Olympic badminton silver medallist Tai Tzu-ying has announced that she will retire after the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
“I plan to retire at the end of next year,” said Tai, according to the Central News Agency.
“That would be a wrap even if I still could play then.
“My initial plan was to play until the end of last year (2021), but after completing the season, I felt that I was good to continue,” she said in a recorded interview released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) last August.
Tai’s announcement on Saturday, April 8, 2023, implied that the Paris 2024 Olympics would probably be her last competition.
“My mindset coming into the game now is to savor each moment I am still on the court, but I think I would play until the end of the season next year.
“I want to rest even if I still could play then.”
Tai Tzu-ying has won many titles throughout her career. In addition to the Olympic and World Championship silver medals, Tai Tzu-ying won the 2018 Asian Games gold medal and the 2022 World Championship bronze medal.
She also won three All England Open titles in 2017, 2018, and 2020 as well as three Badminton World Federation World Tour Finals crowns in 2014, 2016, and 2020.