TWO- time world junior champion Goh Jin Wei (pic) is in no rush to hit top form.
Instead, the 19-year-old, who is slowly making a comeback, has set a modest target of breaking into the world top 30 by the end of the year.
Jin Wei, sidelined for half a year due to a stomach ailment, returned to competitive action at the Thailand Masters last month.
The 2017 Sea Games champion cleared the qualifying round but was shown the exit by World No 3 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the first round.
Despite the early exit, Jin Wei was still pleased with her overall performance.
“I am satisfied with my performance in the Thailand Masters. I wasn’t expecting much as it was my first tournament since June.
“I can only gauge myself and assess my recovery when I play in high intensity matches. This is something you don’t get in training.
“There is no rush. It will take some time before I can return to my best,” said Jin Wei, who is part of the squad bound for the Badminton Asia Team Championships in Manila next week.
“At the Thailand Masters, I was playing at about 70 per cent. I hope to take it up a notch in Manila.
“I hope to try and break into the world top 30 first. Only then, can I start playing in (BWF) World Tour events,” added Jin Wei, who has slumped to World No 83.
National women’s singles head coach Tey Seu Bock is trying to get Jin Wei up and running by including her name for three European tournaments: Swiss Open (March 17-22), Orleans Masters in France (March 24-29) and the Finnish Open (April 2-5).
“Jin Wei’s ranking is too low to make the cut for the All England next month but we have registered her for three other tournaments.
“We’re not entirely sure about the Swiss Open but she should be on the reserve list,” said Seu Bock. Fabian Peter