Goh Liu Ying targets Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Goh Liu Ying is celebrating Chinese New Year with her grandfather. (photo: Goh Liu Ying's Facebook)
Goh Liu Ying is celebrating Chinese New Year with her grandfather. (photo: Goh Liu Ying's Facebook)

Kuala Lumpur: Famous mixed doubles ace Goh Liu Ying is the hottest female badminton player from Malaysia with an incredibly amazing game. She and her mixed doubles partner Chan Peng Soon are dedicated this year to qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The 29-year-old Goh said that although she is used to the pressure competing on the badminton court, however, it is a completely different challenge when she was asked about living her awesome single life.

“It is really interesting. I have been asked many times during the Chinese New Year especially from my relatives if I have a boyfriend,” said Goh.

“Peng Soon started his family very early. But I really don’t have time to invest in another relationship right now. For me, it is very difficult to strike a balance between career and marriage. Therefore, I just want to focus on qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics and achieve good results in the 2020 Games,” added Goh.

Goh and Chan won Malaysia’s first mixed double Olympic silver medal in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The pair has turned professional early 2019 and they were clear that it’s hard to repeat the same feat in Tokyo.

After leaving the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) at the beginning of the year, Goh and Chan have won the Thailand Masters title, and have advanced to the semi-finals of Malaysia Masters and Indonesia Masters.

The world’s World No. 6 mixed doubles pair have recently resolved the coaching and training problems by hiring former Malaysian men’s doubles player Chew Choon Eng as their coach and they are now preparing to compete at the German Open (from Feb 26th to March 3rd) and the All England (from March 6th to March 10th).

“Training with coach Chew Choon Eng is proceeding smoothly, but we still have to resolve our sponsorship problem in order to pay for our training and competitions,” said Goh.


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