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Jakarta Post

Indonesian shuttler Greysia on Olympic chances: It’s now or never

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 11, 2019   /  08:09 am
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Indonesian shuttler Greysia Polii(JP/Ramadani Saputra)

Qualifying for the prestigious Olympic Games is for many athletes the ultimate goal. National shuttler Greysia Polii, 32, is well aware that she may not have much runway left in her career, and so she is working as hard as she possibly can to return to the Olympics in what could be her final chance to win gold on the top stage. One of the most seasoned players at the national training center, Greysia feels that it is “now or never” when it comes to earning a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, hinting that next year’s event might be her last chance to make Indonesia proud. Greysia is familiar with the Olympics, having previously qualified in the last two editions of the Summer Games in London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Her debut at the Olympics was unfortunately marred with a harsh sanction. In the London run, Greysia and then-partner Meiliana Djauhari...