This is a follow-up to my previous entry “Tale of Two Shuttlers”
According to The Sunday Times (01 June 2008 ) report, the Singapore Badminton Association has decided to give the sole men single’s berth to Ronald Susilo because it feels that he is training well and injury-free and a better medal hope than rival Kendrick Lee.
Well, the SBA has made its decision and one has to respect it, because I am certain, a lot of expert opinion was involved.
Unfortunately, unless he gets a good draw, I don’t see Ronald making it to the quarters this time (which he did at the 2004 Olympics). But I hope I am proven wrong because I like the chap and I feel a stronger sense of affinity to him than our “made-in-China’ national table-tennis teams.
So all the best, Ron. I’ll be rooting for you.
Pity the SBA didn’t consider organising a physical battle between the two shuttlers for the Beijing ticket though. Missed opportunity there to raise the profile of Singapore badminton on the eve of the Aviva Singapore Open.
Yours in sport
Singapore Sports Fan
Note: The pic of Ronald is from the Team Singapore website (www.teamsingapore.com.sg)