WANG Chen may have lost her Olympic place to teammate Koon Wai-chee but she swept away any doubts about her ability by scoring an emphatic 11-4, 11-3 win over Koon at the national badminton championships yesterday. Playing in the first official encounter between the duo, Wang - a world junior champion when playing for China - was never in serious trouble in the women's singles final at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium. Wang also overcame Ling Wan-ting, another Olympics-bound player, in the semi-final to strengthen her claim to the best-in-town label. Despite Wang having a higher position in last month's world rankings, the local governing body handed the Olympic ticket to Koon. Wang said she feared the fact she had previously played for the mainland might have influenced the decision not to select her. However, national coach Chan Chi-choi yesterday insisted that Wang was eligible for the Olympics and other major games and the home-grown Koon had been selected as the local governing body wished to promote local talent. 'Eligibility is stated clearly in the rule book. I'll explain this to her to ease her worries,' Chan said. Wang said: 'Of course, I'm disappointed at their decision. It's agonising but I've prepared for it and now I only want to look to the future.' Koon admitted Wang should have been the one to go if ability had been the only thing that mattered. 'Yes, she's the stronger player. I was under pressure to defeat her as I got the Olympic ticket,' Koon said. Wang said she had no solid plans for her future and she was concerned about her eligibility for the Pusan Asian Games and the 2004 Athens Olympics. 'After this happened, I feel uncertain about my eligibility for major games. All I can do now is to concentrate on every match I play in. I hope to finish the year among the top 15 in the world,' Wang said.