Hong Kong table tennis star Doo Hoi-kem said on Tuesday that she's been training cautiously in the run-up to this month's Asian Games as she grapples with persistent shoulder and elbow injuries.
Doo, who won bronze as part of the SAR's women's team at the Tokyo Olympics, said her elbow pain returns during high-intensity training and major competitions.
But she said she will give her best shot in Hangzhou, being that the Asian Games only comes around once every four years.
"I hope that I can prepare myself mentally first. Even with injuries, I am someone who doesn't like to stop. If you tell me to not train, I will be very frustrated," she said.
"I am learning how to live with my injuries. I am hoping to get stronger at the lighter techniques and even the basic three strokes. But with harder skills, I have to be more wary."
Meanwhile, Wong Chun-ting, who won bronze in the mixed doubles with Doo at the 2015 World Championships, said he will focus on one game at a time.
"I am more accepting of what happens during tournaments now. I used to overthink a lot about my mistakes once it's over because, during a competition, there isn't really a lot of time for reflection," he said.
"All you can do is think of ways to overcome the obstacles that the opponent poses for you. So now, I try to be more observant of my opponents and hopefully I can put the obstacle back on their side."
Hong Kong will be sending ten athletes to compete in all seven table tennis events in Hangzhou.