PV Sindhu to return to badminton motion in January 2021


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She final performed competitively on the All England Championships in March this 12 months earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic introduced sport to a halt.

Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu will return to aggressive motion in January 2021 the place she might be collaborating in at the least three tournaments.

Sindhu, who is part of the Goal Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) core group, might be seen in motion on the Yonex Thailand Open (January 12-17), Toyota Thailand Open (January 19-24) and the World Tour Finals in Bangkok, topic to qualification (January 27-31).

The sports activities ministry has sanctioned Sindhu’s request to have her physio and health coach accompany her on the tournaments.

“The providers of her physio and coach for these three tournaments has been sanctioned at an approx price of Rs. eight.25 lakhs,” a Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) assertion learn.

She final performed competitively on the All England Championships in March this 12 months earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic introduced sport to a halt.

In September, the reigning world champion had pulled out of Denmark Open. After that, she had agreed to play within the Uber Cup, which was finally postponed.

In November, the Rio Olympic silver medallist had mentioned she is completely match, not simply health-wise but in addition on the badminton court docket and her preparations for the Tokyo Olympics are in full swing.

The Olympics, which had been slated to be held in July-August this 12 months, needed to be postponed to summer time of 2021 as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.

“I’ve been getting ready myself mentally and bodily to compete in 2021. We’re not too distant and this can be a worldwide situation, therefore each athlete goes by the identical and we’ll all should adapt, prepare, and provides our greatest in Tokyo,” Sindhu had informed IANS.



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