Jing Yi quits the national badminton team

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# Men’s doubles player Chooi Kah Ming also hands in his resignation letter
 
Two national badminton players, including former women’s singles champion Tee Jing Yi, have quit the national squad.
 
Olympian Jing Yi, 27, who competed in the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics, submitted her resignation letter to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).
 
Jing Yi was once the top women’s singles player in the country before switching to the doubles. Known for her tremendous fighting spirit, Jing Yi was the national women’s singles champion in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2015.
 
“I just want a break from the sport,” said the Penang-born Jing Yi who last donned national colors in the Uber Cup Finals in Bangkok, Thailand in May where Malaysia failed to achieve their quarter-final target.
 
“For now I want a break and have not decided what is next for me…but I will only decide after the break. If I want to ply my trade elsewhere I not given much thought to it.
 
“I have given many years to badminton and I am tired…there is a possibility badminton is over for me,” added Jing Yi.
 
She also competed in the recent Malaysia Open with Goh Ya Ching, another Uber Cupper but failed to get past the first round.
 
In the doubles, Jing Yi had a fair amount of success with Soong Fie Cho and won three titles.
 
National women’s doubles coach Rosman Razak said: “It is her decision and we have to respect that.”     
 
Another player who has quit the national squad is men’s doubles player Chooi Kah Ming. – BY RIZAL ABDULLAH
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