The national badminton squad is gearing up for the Tokyo Olympics in a bid to emulate their best achievement of winning three silvers at Rio 2016.
Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) acting president, Mohamed Al Amin Abdul Majid said the national team is on the right platform considering they have young players capable of challenging for titles except world no. 1 shuttler, Lee Chong Wei.
However, there is also much to improve in terms of the grand plan to reinitiate Malaysia’s status as one of the badminton superpowers in the world.
“It’ll definitely be hard to top the achievement in Rio as we entered three finals out of the five events being contested.
“It won’t be easy to do it again in Tokyo, but we have four more years to prepare and we begin now,” he said, as quoted by Utusan Online.
Men’s singles ace Chong Wei clinched his third silver at the Games, alongside men’s doubles and mixed doubles duos Goh V Shem / Tan Wee Kiong and Chan Peng Soon / Goh Liu Ying, while women’s doubles pairing Vivian Hoo / Woon Khe Wei reached the quarter-finals and women’s singles player Tee Jing Yi crashed out from the group stages due to injury.