Khunying Patama aiming for two medals

However, Khunying Patama refused to say which players she has invested her faith in as she doesn't want to add more pressure on the individuals and the team as a whole. 

"I am confident that we can take home at least one gold," she told the Bangkok Post. "If they win another gold, it will be a bonus.

"I do not want to name anyone as this will put extra pressure on them."

Meanwhile, BAT secretary-general Nahathai Sornprachum feels that Thailand have a good chance of winning the women's singles event even though world number six Ratchanok Intanon will only be playing in the team event due to her commitments with her Chinese club. 

Nahathai added that Thailand should also be able to triumph in one of the team events, but hinted that the women have a better chance of winning as several members of the men's team are nursing injuries. 

"Although Ratchanok will play only in the team event, we still believe we have a chance of getting two gold medals,'' she said. "Our best hopes are in the women's singles and team events. The men are not fully fit and a number of them are injured."

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