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‘One loss at India open…’: Saina Nehwal accuses BAI of ‘pulling her down’

Saina Nehwal had gained a gold medal at the Gold Coast (CWG) in 2018 after defeating PV Sindhu. In Jakarta, the place the Asian Games had been held, the previous world primary had settled for bronze after dropping her semifinal tie in opposition to Tai Tzu Ying.

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Thursday put an finish to the speculations of her skipping the Commonwealth and Asian Games trial, which is scheduled to be held in New Delhi from April 15 to twenty.

She additionally shunned the media stories, which claimed the ace Indian shuttler shouldn’t be eager on defending her Commonwealth and Asian Games medal, which can be held later this year.

She had gained a gold medal at the Gold Coast (CWG) in 2018 after defeating PV Sindhu within the girls’s singles occasion. In Jakarta, the place the Asian Games had been held in the identical year, the previous world primary had settled for bronze after dropping her semifinal tie in opposition to Tai Tzu Ying.

The shuttler in a sequence of tweets, expressed her plight on the scheduling of the trials, which she believes might will danger accidents.

She additionally took pictures at the Badminton Association of India (BAI), accusing them of pulling her down relating it to her early exit from India Open. Nehwal had then lost to 20-year-old Malvika Bansod, who calls the previous her idol. 

The 32-year-old, a two-time CWG gold medallist, had earlier knowledgeable BAI about her determination to skip the trials.

Saina stated she had e-mailed BAI in early April informing about her skipping the trials however there was no communication from the affiliation.

“I had written to them immediately after I came to know about the trials. I didn’t want my body to go through another tournament at a time when I had just returned from the European leg and just a little over a week remains for the Asian Championships,” Saina instructed PTI.

“It is slightly unsettling but its okay. I will keep fighting for the Olympics, in the other events and I have no issues if someone else is considered to be deserving and good enough to win a medal at Commonwealth Games and Asian games.”


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