Taiwanese badminton players prepare for events in Thailand

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/27/2020
By Lung Po-an, Huang Chiao-wen and Kay Liu

Tai Tzu-ying. CNA photo Dec. 27, 2020

Taipei, Dec. 27 (CNA) World No. 1 female badminton player Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) said on Sunday that she will compete in the Badminton World Federation's (BWF's) first three events in 2021 to be held in Bangkok in January, even though she will have to spend the Lunar New Year holiday in quarantine upon her return to Taiwan afterward.

The YONEX Thailand Open, which takes place Jan. 12-17 will be Tai's first appearance in the the HSBC BWF World Tour since she clinched the title in the United Kingdom in March before the international sporting body's calendar was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It will be followed by the Toyota Thailand Open Jan. 19-24, before the HSBC BWF 2020 World Tour Final Jan. 27-31.

Taiwan's top two male players, World No. 2 Chou Tien-chen (周天成) and No. 12 Wang Tzu-wei (王子維), have also said that they plan to travel to Bangkok for the BWF events.

Tai said it will be the first time she has spent the Lunar New Year holiday, which falls in February next year, not competing, even though she will have to go into mandatory quarantine up    [FULL  STORY]

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