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2008 Olympics

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Postby shanshanchua » August 17th, 2008 3:30 pm

Well, women's table tennis team event finals, Singapore lost to China (expected), so it's China (gold), Singapore (silver) and Korea (bronze). But honestly, watching the Koreans' defensive chopping style really drives me crazy! I'm sure it drives their opponents crazy too.

And Korea's badminton mixed doubles upset the Indonesians in straight sets to clinch the gold!!

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Postby Keith » August 18th, 2008 2:10 am

shanshanchua wrote:Singapore beat Korea in the womens table tennis team event semi-finals. I'm really sorry that our win had to be over Korea, but this is REALLY very significant for Singapore, because this will be our first medal since 1960!!


Congratulations Singapore on their first medal since 1960! So that means Korea will have a chance at the Bronze, right? Hope so!

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Postby dewnyc » August 19th, 2008 12:42 am

Korea also takes Bronze in the table tennis men's team event.
It's too bad that Ryu Seung Min lost a handful of matches in the competition, but he did clinch the medal. Hopefully he'll play better in trying to defend his singles title from Athens.

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Postby dewnyc » August 19th, 2008 11:23 pm

Yoo Won-chul gets a Silver in gymnastics (on parallel bars)

A bit late, but there was also the weightlifter Jang Mi-ran who won Gold, setting 3 world records for the highest weight class in the process, so she could be considered "world's strongest woman". I saw MBC show a segment about her. A few days prior to that, Sa Jae-hyouk won Korea's first Gold in weightlifting.

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Postby dewnyc » August 22nd, 2008 5:20 am

Korea wins 2 Golds in taekwondo to achieve its goal of 10 Gold Medals

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Postby dewnyc » August 23rd, 2008 2:18 pm

What a finish in baseball! What a run through the tournament!
That gives Korea its 13th Gold Medal, a new record for an Olympic Games

Also, Rain will perform at the Closing Ceremony on Sunday night.

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Postby rooraa » August 26th, 2008 1:14 am

I saw the closing ceremony! It was amazing :D I saw 왕리홈 performing but I'm still puzzled as to why 비 performed there... :shock:

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Postby dewnyc » August 26th, 2008 2:37 am

Both the opening and closing ceremonies were quite a show.

Sad that the Games are over, but we'll do it all again in 18 months, with the 2010 Winter Olympics. The focus of Koreans then will probably be on the short track speed skaters and Kim Yu-Na.

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Postby rooraa » August 26th, 2008 4:47 am

I can't wait! :D

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Postby hyunwoo » August 26th, 2008 5:13 am

dewnyc wrote:What a finish in baseball! What a run through the tournament!
That gives Korea its 13th Gold Medal, a new record for an Olympic Games


Yeah this year's Olympic was the best year in the Korean baseball history! :) They won every single game... that was really awesome.

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Postby hyunwoo » August 26th, 2008 5:13 am

rooraa wrote:I saw the closing ceremony! It was amazing :D I saw 왕리홈 performing but I'm still puzzled as to why 비 performed there... :shock:


Yeah people are wondering about the same question here, too :D

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Postby rooraa » August 27th, 2008 12:59 am

ㅎㅎ, I guess he's really popular in China?

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