National coaching director Rexy Mainaky thanked the Road To Gold (RTG) programme for all the support rendered to the Paris Olympics bound national shuttlers in a media session on Wednesday.

The six shuttlers under the RTG programme are doubles’ pairs Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik, Pearly Tan-M.Thinaah and Chen Tang Jie-Toh Ee Wei who have received unconditional support since being absorbed in.

“The RTG programme have given the players all the support they need. For instance the sparring partners for Pearly-Thinaah and Aaron-Wooi Yik have improved the quality of their training sessions.

“Communication with the RTG Secretariat has also been smooth. We just needed to call them and any issues or feedback will be addressed swiftly. I can say that everything has been given to the players, now it’s up to them to focus and give their best to try and deliver a gold medal. In terms of support, we have got more than 100 percent,” said Rexy.

Among the support given by the RTG to the national shuttlers include a monthly allowance, funding for sparring partners and also for the services of psychologist Frederick Tan.

National mixed doubles shuttler Chen was among those who said the appointment of Frederick has seen a change in his mental approach.

“Frederick is positive in his approach, and I for one have taken in his ways and it has helped me mentally,” said Chen.

Rexy had earlier engaged the services of two Indonesian former shuttlers – Ade Yusuf and Gerardo Rizqullah Hafidz – for Tan-Thinaah in bid to improve their speed and strength.

The Indonesians will also accompany the national women's doubles pair to the training camp in Paris next week.

Besides that, Chia-Soh also received two sparring partners from Chinese Taipei recently.

The national contingent will depart for their training camp in Paris on June 13.

The other two shuttlers who have qualified for the Paris Olympics are professionals Lee Zii Jia and Goh Jin Wei.