Sina Sports. Lee Ho Ching of Hong Kong was one of the sensations in the Asian Olympic Qualifier and this indeed increased her confidence.
Ai Fukuhara was one of the major casualties in the Asian Olympic Qualifier after being eliminated in her first round in the competition. She lost to Lee Ho Ching of Hong Kong. After that match, the Hong Kong player records 1 win and 6 losses.
“Of course I wanted to win before the match but I never expected something like 3-0 at the start of the match. However, I allowed my opponent to catch up in the next three sets. I know that there’s no other way. I only have to fight. In the seventh set, after I was behind in 7-9, I felt that I can not easily give up. Because I lost very fast in the three sets, I don’t need to think too much and score point after point.” Lee Ho Ching said.
Lee Ho Ching scored 11-9, 11-5, 11-9, 9-11, 7-11, 7-11, 12-10.
Of course, after such victory, Lee Ho Ching felt stronger. “After winning that match, my confidence became stronger. However tomorrow, I will give 100%, no, I will give 200% of my effort.” She added.
However, despite increased confidence, she was not victorious against the other Japanese player, Kasumi Ishikawa.
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