Indonesian men’s singles Anthony Sinisuka Ginting wants to increase his medal tally at the 2023 Asian Games. However, he also doesn’t want this to become a burden.
Ginting is an athlete projected by PBSI to appear at the Asian Games which will be held in Hangzhou, China, from 23 September to 8 October.
At the 2018 Asian Games, Ginting won a bronze medal with Kenta Nishimoto from Japan. The medal was obtained after the 2023 Singapore Open champion was stopped by Chou Tien Chen (Taiwan) 21-16, 21-23, 17-21.
Now, he has been revealed by PBSI again to become one of the mainstays, along with other men’s singles players such as Jonatan Christie, Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo, and Shesar Hiren Rhustavito.
“Yes, I definitely want to upgrade my medal, but I don’t want to go too far,” he said Ginting to journalists when met at the PBSI National Training Center, Cipayung.
“What I mean is more one on one first, as usual match by match, also because the majority of competition in men’s singles is tight too, maybe from the first round it has also been quite tight,” he explained.
“So you really have to be more prepared, enjoy it more and prepare to the maximum and later on the day of the match you will also treat the match more like a final. So you will be more optimal too,” he said.
Meanwhile, Ginting himself has just returned from the Hong Kong Open 2023. It could be said that his preparations have only entered the third day to focus on the Asian Games.
“It’s true that there isn’t much time, so it’s more important to just do maintenance until we leave on the 25th (September). So, make the most of the time we have,” said the bronze medal winner at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“Yes, technically this is probably more maintenance this week. As I said, there isn’t much time either. So, let’s try as much as possible to prepare it in the remaining week or so,” Ginting emphasized.
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