“I nevertheless want to look for permission from my spouse even with him remaining remarkably supportive of me. He understands that I am not only his but I also belong to Indonesia’s badminton. Maybe we will focus on it all over again afterwards,” Polii mentioned throughout a press conference right here on Friday.
Polii revealed that 4 many years back again, Indonesian Badminton Association’s Govt Board (PP PBSI) head, Alex Tirta, had expressed hope that Polii would keep on to add to the nation’s badminton growth.
The perseverance to retire from badminton just after her 19-calendar year stellar sports career emboldened since very last 12 months and prompted her to examine the issue for the second time with Tirta, she mentioned.
“When I experienced a confront-to-face dialogue with Tirta, (he made available) a large amount of alternatives for me to keep on contributing to the nationwide badminton sporting activities. It can be every little thing. (I admit) now (my long run vocation) is not distinct however, but I comprehend I have other priorities. I understand that I should carry on my contribution to the countrywide badminton (area),” the athlete expounded.
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Polii, who won a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics in the women’s doubles badminton celebration alongside with Apriyani Rahayu, affirmed that she would to start with deliberate her upcoming job possibilities with her family members, who grew to become her major cause to retire.
Meanwhile, Tirta remarked that even though Polii’s retirement will be a certainty, he was optimistic that the badminton athlete would continue her contribution to countrywide sporting activities in any discipline of her option.
“We hope her adore and help for Indonesia’s badminton would be unwavering. Really, me and the PBSI want her to carry on her job. We continue to need to have a particular person like Greysia, who is liked by all junior and senior athletes,” the PBSI Govt Board chair remarked.
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