World badminton No 1 Tai Tzu Ying set to play for another year after considering retirement
World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying has announced she will continue playing badminton for at least another year.
It comes after the 26 year-old said she would consider retiring after competing at Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games.
But the Games have since been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which means Ying will continue to compete on the badminton circuit.
“I will play until the end of next season before I revisit the decision. As of now I want to finish next season’s schedule,” she told the Badminton World Federation.
“With no competition ongoing right now, that means there’s less media exposure – I hope people won’t forget about me!
“I can use this time as a period of rest because it’s been a long and tight schedule of high-level competition. It’s a good time to rest and have even more time to prepare for the Olympics.”
Ying won the 2017 and 2018 Asian Championships and the 2018 Asian Games.
The Tokyo Olympic Games is set to take place between July 23- August 8 in 2021.