Gregoria Takes the Positive Side of Her Defeat in the Quarter Finals

Gregoria Takes the Positive Side of Her Defeat in the Quarter Finals – Women’s singles badminton player Gregoria Mariska Tunjung took the positives from her defeat in the 2023 All England quarter-finals in Birmingham, England, Friday evening local time.

Gregoria lost to Chinese badminton player Chen Yu Fei in two straight games 22-24, 21-23. Even so, he admitted that he was happy with his performance while competing in the BWF Super 1000 event.

“Honestly, it’s great to be able to play with Chen Yu Fei again after last year’s World Tour Finals. It’s a pleasure for me to be able to play with players whose rankings are far above me,” said Gregoria via PP PBSI’s official information in Jakarta, Saturday.

According to Gregoria, fighting athletes with higher ranks is a challenge and an experience. Gregoria learned a valuable lesson against more experienced opponents.

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“Overall, I’m happy with today’s match but I’m really not satisfied. I actually want to make a surprise like what I said yesterday.

Responding to her defeat to the fourth ranked badminton player in the world, Gregoria said she was still hesitant to put up a fight, especially during rallies.

Chen has a more reliable mental quality, so he can remain calm even though he was under pressure from the Indonesian representatives.

“During the rallies, I hesitated a lot. Several times Chen Yu Fei was bolder with his weapons, especially at the end. Indeed, he looked calmer,” Gregoria explained.

Finishing the All England, Gregoria wants to be more consistent in the next matches. Even though he lost, Gregoria is braver to face more superior badminton players in the future.

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This experience will also be the provision for him to prepare for the qualifications for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Like other athletes, participating in the Olympics is also the dream of the badminton player who was born in Wonogiri, Central Java.


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