Badminton: Yufei units her sights on successful Asiad gold on her residence turf | Jobs Punch

China’s Chen Yufei is aiming to win his first Asian Video games gold medal in his hometown, Hangzhou, China this September.

The 24-year-old Yufei and her teammates misplaced the 2018 version in Palembang, Jakarta after they settled for silver after dropping to Japan, 1-3 within the girls’s staff finals. Yufei additionally didn’t advance previous the quarter-finals after dropping to Akane Yamaguchi within the girls’s singles.

The World No. 2 that Yufei admitted that competing in his residence nation excites him and he won’t put himself beneath undue stress to dwell as much as the expectations of his followers.

“The stress is all the time there once I compete in my hometown, but it surely makes me extra excited,” Yufei mentioned.

“The followers at residence will definitely hope that I can obtain a superb end result, however I’ll strive to not care an excessive amount of about what others assume and concentrate on making ready nicely to place up a superb combat.

“I’ve by no means gained the title earlier than, so I hope to win the gold medal.

“Nonetheless, I consider the method is extra essential,” Yufei mentioned.

Yufei confirmed that she is on course after reaching the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open. He defeated Carolina Marin of Spain, 21-18, 21-19 within the quarter-finals on the Axiata Enviornment yesterday.

He’ll face An Se-young of South Korea as we speak, who defeated Wang Zhiyi of China, 21-17, 16-21, 21-19 within the different quarter-final match.

Yufei has gained eight of his 9 conferences with the Korean, however he’s nonetheless cautious of the matchup.

Yufei’s solely loss to Se-young was final yr’s Malaysian Masters, and it was in straight video games.

“Successful the sport as we speak (yesterday) was an affirmation for myself, however I made plenty of errors and I had a tough time focusing.

“I appear to be centered this time, however I simply lose it.

“The earlier report can’t be used as a normal to find out the winner…moreover, I misplaced to him on the similar place final yr.”

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