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Defending champion Kento Momota pulls out of BWF World Championships | Badminton Information

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NEW DELHI: Two-time defending champion Kento Momota of Japan on Wednesday withdrew from the BWF World Championships starting on Sunday after failing to get well from a again harm.
“BWF can verify the unlucky information that world No.2 and males’s singles defending champion Kento Momota has pulled out with harm,” the sport’s world governing physique stated in a press release.
“Momota additionally withdrew from final week’s HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2021 with a again problem and has returned to Japan.”
The 27-year-old Momota had pulled out of his group A opening match towards India’s Lakshya Sen on the World Tour Finals in Bali, Indonesia after sustaining the again harm throughout coaching.
“I’m so sorry to my followers to finish up like this,” he had stated.
Momota, who performed six occasions since resumption of the BWF World Tour after COVID-19 pandemic break, had retired damage through the French Open semifinals towards compatriot Kanta Tsuneyama, thus conceding all his rating factors.
He had complained of being “very very drained” after shedding within the Indonesia Open semifinals additionally.
Malaysian seventh seeds Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying, combined doubles silver medallists at 2016 Rio Olympics, additionally withdrew from the World Championships after deciding to half methods following a fruitful partnership of 13 years.
“Malaysian seventh seeds Chan Peng Quickly and Goh Liu Ying on Monday introduced their break up as a pair after 13 years and have too withdrawn from the World Championships,” the BWF stated.
The World Championships will get underway on Sunday at Huelva, Spain.
“A majority of gamers have now arrived safely in Huelva and entered the event bubble. Spherical one matches begin 10am native time on Sunday.
“There are at present no plans to conduct any redraws,” the BWF stated.

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