National women’s singles shuttler, S. Kisona has decided to quit Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) effective 19th December 2022, to concentrate on her recovery and rehabilitation process, as well as to seek a more flexible schedule to continue her career in badminton.

Asking on the reason for tendering resignation, Kisona has stated that:

“I am leaving BAM to focus on my recovery after undergoing surgery on my leg about a year ago. The current injury is not a severe one (small) and might recover in three weeks, two weeks, or perhaps one week.”

In order for her to know the process, she needs to follow up with the rehab facility. If the recovery time is relatively short, Kisona will be back to play in tournaments and focus on her preparation for the much-anticipated 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

When reporters approached her at the Badminton Academy of Malaysia (ABM) at this location today, she said, "I don't know when my first event will be, but there will be a plan.

Nevertheless, the 2019 SEA Games gold medalist will also pursue her career as a professional from next year onwards.

BAM Coaching Director Wong Choong Hann said that a meeting had previously been conducted with Kisona to adequately address her decision to leave the BAM.

"The track record of her injuries this year has not only been a serious impediment to her badminton career but has also emotionally scarred her. Choong Hann has also added that Kisona had also experienced online bullying.

We can't wait to witness your mind-blowing perfromance on the court, Kisona. Rest well and best wishes for your upcoming tournamnents!

Source & Image Credit: Stadium Astro , Bernama , Badminton Association Of Malaysia