Muhammad Ziyad committed to do his best, improve world ranking
Last Update: 21/06/2019
IPOH, June 20 (Bernama) -- He was not raised in a 'badminton-crazy' family, but Muhammad Ziyad Md Tah’s passion and self-confidence have led him to pursue the sport professionally.
The 24-year-old from Skudai, Johor, acknowledged that the lack of 'sporting DNA' meant it took him some time to build up his performance.
"Among my family members, I am the only one involved in sports and I took up badminton as it interests me," he told Bernama here recently.
The youngest of six siblings, however, feels this should not be an excuse for him not to fight for and improve his position in the world ranking.
"And for now, my goal is to improve my ranking in the world as I am currently number 342, and before my career ends I want to be in the top 100," he said.
Muhammad Ziyad, who was included in the senior squad in December last year, said it was not easy to maintain a spot in the team, and he would strive to do his best to remain competitive.
"With my current age and achievements (thus far) qualifying for the Olympics is too far (as a goal), currently my focus is to do the best for myself and the country," he added.