Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, an Indonesian administration player, has stated his desire to win a bronze medal at the first Olympic Games in Tokyo.
A. Ginting Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
He said this after losing in the semi-finals of the men’s singles event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday to a badminton player from China named Chen Long.
On Sunday, August 1st, Ginting was quoted by Antara as saying, “This (medal) will mean a lot to me. This is my first Olympics, and I’ve worked hard. Reaching this stage (semi-finals) is a dream come true, so I don’t want to waste this opportunity.” This was reported by the BWF on its official website.
Competing against Ginting in the finals were some seriously savage athletes. Chen Long has two Olympic gold thanks to his extensive career.
He made his medal debut in London, 2012, where he earned bronze. Chen Long didn’t take home a gold medal until the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
When asked, Ginting conceded that playing Chen Long was challenging. Ginting, while playing at his best for the entirety of the match, was unable to overcome his opponent’s domination after 56 minutes.
Ginting observed that Chen Long’s performance on the court had changed from their prior encounters. “I saw that his game today was different from our previous meetings. He didn’t pick up the ball much, that’s why he could manage the game from start to end,” Ginting said of Chen Long.
The silver-medal winner at the 2018 Asian Games is still focused on taking home bronze at the Tokyo Olympics.
On Monday at 18.00 western Indonesia time, he will meet badminton player Kevin Cordon of Guatamela in a decisive match.
There will be victors and losers, and Ginting said that he was dissatisfied with the game earlier but understood that it was inevitable. “I have to wake up as quickly as possible since tomorrow there is another vital match,” he added.
From here on out, Ginting’s top priority will be getting some shut-eye in anticipation of tomorrow’s clinching match.