PETALING JAYA: Nova Armada is planning a tougher training regime for independent women’s singles shuttler Goh Jin Wei in a bid to get her ready for the start of the Paris 2024 Olympics qualifying period in May.
World No. 31 Jin Wei is on a mission to gain as many ranking points as possible to put her in a good position ahead of the start of the one-year qualification period.
The 23-year-old has been slowly improving her fitness after her colectomy surgery last year.
“Until now, I’ve not pushed her too much in training as I wanted her to regain her peak condition first.
“She is slowly able to withstand tougher training sessions.
“I believe I can increase the intensity of her training and I will take it step by step,
“My target is for her to reach peak fitness in six months time,” said Indonesian coach Nova.
Jin Wei is currently gearing up for the Asian Mixed Team Championships from Feb 14-19 in Dubai.
She has joined the centralised training camp at the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) with the national players.
“It’s good for Jin Wei to train at BAM and compete in the team meet.
“I feel this tournament presents her with an opportunity to gain valuable ranking points and I want her to make the most of it
“I will not be following her to Dubai as I need to guide para shuttler Cheah Liek Hou, who will be competing in a tournament around the same time,” said Nova.
World No. 186 Wong Ling Ching from BAM is the other singles player included for the tournament.
Malaysia have been drawn together with India, Kazakhstan and hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Group B.
The top two teams will reach the quarter-finals and the semi-finalists will be guaranteed a spot in the prestigious Sudirman Cup from May 14-21 in Suzhou, China.
Malaysia are aiming to beat India to top the group and secure an easier passage to the last-four.