Going to Germany to save her career
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