World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying to retire after Tokyo 2020

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Taiwanese badminton star Tai Tzu Ying has announced that she would be retiring from badminton after 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The Chinese Taipei player is the Undisputed top shuttler in women’s singles circuit and has proved one of the dominant players. But she has not won a medal at World Cup or Olympics, yet.

Though the world No. 1 has been highlighted by winning six titles on the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour in the past year and she also reigning Asian Games and two-time Asian champion, but is yet to secure a medal at either the Olympic Games or World Championships.

“I’ve not won the big ones even though I’ve been at the top of the rankings for some time, All my focus is on winning the World Championship in Basel this year and the Olympic gold next year. My badminton career will be complete if I can win a medal at the Olympics but whether I win a medal or not, I’ll still retire.” 24-year old quoted as saying by the Malaysian newspaper The Star.

“I’ve given my all to badminton for 10 years and that is enough for me. I have to run on the court more than most players to cover my weaknesses because of my small size, so I think it’s enough.” she added.

The World Championships are due to take place at St Jakobshalle in Basel this year, with competition held from August 19 to 25.

Tai has reportedly claimed she is yet to decide her plans following her retirement from the sport.

The Chinese Taipei player was able to secure a gold medal in front of a home crowd during her career.

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