Justin looking forward to unfamiliar role in Sukma

PETALING JAYA: Playing in an unfamiliar event could be daunting for any athlete but Justin Hoh (pic) is not one of them.

Instead, the men’s singles shuttler is looking forward to playing in the mixed doubles at the Malaysian Games (Sukma) from Sept 16-24.

Justin will be making his debut in Sukma next month and will partner Wong Kha Yan.

“I will be playing in the mixed doubles and I’m feeling excited as this is my first time doing so in a tournament,” said Justin.

The 18-year-old said he will not be seeing action in men’s singles as Leong Jun Hao and Lim Chong King have been chosen instead.

Only two players are allowed to play in each event.

The Sukma will serve as a warm-up for Justin ahead of the back-to-back World Junior Mixed Team Championships (Oct 17-22) and World Junior Championships (Oct 24-30) in Santander, Spain.In the world junior mixed team meet, Malaysia have been drawn with Indonesia, Sweden and Latvia in Group A.

The junior tournaments will be Justin’s first and last and he hopes to win medals in both.

“I hope to win a medal in both the tournaments as it will be my last year participatng in the juniors,” said Justin.

The coaches will finalise the selection of the other players for the world junior mixed team meet next month.

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