KUALA LUMPUR: Former nationwide blended doubles participant Goh Liu Ying mentioned the unwavering assist of his father, Goh Chak Wee, 66, is what motivated him to excel in badminton within the worldwide enviornment.
Liu Ying, 33, who was unhappy when met after his retirement ceremony specifically organized by the Badminton Affiliation of Malaysia (BAM) earlier than the beginning of the semi-finals of the Malaysia Open on the Axiata Enviornment right here right now, mentioned he was his father. who first launched him to badminton when he was solely three years outdated simply to instill in him the love of the game.
“I would not be right here if it wasn’t for him. Dad all the time advised me that he was unhappy when he obtained injured in video games. He’ll ask whether or not his choice to play badminton was proper or not,” he advised reporters.
Hailing from Alor Gajah in Melaka, the shuttler additionally mentioned that his father didn’t anticipate to see him, the eldest of three siblings, be chosen to play for the nation and ultimately win a silver medal on the 2016 Rio Olympics together with his associate Chan. Peng Quickly.
Nevertheless, Chak Wee mentioned that he’s unhappy that his daughter will see extra motion on the courtroom however on the identical time he’s completely satisfied that she is going to not undergo from accidents whereas taking part in after this.
“I took him to observe the Olympic Video games when he was solely three years outdated. He was sitting quietly behind me.
“Earlier than she entered the Bukit Jalil Sports activities College, Liu Ying was a well-fed baby who all the time went to matches collectively not like her mom.
“I aspired to develop into a badminton participant, however as a consequence of monetary causes it was not doable, we could not even purchase a superb racket, we simply used wood rackets. Liu Ying helped us notice that need,” he mentioned.
As for his future, Liu Ying mentioned he plans to prepare a sequence of tournaments beginning with competitions for younger newbie gamers and veterans in Kuala Lumpur earlier than increasing to different states.
“I’ll begin organizing extra badminton competitions, possibly not simply badminton however I’ll undoubtedly begin badminton in February, 3 vs 3, in April with Astro. As a result of I do know Malaysians love badminton a lot, that is why I am making an attempt to prepare one thing,” he mentioned.
Liu Ying, who is without doubt one of the greatest blended doubles gamers to have performed for the nation, returned with Peng Quickly for the Malaysia Open however misplaced 21-18, 15-21, 7-21 to the Indonesian pair of Rehan Naufal. Kushajanto- Lisa Ayu Kusumawati within the first spherical final Tuesday. He introduced his retirement as a badminton participant after that.
It was a significant ending as he was Peng Quickly’s badminton associate 13 years in the past.
Moreover the Olympic Video games silver medal, Liu Ying has additionally achieved varied worldwide achievements together with the 2018 Commonwealth bronze, two SEA Video games medals, the 2010 Asian Championship gold, the 2017 All-England silver and the 2018 Indonesian Open silver. – Bernama