Indonesian women’s doubles coach Eng Hian is polishing Greysia Polii’s and Apriyani Rahayu’s preparations for the Tokyo Olympics with the help of a sports psychologist.

Eng Hian said, “I have also asked for the help of a psychologist to make a program and accompany Greys/Apri, so that their mental condition remains alert and good. So that they can always keep the tension low, on the pitch or off the pitch.”

The 2004 Athens Olympics bronze medalist added, “I’ve felt how tense it is to play in the Olympics. The tension is not only on the field, but sometimes, there is even some sense of tension before going to bed, and if you can’t handle it, it can be detrimental. That’s what I don’t want to happen to them, especially Apri who is playing in the Olympics for the first time.”

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