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TableTennisDaily
07-11-2012, 11:07 AM
A short report about Timo Boll. The german player wants to win a medal in London after losing in the previous rounds in Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008).

Athens 2004: Timo Boll (GER) vs. Jan Ove Waldner (SWE) 1-4
Mens Singles Quarterfinal
Beijing 2008: Timo Boll (GER) vs. Oh Sang Eun (KOR) 1-4
Mens Singles Round of 16

Thanks to youtuber TTPoster for this video :)

To catch up on all the very latest from the London 2012 Olympics click here (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?3058-London-2012-Olympics-(Singles))

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Timo Boll - Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images

London Olympics 2012: Timo Boll


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUJVK5tGY-0&feature=g-all-u

German members if you could translate some of this that would be great! :)

Michal_Z
07-11-2012, 02:35 PM
Yes, good luck Timo, I think this is the last real chance to get some olympic medal in singles..
Although I dont think he will be able to make it, unless he shows some great form!
According to seedings he shall meet Zhang in the semifinals, if he can beat Chuang in quarters, will be tough.

Steven
07-11-2012, 09:15 PM
Translation (short): (W=Woman, T=Timo Boll)
W: Germany's best table tennis player has a hard competition internationally
T: The first 5 on the ranking are Chinese, and I'm 6th.
W: Timo has tested the Chinese for 10 years, in singles and teams, but still, there's not enough to cheer about.
T: We won't give up and I'll try again in London.
W: At the Beijing Olympics Germany plays against Japan in the semi final for a ticket to the final. Timo completes the game with his left hand.
T: At that point we were certain of an Olympic medal. It felt like "all limits were gone". I never experienced that feeling before and cried.
W: But again, China wins the final. And in singles, the multiple times European champion hasn't won a medal yet, after competing in 3 Olympics.
T: I've learned from Beijing and I hope I'll make it this time.

UpSideDownCarl
07-12-2012, 07:55 AM
Thanks for that abridged translation. It gives a good idea of what the conversation is about. Thank you for taking the time.

TurboS1
07-12-2012, 03:40 PM
Good luck Timo !