Tze Yong’s quick rise bodes well for his Project ’24 ambition

  • Badminton
  • Sunday, 06 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: National men’s singles back-up shuttler Ng Tze Yong wants to break into the world’s top 100 standings by the end of this year and win a spot in Project ’24.

The 19-year-old started the year at 530th in the world and now, he is lying at 238th.

The drastic jump follows his quarter-final finish at the Hellas Open in Greece in August and winning the South Australian International title last month. It was his first two Badminton World Federation (BWF) tournaments.

“I still have a few more tournaments left this year and hopefully, I can break into the top 100,” said Tze Yong.

He is also hoping for a consistent showing to be part of the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) Project ’24, which is aimed at winning a gold at the Paris 2024 Olympics and making the final of the 2024 Thomas Cup Finals in China.

“It’s every player’s dream to qualify for the Olympics and I hope to win a medal one day.”

Tze Yong has been enjoying himself since he was promoted from Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) to the senior squad in December last year.

“It’s much tougher but I thrive on the challenge. I’ve learnt a lot from the seniors, especially in dealing with pressure when the scores are tied at 20-20. I’ve improved.”
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