The pandemic introduced many issues to a halt this yr, however Chow Mei Kuan managed to attain two vital life occasions by formally graduating with a level, and tying the knot with the love of her life.
The nationwide ladies’s doubles shuttler obtained her certificates in Sports activities Administration Science earlier this month, and shared the excellent news of her matrimonial final week.
After a lot uncertainty and lack of route, the world quantity 14 was delighted with issues shaping up heading in the right direction.
“We had been combating to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics and instantly there have been no tournaments. It felt like we misplaced some route in life, however I’m appreciative of the very fact we’re wholesome and get to do what we love.
“I’m glad to obtain my diploma cert as properly, though it was disappointing to not attend the convocation because it was a lifetime occasion to cherish with my family and friends. I hope to make use of my training to assist my profession, and once I ultimately retire,” Chow advised Stadium Astro.
On the profession entrance, the 26-year-old has the Asian meet to sit up for with accomplice Lee Meng Yean.
They’re slated to compete within the Yonex Thailand Open (January Twelfth-Seventeenth) and Toyota Thailand Open (January Nineteenth-Twenty fourth), and in the event that they do properly, might function within the backdated World Tour Finals (January Twenty seventh-31th).
Their goal, apart from making the Olympics reduce, is to breach the world high 10.
“That has at all times been the goal, however the ladies’s doubles is aggressive and we’ve got at all times had a tricky time dealing with the Japanese, Chinese language and Indonesian pairs. However with everybody not taking part in on the World Tour for therefore lengthy, the state of affairs might be totally different.
“We’re ready for this match and able to give it our greatest. Working with coach (Chan Chong Ming) has been good. His periods are demanding however high quality. He’s open to discussions anytime so that’s useful too.”
Chow was purported to have her marriage ceremony ceremony finish of this yr, however she determined to place that life occasion on maintain to chase her profession goals.
“My husband is supportive, and he desires me to chase my goals first. We are going to plan the ceremony at one other time, for now its focus to do properly and qualify for the Olympics,” she added.