Olympics-Badminton- Taiwan 's Tai focused on fixing her mistakes, not thinking about Chen threat
Taiwan 's Tai Tzu-Ying said she will have to cut out the mistakes if she is to make an impact at the Tokyo Olympics and will only begin to think ...
SportTaiwan's Tai Tzu-Ying said she will have to cut out the mistakes if she is to make an impact at the Tokyo Olympics and will only begin to think about the threat posed by China's Chen Yu Fei if they both advance to the final.Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Badminton - Women's Singles - Group Stage - MFS - Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan - July 24, 2021. Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan in action during the match against Sabrina Jaquet of Switzerland. Pool via REUTERS/Lintao Zhang
3related media assets (image or videos) available. Click to see the gallery.24 Jul 2021 03:15PMShare this contentBookmarkTOKYO: Taiwan's Tai Tzu-Ying said she will have to cut out the mistakes if she is to make an impact at the Tokyo Olympics and will only begin to think about the threat posed by China's Chen Yu Fei if they both advance to the final.
World No. 1 Tai looked good in winning the opening game against Switzerland's Sabrina Jaquet 21-7 in their group match but was less tidy in the second, allowing her opponent, ranked 45 places below her, to pick up 13 points before Tai secured the win. headtopics.com
AdvertisementAdvertisement"I need to reduce the number of mistakes I make and try to get into the rhythm of the match faster ... I can't control my mistakes," Tai said after the match at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza."I don't perform very well, especially during the Olympics, so I hope that this time around I can improve."
Tai needs to tighten her game if she is to defeat world number two Chen Yu Fei."I'm not worried about that (Chen) for the moment because based on the group matches, I need to go to the final to be able to meet her."AdvertisementAdvertisement
Tai has enjoyed plenty of international success, becoming world number one in 2016, winning the All England Open title three times and was a gold medallist at 2018 Asian Games.But things have been different on the biggest stage of all, with Tai coming away from London and Rio empty-handed.
And despite being only 27, Tokyo might be her last chance as she has hinted she will retire after the Games.Also playing on Saturday was world number five Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, who beat Pakistan's Mahoor Shahzad 21-3 21-8.AdvertisementIn men's doubles, Indonesia's Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, dubbed the 'Minions' because of their diminutive stature, made short work of Britain's Ben Lane and Sean Vendy, winning 21-15 21-11. headtopics.com
"It's a tough one, starting the Olympics against world number ones," Lane said."We pushed them a little bit in the first game, but then when they get comfortable and confident it's so hard to play against them, so they made it tough for us in the second."
(Reporting by Richa Naidu; Editing by Peter Rutherford) Read more: CNA »
UK woman installs locks on fridge and cupboards to prevent 10kg pet cat from stealing food
UNITED KINGDOM ― Pet owner Sara Matthews, 47, has resorted to extreme measures to help her obese cat Keith lose weight.
China thanks Taiwan president, indirectly, for concern over floodsChina's government on Thursday offered an indirect thank you to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen for her message of concern over devastating floods in the central Chinese province of Henan, in a rare show of goodwill between Beijing and Taipei. Tsai on Wednesday, though her spokesman, expressed concern and sent her condolences to the victims, saying she hoped normal life could resume as soon as possible. China generally views Tsai as a separatist bent on a formal declaration of independence for the democratically ruled island Beijing claims as Chinese territory. It's Chinese province of Taiwan
Taiwan to ease COVID-19 restrictions as cases dropTAIPEI: Taiwan will ease its COVID-19 restrictions from next week though some will remain in place, the government said on Friday (Jul 23), with ... Hope the numbers are not due to less testing. Taiwan, stay safe! 一放寬防疫措施，那個病例就會再走高。因為還有一大堆人還沒有完成接種疫苗。
Trash piles up in Taiwan following COVID curbsA rising tide of waste is setting off alarm bells in Taiwan .The self-ruled island has been on alert following a spike in COVID-19 cases in April.With people choosing takeout over restaurants and online shopping over malls, recycling centers like this one in Taipei are struggling to cope.Officials say the amount of food packaging has jumped 85% in the capital city compared to the same period last year.It's a trend that threatens to undo years of work, according to Greenpeace campaigner Tang An.'We can't go back to using single-use tableware every time there is an epidemic outbreak. That would mean that all our past efforts at decreasing plastic waste would have been for nothing.'This concern is echoed by those working in the food and beverage industry.This Korean restaurant in Taipei has seen its costs rise due to all the extra packaging.But when it comes to the environmental cost the chef Pan Yen-ming says he feels helpless.'I have to confess that I choose to close my eyes to this, I have to forward the social responsibility for this to others, pretending that I don't know. Then when I think about it in the middle of the night, it is really not a good thing to do, but what can you do?'One environmental official told Reuters that, eventually, the tide of waste would fall back to where it was before the pandemic struck.For now, he said, the priority was battling COVID.
FOCUS ON-Archery at the Tokyo OlympicsFocus on archery at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics:
FOCUS ON-Rowing at the Tokyo OlympicsFocus on rowing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics:
FOCUS ON-Beach volleyball at the Tokyo OlympicsFocus on beach volleyball at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics: