Monday, August 18, 2008

Dangers of Singapore Winning Gold

Today, the Singapore women's team will be competing against China for the team table tennis gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.

The only question on my mind is will Singapore be beaten 3-0 or 3-1? (To stretch the event to 5 matches is unthinkable).

Punditry aside, it's actually more dangerous for Singapore to beat China.

Why? Because Singapore is like (as others have said) China's B team. All the team members were recruited from China. 1999, 2007 and 2008 being the years they became Singapore citizens.

If Singapore do win, Singapore will have lost the talent pool on which to draw from more talent. China will surely shut the door on Singapore. "We made a mistake. We shouldn't have let them poach any of our table tennis players. We won't make the same mistake again."

It's just my opinion.

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