Li Jane waits to strike, Liu Ying gets ready to pounce

Spirit of togetherness: Bowler Sin Li Jane (right) posing with her family members (standing from left) Sin Ken Mun and Sin Kar Mun; (sitting from left) Sin Yew Kheong, Sin Chee Heng, Cho Kin Ying and Ho Chee Ling.

PETALING JAYA: One is waiting patiently for some action while the other is aiming to make a quick rebound.

National bowler Sin Li Jane and shuttler Goh Liu Ying are top athletes in their respective sports and they are not taking their tasks at hand lightly although both face different situations now.

Asia’s No. 1 bowler Li Jane has been giving extra attention even during training.

“I’m not taking anything lightly during training as I wait for tournaments to resume. The goal is to stay focused and do my best in every game that I compete in even if it’s just a national roll-off, ” said Li Jane, who is hoping that the bowlers will get to compete in the Asian Championships in June.

She gets a short break to be with her family for the Chinese New Year and hopes for everything to return to normal.

Joyful day: Mixed doubles shuttler Goh Liu Ying wishes all badminton fans a happy Lunar New Year.Joyful day: Mixed doubles shuttler Goh Liu Ying wishes all badminton fans a happy Lunar New Year.

Liu Ying, who did not achieve her goals at the back-to-back tournaments in Thailand last month, hopes to bounce back at next month’s Swiss Open.

Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon have been seeded top for the first Olympics qualifier this year from March 2-7.

“The draw looks good for us and hope we can live up to our seeding. We want to do well so that we can strengthen our chance to play in the Tokyo Olympic Games, ” said Liu Ying.

Barring any upset, they are expected to meet Robin Tabeling-Selena Piek of Holland in the quarter-finals and if they win, they will likely play third seeds Marcus Ellis-Lauren Smith of England in the semi-finals.

“I truly hope this pandemic will end soon so that, we can compete without having to go through all the restrictions, ” added Liu Ying, who wished all her fans to stay safe during the Chinese New Year.

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