PV Sindhu 'recovering' in London as 'practice was not happening properly' at national camp, says shuttler's father
The Olympic silver-medallist has been in London for the last 10 days and posted a picture with sports nutritionist Rebecca Randell of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI), her training base, on her social media page on Monday.
Sindhu, who won the World Championship gold medal last year, had pulled out of the Denmark Open and will now have to perform at the Asia legs to make it to the World Tour Finals.
The Badminton World Federation postponed the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals (3-11 Oct), three events in Asia (in November) to 2021 and also cancelled the Denmark Masters (20-25 Oct).
Sindhu had earlier pulled out of the Thomas and Uber Cup Final but later decided to participate in it, although the event itself eventually got deferred due to the rising number of pullouts.
Thomas and Uber Cup Finals postponed to 2021 by BWF after top teams withdraw due to COVID-19 pandemic
The BWF has, however, decided that the Denmark Open will proceed as originally planned in the BWF Tournament Calendar (13-18 October).
The twice-postponed Thomas and Uber Cups, the men's and women's world team championships, will be the first international tournaments since the pandemic brought badminton to a halt in March.
An Olympic hopeful, Sindhu, who has been training at the national badminton camp in Hyderabad, had been planning to participate in the prestigious tournament.
Need more players at national camp to implement my Olympics plans, says India's badminton singles coach Agus Dwi Santoso
SAI allowed the national camp for eight Olympic hopefuls following approval from the Telangana government on 1 August but only four are currently training at the SAI-Pullela Gopichand Academy.
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After losing in the finals of 2017 and 2018, PV Sindhu on this day in 2019 became the first Indian shuttler to win World Championships gold medal.
On 19 August in 2016, PV Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to win Olympics silver medal after she lost to Carolina Marin in an exhilarating final.
According to the revamped BWF calendar, the next event for the Indian badminton team is the twice rescheduled Thomas and Uber Cup which is slated from 3 to 11 October.
Shuttler N Sikki Reddy, physio Kiran C test positive for COVID-19 enforcing closure of Pullela Gopichand academy
Women's doubles specialist Sikki and Kiran, who have been attending the national camp at the academy, are both asymptomatic, according to a SAI statement
Concept of 'mixed singles' in international badminton does not hold water, will remain a non-starter
Vimal Kumar, chief coach at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy is categorical in his assessment that women shuttlers simply cannot match their male counterparts in competitive singles play.
PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth and Sikki Reddy resume training at SAI Gopichand Badminton Academy after COVID-19 break
The badminton players trained after Sports Authority of India decided to resume national camp for eight Olympic hopefuls following Telangana government's approval on 1 August.
PV Sindhu said players would have to get used to the new normal of playing without the noise and energy of spectators with the effects of COVID-19 expected to be last for quite some time.
Top Indian shuttlers given green signal to return to court as Telangana government allows resumption of training
The decision came after a meeting between Telangana's top sports persons and the sports minister V Srinivas Goud, who has directed the officials at different centres to allow athletes to train on alternate dates at half the capacity of the facilities.
PV Sindhu reveals beating former Olympic champion Li Xuerui at 2012 China Open was turning point in her career
Sindhu had burst onto the scene when as a 16-year-old she had stunned London Olympics gold medallist Li in the quarter-finals of China Masters. A year later, she claimed a maiden bronze medal at the prestigious World Championships.
'Keep shining and making India proud': Birthday wishes pour in for PV Sindhu as star shuttler turns 25
Rio Olympics silver-medalist Sindhu has established herself as one of the country’s best shuttlers, becoming the first Indian player to win the 2018 BWF World Tour and the 2019 BWF World Championships.
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra on Saturday urged the country's Olympic medallists, Olympians and National Sports Federations to lead the country in celebrating the Olympic Day on 23 June.