Badminton: Wiser Shevon will keep away from previous errors within the Olympic qualifying race | Jobs Punch


PETALING JAYA: As soon as bitten, twice shy.

The impartial combined doubles pair Goh Quickly Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie can’t keep away from the errors that resulted of their defeat on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Decided the world No. 7 pairs to reconcile by sustaining their rating to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The one-year qualifying interval is scheduled to start in Could.

“The final Olympic qualification race did loads for us. We pushed arduous to chop however lastly acquired bored with considering.

“This time, we’re extra skilled and know what we’ve to do to qualify.

“We do not need to make the identical errors as earlier than and lose once more,” he mentioned.

Final yr, Quickly Huat-Shevon was ranked No. 11 and missed the Tokyo Video games after ending behind Chan Peng Quickly-Goh Liu Ying, who positioned seventh.

A rustic is allowed a most of two pairs so long as each are within the high eight on the finish of the qualifying interval.

Presently, Quickly Huat-Shevon and fellow impartial pair Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing (No. 6) are each in good place and are Malaysia’s greatest guess for Paris Video games berths.

“It is a tight race between us and to be secure, we all know we have to keep within the high eight to make sure qualification.

“Additionally, we need to keep our rating from now till Could, in order that we’re seeded in main tournaments.

“This may assist us keep away from different seeded pairs within the first spherical and provides us a neater path,” added the 29-year-old.

Huat-Shevon will quickly compete with world No. 54 of Taiwan’s Chang Ko-chi-Lee Chih-chen within the first spherical of the Malaysian Open beginning tomorrow.

A win would probably see them face high seeds Zheng Siwei-Huang Yaqiong of China within the second spherical.



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