Arif-Haikal game for huge challenge to reach 2024 Olympics


Taking baby steps: Rising pair Wan Arif Wan Junaidi (right) and Haikal Nazri, both only 19, are already dreaming big.

PETALING JAYA: Rising men’s doubles pair Wan Arif Wan Junaidi-Haikal Nazri know they will have to start taking their first baby steps if they harbour hopes of qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

With that in mind, the two 19-year-olds aim to win as many lower-tier tournaments as possible in order to climb up the world rankings fast.

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