Posted: 12:23pm 09/11/2023
(Kuala Lumpur News on the 9th) After winning the world championship for the first time last year and finally winning the first Badminton World Tour level event this year, the national badminton men’s doubles So Wei Yi said that he and his partner Xie Dingfeng’s next goals It’s about winning gold at next year’s Paris Olympics.
Xie Dingfeng and Su Weiyi, currently ranked second in the world in the national badminton men’s doubles “Xie Su combination”, have won the championship and bronze medal at the World Badminton Championships, the Tokyo Olympics bronze medal, the Philippines SEA Games gold medal, and Hangzhou since they started partnering in 2017. Asian Games bronze medal.
They had been stuck in the “curse” of failing to win their first World Tour title, but this embarrassing record was finally ended in the middle of last month. They have advanced to the World Tour finals seven times in the past six years as a team, and finally won the World Tour finals. Danish Badminton Super 750 won its first championship.
Xie Su is more confident
Nowadays, the Xie-Su combination is obviously more confident. They even have the courage to publicly state that they want to win gold medals at next year’s Paris Olympics.
When Su Weiyi attended the Federal Territory’s award ceremony on Wednesday for medal-winning athletes at the Hangzhou Asian Games and the Cambodia SEA Games, he was interviewed by the media and called out the goal of competing for gold in the Paris Olympics. In order to achieve this goal , he revealed that he and Xie Dingfeng have started more intensive training.
Xie Su launches higher intensity training
“Our training is becoming more and more challenging, but it is very beneficial to prepare for the next events. This is a process we must go through. We must work harder to achieve the goal of becoming an Olympic champion.”
Raisi, the Malaysian national badminton coaching director, previously said that they have developed a special training plan for Xie Su in order to reach his peak condition during the Paris Olympics.
Xie Su will also participate in the Japan Super 500 and China Super 750 before the end of this year. Judging from their current ranking of No. 2 in the world, they are basically determined to advance to the World Tour Finals in Hangzhou on December 13. .
The format is similar to the Olympics
Looking forward to participating in the year-end finals
Su Weiyi said that they are looking forward to participating in the finals because it will be very helpful in preparing for next year’s Paris Olympics and is also a good test.
“The finals are a good test for preparing for the Olympics, because the format is the same as the Olympics, with the group stage first and then the knockout rounds. Therefore, if you lose a game in the group stage, it does not mean you are out. You still have a chance to advance to the next round. . Moreover, only the top 8 players and combinations in the world can participate in this event, which is still somewhat different from the World Tour.”
According to the rules, the finals group stage is divided into two groups, and the top two players and combinations in the group will advance to the semi-finals.
Su Weiyi hopes to improve his performance in the finals
Su Weiyi also said that they have not set a goal for the finals. As long as they can improve the record of being eliminated in the group stage last year, it is enough.
Xie Su is currently ranked second in the Paris Olympic qualifying competition. Su Weiyi said that he and Xie Dingfeng will focus on at least reaching the semi-finals in the next Japan and China games to maintain the current ranking and ensure that Qualify for the finals.
At yesterday’s ceremony, the Federal Territory distributed a total of RM164,600 in incentives to 71 athletes who won medals at the Hangzhou Asian Games and the Cambodia SEA Games. Su Weiyi received RM3,000. Therefore, he said, “It’s just like in the Just like Denmark winning the championship, this bonus will also be my motivation to strive for good results in the remaining events of this season.”