BAM hopes women's singles shuttler Jin Wei will stay on at least until October's Uber Cup Finals


Goh Jin Wei. - Filepic/The Star

PETALING JAYA: It looks like the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) is not ready to release women's singles shuttler Goh Jin Wei – for now.

BAM secretary Datuk Kenny Goh has confirmed receiving a resignation letter from the two-time world junior champion, but they were hoping that she would stay on at least until after the Uber Cup Finals next month.

The women's team competition will be held together with the Thomas Cup Finals (men's team competition) in Aarhus, Denmark, from Oct 9-17.

Jin Wei has been named in the Uber Cup squad but not the Sudirman Cup in Vaanta, Finland, from Sept 26 to Oct 3 with the national coaching director saying recently she is not in her best physical condition just yet.

"Yes, she (Jin Wei) submitted her letter of resignation, but we're putting it on hold because we want her to play in the upcoming tournament (Uber Cup)," Kenny said on Monday (Sept 13).

"Let us resolve this matter and get back to you (the media)."

Earlier in the day, Jin Wei, who is also a 2018 Youth Olympic Games gold medallist, dropped a bombshell by announcing her retirement at the age of 21.

Jin Wei cited health issues as her reason for quitting.

Jin Wei was diagnosed with a stomach ailment in mid-2019 which required her to undergo a colectomy.

She has struggled to get back to her best ever since.

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