PETALING JAYA: Young powerhouse Goh Jin Wei has been selected to represent Malaysia at the World Junior Championships from Oct 23-Nov 3 in Bangkok.
The 13-year-old is one of the most talented junior players not based in the Bukit Jalil Sports School.
The Penangite is also in great form, having won the Division Two title of the KL Open on Sunday.
It was her second title after claiming the Kedah Open earlier this year.
She has also beaten all the older BJSS players – Ho Yen Mei, S. Kisona, Sylvia Kavita Kumares, Lee Ying Ying, Lee Zii Yii, Yap Rui Chen and M. Thinaah – over the past year.
It was initially felt that Jin Wei might be too young for the world juniors as it was thought that the age range was between 14 and 18.
But the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) realised that there is no age limit and her name was brought forward in the final selection meeting.