Nationwide blended doubles coach Nova Widianto believes that the optimistic efficiency of Chen Tang Jie-Toh Ee Wei and Hoo Pang Ron-Teoh Mei Xing within the Malaysian Open will give them an opportunity to compete to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
“My goal for each pairs on this match is to succeed in the quarter-finals a minimum of,” stated Nova.
Tang Jie-Ee Wei truly made it to the final eight whereas Pang Ron-Mei Xing misplaced within the second spherical.
“Each pairs put up a superb combat of their matches and it’s encouraging as that is solely their third match,” he stated.
“My objective stays, which is to get a minimum of one among them to qualify for the Olympics and I imagine that primarily based on their performances right here, they’ve an opportunity,” stated the Indonesian, who was appointed on the finish of final month.
Tang Jie-Ee Wei shocked world No. 6 Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing and Hylo Open champions Rehan Naufal-Lisa Ayu of Indonesia earlier than dropping to world No. 3 of Thailand’s Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai whereas Pang Ron-Mei Xing overthrew Japan’s world No. 16 Kyohei Yamashita-Naru Shinoya however misplaced to world No. 5 Thom Gicquel-Delphine Delrue.
Presently, the world No. 147 Tang Jie-Ee Wei and the world No. 157 Pang Ron-Mei Xing face a battle to enter the Olympics as unbiased pair Kian Meng-Pei Jing and world No. 7 Goh Quickly Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie was forward of them within the race to qualify.
The one-year Olympic qualifying interval begins in Might and solely two pairs from a rustic could make the minimize so long as each are within the prime eight on the finish of the qualifying interval.
Regardless of the tough process forward, Nova continues to imagine in her prices.
“I’ve solely been teaching the 2 pairs for some time and we are able to see that they’ve the flexibility and want to combat for a spot within the Olympics,” he stated.
“By way of their sport play, they want some sharpening.
“I would like them to proceed to enhance after this, to allow them to climb the ranks sooner.”
Of their first match collectively, Tang Jie-Ee Wei received the lower-tier Bangladesh Worldwide Problem and completed runner-up to Pang Ron-Mei Xing within the Malaysian Worldwide Problem.
The 2 pairs are set to satisfy once more within the first spherical of the Indian Open which begins on Tuesday.