The second match in group M immediately on badminton, Olympic Tokyo Japan 28 July 2021. Within the first match, LZJ had no downside success versus Ukraine’s (Ortem Porchtaroz) straight set. The second match must be a powerful recreation.
PETALING JAYA: French shuttler Brice Leverdez is relying on the hours he put in for top altitude coaching to offer him the sting to upstage group favorite Lee Zii Jia and make it out of the group stage for the primary time in his third Olympics look.
The 35-year-old mentioned the unorthodox technique he adopted in the previous couple of weeks resulting in the Video games helped to get him into the very best form to tackle his youthful and fitter opponents.
Leverdez is in Group M with Zii Jia, 23, and Ukrainian Pochtaro, 27.
Excessive altitude coaching is extra generally utilized in endurance sports activities corresponding to operating, biking, and swimming, however not a lot in badminton.
However, Leverdez believes he has benefited from this strategy, albeit adopting it off-court by ‘dwelling excessive, coaching usually’.
This means he’s dwelling in a high-altitude residence however does his coaching at regular altitudes.
“I’m practicing badminton twice a day plus bodily coaching, additionally with excessive altitude, as it would enhance my bodily talents,” mentioned Leverdez in an interview with Badminton Europe.
“Truly, solely my bedroom is in excessive altitude, however, it’s simulating an excessive altitude. So, I sleep at excessive altitude, however, I practice at a traditional altitude for badminton.
“In any other case, it might not be badminton that I’m enjoying, as a result of the shuttlecocks could be a lot sooner when enjoying in excessive altitude.”
Though Leverdez didn’t significantly single out All-England champion Zii Jia as his hardest opponent within the group, the world No. 36 thinks he can upset the formbook.
“Each time I’m going to an event, I at all times wish to win particularly within the Olympic Video games as a result of it’s a particular one,” mentioned Leverdez, whose two earlier appearances had been in London 2012 and Rio 2016.
“Additionally, on this event, you may have surprises, and I hope I will be one of many surprises.”
Though Leverdez is not enjoying on the stage he was a few years again, Zii Jia can’t afford to take the Frenchman frivolously as he’s at all times able to rise to the event.
It’s additionally value noting that Zii Jia was crushed the final time the duo met within the quarter-finals of the 2019 Thailand Masters.
Whereas Leverdez was greatest remembered for knocking out Lee Chong Wei twice – within the first spherical of the 2017 Glasgow World Championships and 2016 Denmark Open quarter-finals, he did safe different well-known victories in opposition to top-ranked rivals too.
He had defeated the likes of reigning Olympic champion Chen Lengthy of China at the 2018 Indonesian Open and most not too long ago Anthony Ginting of Indonesia on the 2019 Denmark Open.
And maybe many truly don’t notice he holds a superior head-to-head file of 8-3 over Tokyo Video games second seed Chou Tien-Chen.
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