Saturday, July 28, 2007

From the Courtside: More pics from the Bingo Bonanza Philippine Open 2007 (2/3)

As promised, I am posting more pics I took during the 2007 Bingo Bonanza Philippine Open Badminton Tournament. These pics were taken during the finals held on 22 July 2007.

Men's Singles Finals: Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) def. Chen Hong (China)

A heart-warming scene: Lee giving Chen Hong a hug after the match Women's Doubles Finals: Yu Chin Chien and Wen Hsing Cheng (Chinese Taipei) def. Pan Pan and Qing Tian (China)

Zhou Mi of Hongkong who bagged the Women's Singles Title


Mixed Doubles Finals: Lilyana Natsir and Nova Widianto (Indonesia) def. Yu Mi Hwang and Sang Hoon Han (Korea)



Finally, the Men's Doubles Finals: Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong (Malaysia) def. Zhendong Guo and Zhongbo Xie (China)




Men's Doubles Champions being awarded by Former First Lady Amelita Ramos



It was a very successful tournament. I leave you with some snippets from the very exciting Men's Doubles game. Enjoy! Have a happy weekend everyone!



10 comments:

momoftwo said...

Ang saya naman I have not seen badminton in a while. Ikaw kumuha ng video? I can hear someone talking sa background hehe. Is that FVR in the pic too?

kyels said...

I was thrilled when they won! It was a good match though.

;D

ladybug said...

momoftwo> Yes, ako ang kumuha ng video. Kaso yung maingay eh yung mga katabi naman...hahaha. Yes also to the second query, si FVR nga yun. Si Ming Ramos kasi ang president ng Philippine Badminton Association eh.

ladybug said...

kyels> Yes, they also have a lot of fans here. I'm sure the video you watched is a lot clearer than what I took. I just wanted you all to see the reaction of the crowd. Hahaha....saya noh?!

ipanema said...

wow! i envy you being there face to face with world class players! ako pasmado ata kamay ko, hindi marunong kumuha ng video.:)

ladybug said...

ipanema> Yes, I felt lucky to be near these world-class players. And I felt even honored when the Malaysian coach Misbun Sidek greeted my husband. Aba! Magkakilala pala sila! Nagkalaban pala sila nung kapanahunan nila. About the video, nako, pasmado rin nga kamay ko. Buti na lang may anti-shake yung camera. Kaso ampangit naman ng quality. Ngek. Tsaka ampangit ng puwesto ko. Hahaha....we can't have it all.

Major Tom said...

I think I caught this event live on Solar Sports the other day. Alive talaga ang badminton scene dito that foreign players come here to play....

snglguy said...

Alive and kicking na talaga ang badminton dito sa atin. Kailan kaya makakapag-produce ng world champion ang Pinas?

Hmm, may kalbong umeentra sa view ng camera mo, hehe. :-D

ladybug said...

major tom> Yes, naipalabas nga recently sa Solar Sports etong tourney at nare-replay pa nga eh. Exciting nga talaga. Iba ang dalang excitement ng mga foreign players na talagang kilalang magaling sa badminton.

ladybug said...

snglguy> Mahihirapan tayong makapag-produce ng world-champion hanggang hindi naalis ang politika sa national team at hanggang hindi nabibigyan ng sapat na suporta ng gobyerno ang mga atleta natin. Hirap pating makapag-ensayo ng maayos dahil imbes na asikasuhin ang pag-eensayo, kailangang makakuha ng raket na pagtuturo para lang masuportahan ang sarili. Tsk tsk...

Tunkol naman sa kalbong ume-entra...hirap nga akong ia-angat ang camera para hindi mapansin pero nakita mo pa rin....hahahaha! Lol.