Badminton: French pair Gicquel-Delrue goals of glitter at dwelling Olympics | Jobs Punch

THOM Gicquel-Delphine Delrue (pic) goals to make historical past by changing into France’s first Olympics medalist.

The blended doubles pair, who lately reached a career-high fifth on the planet, are eyeing their qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

“Now we’re at our profession excessive, so we need to enhance one step and attain the highest 4 on the planet.

“Our dream is to win a medal on the Olympics and we nonetheless have time to work on it as a result of there’s nonetheless a yr and a half earlier than the Olympics,” stated Gicquel.

Delrue is pleased with their total efficiency final yr and believes that they’ve an amazing probability to qualify for the Olympics if they’ll proceed their constant efficiency.

“I believe we did nicely as we maintained a constant efficiency all year long, which helped enhance our rating,” he stated.

“We have not talked about qualification but however we’ve a chance to qualify based mostly on our rating, so we need to struggle for it.

“Now, we’ve to maintain our momentum going and maintain shifting,” Delrue stated.

Gicquel-Delrue surprised Rinov Rivaldy-Pitha Haningtyas Mentari of Indonesia, 21-18, 21-18 within the first spherical of the Malaysian Open on the Axiata Enviornment on Tuesday.

It was candy revenge for them once they defeated the Indonesian pair 21-14, 17-21, 22-24 within the third spherical of the World Tour Finals in Bangkok final month.

They are going to face Hoo Pang Ron-Teoh Mei Xing within the second spherical at present for a spot within the quarter-finals.

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