General

Toma Popov vowes to do his best to climb the ranking (Photo: Badminton Europe)
"It will be a great battle for everybody"
Date: 5/15/2019 7:44 PM
Published by : Alan Raftery
To book your place at the 2020 Olympics, the vital qualification year has begun. Fans will be keeping an eye on the rankings and tournament results to see who will have the honour of representing their country in Tokyo.

One of those players in the hunt will be young French star Toma Junior Popov, who is only 20 years of age. Picking up five International Challenge/Series wins in 2018, he is soaring up the rankings rapidly and will be looking to step-up on this progress in 2019. 

We asked Popov how important this qualification period is for him. 

-It will be a great battle for everybody, my aim is to be qualified but I know will be really hard so I will do my best

During this time, where every player is that little bit more competitive and focused on getting as many points as possible, it can motivate all players on the circuit to fight harder. For Popov, the aim is to utilise this moment to reach his goals

-My goal is to climb up in the ranking and get as many points that I can. And also get more good results of course

©badmintoneurope.com. All rights reserved.

Related news
12/07/2020
Wessel van der Aar: We could really argue back then
Wessel van der Aar is a name t...

11/07/2020
Mathieu Thomas: Like a roller coaster
Mathieu Thomas, 36, is a Para ...

10/07/2020
Carolina Marin: To be the most winning female single players in the world and Olympics
Reigning Olympic champion, thr...

10/07/2020
Krysten Coombs: A real game-changer
Just as the BWF tournament sch...

09/07/2020
Ukraine to host the 2021 BEC Congress
The BEC Congress returns to Ky...

08/07/2020
Arnaud Merklé: Staying calm
Arnaud Merklé burst onto to ba...

More news