Jin Wei just raring to go
RATHER than being concerned about being the youngest players in the national squad, Goh Jin Wei is itching to get on court for the Sudirman Cup which gets underway in the Gold Coast, Australia in slightly over a week.
There is hardly any expectation on the women’s singles shuttler, but the 2015 world junior champion is determined to deliver a point for the national squad in an effort to help them reach the semi-finals, at least.
Since the inception of the tournament in 1989, Malaysia have only reached the last four stage once — in 2009 in Guangzhou, China.
“Of course there is pressure but I’m not too worried about it. If I can give my best and play to my true potential, I should not be concerned about anything else.
“Malaysia have got a very good chance of doing well this time and it is very important for everyone to try and win a point.
“In a team event, team spirit is very crucial as anything can happen anytime,” said Jin Wei, who only recently recovered from a foot injury
The World No 30, who suffered a fractured metatarsal in January, made a comeback last month at the Malaysia Open in Kuching.
“I feel I’m getting better with each tournament since making a return last month.
“My target is to give my best and hopefully peak in Australia, where I want to help my teammates.”
The other women’s singles making the trip is former national No 1 Soniia Cheah Su Ya.
Men’s singles world No 1 Lee Chong Wei, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, men’s doubles’ Goh V Shem, Tan Wee Kiong, Ong Yew Sin, Teo Ee Yi, women’s doubles’ Vivian Hoo Kah Mun, Woon Khe Wei, Lee Meng Yean, Chow Mei Kuan and mixed doubles’ Tan Kian Meng, Chan Peng Soon, Lai Pei Jing, Cheah Yee See are the others in the Malaysian squad.
Malaysia are in Group 1C with Japan and Germany. Fabian Peter
Of course there is pressure but I’m not too worried about it. If I can give my best and play to my true potential, I should not be concerned about anything else.
GOH JIN WEI
Goh Jin Wei