Badminton: Tai Tzu Ying goals medals at global championship and Olympics before retiring next year
World number one Tai Tzu Ying has introduced that she could dangle her boots after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and her number one goal now changed into to win the arena championship and Olympic gold, Malaysian newspaper The Star Online pronounced on Saturday.
The 24-yr-old, who has been one of the most dominant determine within the badminton circuit given that August 2016, is yet to win a medal in both the mega events. The Chinese Taipei shuttler feels her profession will sense whole if she wins a medal in Tokyo but insisted that she will be able to stop irrespective of her overall performance in the Japanese capital.
“I’ve no longer gained the huge ones even though I’ve been on the top of the scores for a while. So all my awareness is on prevailing the World Championship in Basel (Switzerland) this year (in August) and the Olympic gold subsequent 12 months,” Tzu-Ying changed into quoted as announced by the paper.
“My badminton career could be complete if I can win a medal at the Olympics, but whether or not I win a medal or no longer, I’ll nonetheless retire,” stated the shuttler, who has slipped from the number one world ranking for just weeks in April remaining year in view that December 2016.
Tzu-Ying becomes favourite to cease her medal drought at the 2018 global championship in China however misplaced to He Bingjiao in the quarterfinals and had skipped the 2017 edition for the World University Games in Taipei. She had lost to PV Sindhu inside the 2016 Rio Olympics pre-quarterfinal spherical.
The proficient shuttler, who reached the finals of the Malaysian Open on Saturday, would be 26 in 2020 however explained why she won’t want to retain any also. “I’ve given my all to badminton for ten years, and this is enough for me. I’ve to run at the courtroom extra than maximum players to cover my weaknesses due to my small size, so I suppose it’s sufficient.”
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