14 August 2008

Is Li Jiawei our only hope?


Singapore has beat South Korea in the Semi Finals and will be up against China in the Finals!


Li Jiawei: Currenly ranked 4th in the world.

Li Jiawei and team (Singapore women's Table Tennis team is ranked 2nd in the world after China) stands a very good chance to deliver Singapore's first Olympics medal after 48 years. They have beat the US and Nigeria 3-o in both the matches for the women's category. The men's team also did a good job, trashing Canada in their opening match.

Will Li Jiawei bring glory to Singapore, after her "flag sweeping" incident last Friday? I believe if she scores a medal for Singapore, netizens will forgive her for her "insenstive act", which was blown out of proportion. If you have no idea what I am talking about, just do a Google with the following words "Li Jiawei sweep Singapore flag Olympics", you should be able to get quite a handful of results.

I have always been a great fan of Li Jiawei, and though she has always been labelled as "imported" talent, but she is afterall groomed by Singapore, and we as Singaporeans should give her our fullest support.

I mean Singapore "bought" her over in 1995 because they saw a potential in her, and all is history now because she is currently the number 6 in the women's table tennis world ranking. She finished 4th in the Athens Game in 2004.

Li Jiawei is our only hope for this Olympics and I wish her the best in her upcoming matches.

If you have missed the matches, these are the results:

USA: Wang Yuegu/Li Jiawei (SIN) beat Gao Jun/Huang Xi (US) 11-5, 11-9, 11-7
Ngeria: Li Jiawei (SIN) bt Offiong Cecilia Otu (NIG) 11-7, 11-7, 11-6
Nigeria: Wang Yuegu/Li Jiawei (SIN) bt Oshonaike Funke/Offiong Cecilia Otu (NIG) 13-15, 11-5, 11-5, 11-5

Catch Li Jiawei and team in their Finals against China!!!

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pr1mero said...

I don't care. China gymnasts are hawwwwt. Dwool dwool.

Daryl Teo said...

I think i love JingJing Guo! Sorry i know it's not relevant but i had to. =)

Jas said...


I quite kind of like Li Jia Wei sometime ago.

wish them all the best!

pr1mero said...

4 years of training, of course get better.

Marc, 27 said...

pr1mero: I agree with u, they are hot.

daryl, its ok, everyone has different preferences.

jas, quite like only ah? I like Li Jiawei a lot a lot. haha.