Badminton: Singapore Yeo Jia Min withdraws from India Open after ‘high fever’

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Yeo Jia Min has withdrawn from the India Open badminton event after she skilled “an excessive fever” with a temperature of as much as 38.6 degrees Celsius, the participant mentioned on Friday (Jan 14).

Singapore Yeo Jia Min withdrawal was confirmed by the BWF World Tour web site, which confirmed that her quarter-final match had been win by her opponent, Thailand’s Supanida Katethong, in a walkover.

“It’s really unfortunate that I have to withdraw from the India Open quarterfinals later this afternoon,” Yeo wrote in an Instagram story.

“I was not feeling well yesterday morning and it became worse after my match. My head and body started hurting a lot more and I was having a high fever up to 38.6deg throughout the night.”

“I really wish to compete but it’s advised by my doctor that I shouldn’t. I’m so sorry to disappoint those who were looking forward to supporting me.”

In response, the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) mentioned that Yeo has taken an antigen speedy take a look at (ART) and examined destructive for COVID-19.

SBA added that it’ll monitor her situation earlier than making a call on her participation in upcoming occasions.

On Thursday, SBA mentioned that the nation’s delegation on the India Open would place a higher emphasis on distancing and be “extra vigilant”, after a number of gamers within the event examined constructive for COVID-19.

Amongst those that examined constructive for COVID-19 have been India’s world quantity 18 Sai Praneeth and doubles participant Simran Singhi.

As of Thursday, none of Singapore’s gamers had examined constructive, and not one of the gamers’ shut contacts had examined constructive both.

In India Open motion on Friday, world champion Loh Kean Yew took 33 minutes to beat Russia’s Sergey Sirant 21-16, 21-13 within the males’ singles quarter-finals.

Additionally progressing to the semis has been Singapore’s combined doubles pair of Terry Hee and Tan Wei Han, who beat India’s Nithin HV and Ashwini Bhat Okay 21-15, 21-19.

Hee and Tan had been scheduled to play Singhi and her accomplice Akshan Shetty within the earlier spherical, however superior to the quarter-finals in a walkover after Singhi’s constructive COVID-19 take a look at and Shetty’s standing as an in-depth contact compelled them to withdraw from the event.

Within the males’ doubles, Hee and Loh Kean Hean misplaced to India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty 21-18, 21-18 to overlook out on a spot within the final 4.

Already lacking quite a lot of star names, the India Open is being performed in New Delhi behind closed doorways due to the pandemic.

India is presently experiencing a pointy rise in COVID-19 infections pushed by the Omicron coronavirus variant.

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