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Pressure on for shuttlers as Olympic qualifiers near end

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 15 2020   /  12:47 am
In sync: Indonesian women's badminton doubles pair Nita Violina Marwah and Putri Syaikah play against Taiwanese Chang Ching-hui and Yang Ching-tun in a Daihatsu Indonesia Masters 2020 qualification match at Istora Senayan indoor stadium in Jakarta on Tuesday. Nita and Putri lost 21-12, 21-12. (JP/Seto Wardhana)(JP/Seto Wardhana)

In sync: Indonesian women's badminton doubles pair Nita Violina Marwah and Putri Syaikah play against Taiwanese Chang Ching-hui and Yang Ching-tun in a Daihatsu Indonesia Masters 2020 qualification match at Istora Senayan indoor stadium in Jakarta on Tuesday. Nita and Putri lost 21-12, 21-12. (JP/Seto Wardhana)With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics just around the corner, the race for spots at the Summer Games has become more intense with few badminton tournaments left to collect much-needed points.On the way to the finish line of the Olympic qualification period, which will end in April after the European and Asian championships, players must not only battle each other but also themselves.Some have managed to overcome the psychological pressure, while others have stumbled.Taiwanese men’s singles player Chou Thien-chen is well aware of the ramped-up pressure with qualification matchups featuring...