2021 Denmark Open: A 'Graveyard' for Badminton Players

Saturday, 23 October 2021 – 18:12 GMT+7
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Indian men's singles player Sameer Verma / Credit: Badmintophoto, Sameer's Instagram

jpnn.com, ODENSE - The 2021 Denmark Open is like a "graveyard" for badminton players.

Many of them stepped off the field not because they finished the competitions but because of a storm of injuries that haunted the athletes.

In the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open on Friday (22/10), at least three countries withdrew from their match due to injury.

The first is the mixed doubles from Taiwan Lee Jhe Huei and Hsu Ya Ching, who chose not to continue the game against the representatives of Thailand, Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai.

Lee and Hsu, who lost in the first game with 9-21, withdrew during the second game after trailing 3-11 behind Dechapol and Sapsiree.

Next was Sameer Verma from India, who could not continue the men's singles game against Indonesian player Tommy Sugiarto. Sameer chose not to play the second game.

Through his goodbye post on his personal Instagram account @sameerv1, the Indian player seemed a little disappointed that he had to pack his suitcase due to an injury.

"It had to end like [this] this time, DESTINY! The lower you fall, the higher you bounce!" he wrote.

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