In the Commonwealth Games 2022 (CWG 2022), India’s star badminton player PV Sindhu won a memorable gold medal for the country. Sindhu won the women’s singles gold medal for the first time in the CWG. Sindhu had also tolerated every problem for this gold, but now she has to pay the price. In an attempt to win gold, Sindhu played the final despite the injury and now this injury has become serious, due to which she will not be able to play in the World Championships to be held this month.
The BWF World Championship is to be held in Japan’s capital Tokyo from August 22 to August 28 and former women’s singles champion Sindhu will not be able to present her claim. Sindhu had recently suffered an injury during the Commonwealth Games. PV Sindhu suffered this injury during the semi-final match of women’s singles. Despite this, she had won a tough match and then in the final held on 8 August, tolerating the pain due to injury, won a memorable gold for herself and the country.
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A Sportstar report states that Sindhu has not yet recovered from the injury and will not be able to fully recover before the World Championships. The report quoted PV Ramanna, father of the star Indian shuttler, as saying that Sindhu has a stress fracture in her left ankle. Due to this, she will be out of court for more than a month. Her father told that at present the focus is on rest and recovery and Sindhu is aiming to return to the court in October.
Eyes on Saina Nehwal
PV Sindhu is the most successful Indian player in the history of the World Championship. In 2019, Sindhu won the women’s singles title and became the first player from India to do so. Sindhu has been participating in the World Championships since 2013 and so far she has won a total of 5 medals including one gold. She has also won silver twice and bronze twice. Sindhu got a bye in the first round this time. Now in her absence, eyes will be on veteran Saina Nehwal. Apart from Saina, young player Malvika Bansod will also stake claim in women’s singles.