Go­ing to Ger­many to save her ca­reer

New Straits Times - - Sport -

GOH Liu Ying is now in Halle, Ger­many to res­cue her flag­ging bad­minton ca­reer.

The in­jury-prone shut­tler is seek­ing con­sul­ta­tion from a spe­cial­ist at the Cen­tre of Sports Sci­ence in Halle over her shoul­der and knee prob­lems.

Liu Ying, who part­nered Chan Peng Soon to the mixed dou­bles sil­ver medal at last year’s Rio Olympics, left for Ger­many last Satur­day and will only re­turn to Kuala Lumpur on June 9.

BA of Malaysia (BAM) pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria said Liu Ying is seek­ing a sec­ond opin­ion in hope of find­ing an al­ter­na­tive treatment for her shoul­der and knee in­juries.

“Liu Ying is a na­tional as­set for bad­minton and we want her to con­tinue play­ing un­til the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She is in Ger­many with our phys­io­ther­a­pist San­dra Fiedler,” said Norza yes­ter­day.

“We will do what­ever we can to help Liu Ying as the in­juries have been both­er­ing her progress. If there is no choice, she will go for another surgery and miss the World Cham­pi­onships in Glas­gow in Au­gust.”

Mean­while, BAM will ad­ver­tise their va­cant gen­eral man­ager and head of Academy Bad­minton Malaysia (ABM) po­si­tions next week.

The gen­eral man­ager po­si­tion was left va­cant af­ter Lawrence Chew re­signed on May 5.

“We need some­one to man­age ABM as the academy will be fully op­er­a­tional in Jan­uary,” Norza added. Ajitpal Singh

Goh Liu Ying

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