Carolina Marin pulls out of All England Championships | Badminton News

2021-03-15 02:46:47

HYDERABAD: Olympic champion Carolina Marin pulled out of the All England Championships scheduled to begin on Wednesday in Birmingham.
The Spaniard spoke on Sunday and said that she decided to withdraw from the event due to injury.
“Unfortunately I won’t be able to play next week at the All England because of the injury I suffered during the Swiss Open. I’ll be back soon!,” Marin said.

Marin was given the top seeding at this prestigious championship. “Me and my team thought that it would be better to take care of the injury that I suffered during the Swiss Open,” she said. Marin thrashed PV Sindhu in the final last Sunday.
The All England not being a part of the Olympic qualification is also one of the reasons, why Marin did not want to risk the injury. “Since the All England is not part of the Olympic qualification I want to recover fully from the injury,” Marin said.
With Marin withdrawing from the event Sindhu has a good chance of winning her first All England title. Sindhu is expected to meet Marin in the semifinals. Now, if Sindhu gets past Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the quarterfinals, she can easily reach the final where she may face either Ratchanok Intanon, Saina Nehwal or Nozomi Okhura.
Even world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei is not participating in the All England Championships. The Chinese too are not competing in this event.

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