World primary Tai Tzu-ying says she plans to compete on the badminton circuit for at least some other 12 months, hanging to leisure hypothesis that she may just retire at the top of the 2020 season. The 26-year-old mentioned final 12 months she would imagine retiring after this 12 months’s Tokyo Olympics however with the Games driven again to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic Tai will stick round slightly longer.
“I will play until the end of next season before I revisit the decision. As of now I want to finish next season’s schedule,” Tai advised the Badminton World Federation (BWF). “With no competition ongoing right now, that means there’s less media exposure – I hope people won’t forget about me!”
The Taiwanese shuttler, who gained gold within the girls’s singles at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, mentioned the postponement of the Games had given her the risk to recharge after a gruelling season.
“I can use this time as a period of rest because it’s been a long and tight schedule of high-level competition. It’s a good time to rest and have even more time to prepare for the Olympics,” she mentioned.