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Unhappy Frost says Jin Wei needs to grow up


SIBU: Morten Frost is unhappy that national No. 1 women singles shuttler Goh Jin Wei (pic) has not been truthful about her condition during the Malaysian Masters.

Frost, the Badminton Association of Malaysia technical director, said the 17-year-old was cleared of any injury after a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) a week before the second-tier tournament.

Jin Wei, however, claimed she was carrying an ankle injury when she went down meekly 12-21, 10-21 to unseeded Lee Chia-hsin of Taiwan in the second round on Thursday.

“We have an issue with Jin Wei. She was not truthful about her condition. We have to nip it in the bud,” said Frost yesterday.

“She stopped training last Wednesday (before Malaysian Masters) saying she was injured. We sent her for an MRI and everything was fine.

“She also said she was okay two days before coming here but now she seemed to be injured again.”

Frost said that this was not the first time.

“Last year, she was not in good condition but insisted on playing in the Singapore Open,” added Frost.

“Maybe she thinks she can get away because she has been doing well but she needs to grow up. What is okay during junior badminton is not okay in senior badminton.”

“I’m not angry but I’m like a parent now.

“I’ve to teach them and tell them off if I need to.

“I’m sure all of us can learn from this ... take the positives from this.”

Frost will decide whether to send Jin Wei for her next assignment – the Badminton Asia Team Championships in Ho Chi Minh City from Feb 13-19.

“I’ve until Tuesday to finalise her participation. I’m leaning towards pulling her out but I’ve not made up my mind. I’ll talk to her and her coach (Rony Agustinus) first,” added Frost.

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