BOLASPORT.COM – The ranking of the Japanese men’s singles badminton player, Kento Momota, has dropped to 9th in the world in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking list published on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.
In an exclusive interview by at the end of September 2022, Kento Momota who is a former world number one men’s singles revealed the difficulties he has experienced in the last two years, and what he needs to do to get back to the top.
Kento Momota flashes back to his first Olympics, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. However, he stopped early.
“The Olympics are completely different. In my mind I have an image of standing on top
the highest podium and listening to the national anthem, but the result is far from what I expected
hope,” said Momota as reported by BolaSport.com from Badmintonplanet.
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“I think, gradually losing my confidence. Two years ago I said that I was ready to win the gold medal. I thought I had done everything I could before the Olympics, but.”
After failing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the 28-year-old badminton player felt messy and felt sick while playing badminton.
“No, right now it hurts a lot. I don’t have joy, but I have to. I can’t win. I’m currently in a situation where I don’t know what I’m lacking in myself,” admitted Momota.
“It’s not scary, but I started to lose confidence while playing. I don’t have a specific goal in mind, but I try to do what I can in my day-to-day life.”
“I have tried to improve my weaknesses and I continue to train and improve in my mind,” said Momota.