KUALA LUMPUR: The fight for the Olympic Games price ticket is on and can the pleasant pair win.
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) are looking to push their pinnacle two mixed doubles pairs, Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie (international No. 13) and Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei
Jing (18), to earn their places in Tokyo for the next 12 months.
But unbiased pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying are also in the going for walks and are ranked higher at No. Five.
A usa is handiest allowed a maximum of representatives, furnished both pairs are within the top eight of the sector rankings on the cease of the qualification length in April subsequent year.
National blended doubles head educate Chin Ee Hui said her pairs would have to paintings doubly hard and additionally be given the truth that certainly one of them will omit the boat.
“Even before they left BAM, Peng Soon-Liu Ying have been the pinnacle pair. I never the idea of them as enemies; we are still friends,” stated Ee Hui.
“Soon Huat-Shevon and Kian Meng-Pei Jing must no longer be disheartened.”
The pairs will resume their chase for Olympic spots on the Indonesian Open from July sixteen-21.
Peng Soon-Liu Ying, seeded 5th, will play homesters and international No. 27 Ronald Ronald-Annisa Saufika within the commencing spherical at the same time as Kian Meng-Pei Jing take on China’s Lu Kai-Chen Lu who is ranked 16th.
Ee Hui said ought to Soon Huat recover from his thigh trouble, the pair will go up against global No. 23 Kohei Gondo-Ayana Kurihara of Japan.
“The medical doctors have given him the green light to play; however, I need to evaluate his situation first because I don’t need to rush him.”
On her re-appointment, as head educate, Ee Hui said her focus could be to look at over the pinnacle pairs while her deputy, Teo Kok Siang, will handle young couples Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei and Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See.
Former head teaches Pang Cheh Chang is now in price of the juniors.
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