well."

A rowdy and overwhelmingly Indonesian crowd cheered fiery Taufik to victory over Lin in the Asian Games final in Doha in December.

Li said the crowd in Madrid for the all-Chinese world championship semi-final between Lin and Chen Hong in September were far more sporting.

"There were so many foreign fans at the match and afterwards the whole stadium gave a long standing ovation for their brilliant performances," he said.

(source: The Star Online)

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: Chinese Taipei 2014

playbutton-2014-square-chinese-taipei-open
Watch Replays

Related Badminton News

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Glasgow 2014: 6 of 8 Malaysian shuttlers progress to the quarters

Glasgow: National singles Chong Wei Feng who was given the t

Glasgow 2014: Singapore shock India to win bronze

Glasgow: In a thrilling third place play-off, Singapore clin

Glasgow 2014: One down, more to go for Malaysia

Glasgow: Malaysia shuttlers showed great spirit in the first

Thomas Cup Final: Congratulations to Japan, thanks to Malaysia

New Delhi: In one of the classic Thomas Cup Final of the pas

Another Not-So-Smart move by BWF

Kuala Lumpur: Despite good intentions, from constant efforts

Lee Chong Wei wins 2013 BWF Male Player of the Year

New Delhi: Lee Chong Wei was named the BWF Male Player of th

Recommended Videos

  • 2014 Malaysia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Korea Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Singapore Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Championships - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Indonesia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Superseries Finals - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Denmark Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Japan Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Hong Kong Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 All England - Badminton Videos
Previous Next