Jin Wei: I have nothing to lose

While the young prodigy doesn't expect to win a medal in her Southeast Asian Games debut, she is hoping to score some major upsets in both the singles and team events. 

"The pressure will be on my opponents, I have nothing to lose," Jin Wei told the Malay Mail. " I have been training full-time since it’s school break and I can’t wait to make my SEA Games debut."

Jin Wei also admitted that she is still in shock about being included in the national team and becoming one of the youngest shuttlers to compete in the tournament. 

"Honestly, I was really surprised with BA of Malaysia’s (BAM) decision to select me," she said. "This is a huge opportunity for me and I’m determined to spring a surprise and hopefully upset some bigger players."

Women’s singles coach Wong Tat Meng believes that Jin Wei will benefit from the experience and added it will help her prepare for the Badminton Asia Junior Championship and the World Junior Championship.

"SEA Games will be the ideal preparation for her ahead of the Badminton Asia Junior Championship (June 28 to July 5) and the World Junior Championships (Nov 4 to 15)," Wong said. " Goh has done well in training and if she plays well, she can pull off a surprise or two."

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