Commonwealth Games down to one defending champ

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa became the only remaining 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallists who will return to defend their titles in Glasgow this month.  According to a report in […]

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa became the only remaining 2010 gold medallists who will return to defend their titles in Glasgow this month.  According to a report in Reuters today, Saina Nehwal has joined Lee Chong Wei in skipping the Games due to .  Nehwal cited both foot blisters and a groin from the recent Australian Open as the reasons for her withdrawal from the Games, where she was to be the top seed.

Lee Chong Wei, who announced his withdrawal two weeks ago, was the last of Malaysia’s 2010 gold winners to be rendered missing in action, as Koo Kien Keat, Tan Boon Heong, and Chin Eei Hui have all either left BAM or failed to make the cut for Malaysia’s Glasgow contingent.  Malaysia still has returning members of the gold medal-winning mixed team, though none that were active in the final in 2010.

Don Hearn

About Don Hearn

Don Hearn is an Editor and Correspondent who hails from a badminton-loving town in rural Canada. He joined the Badzine team in 2006 to provide coverage of the Korean badminton scene and is committed to helping Badzine to promote badminton to the place it deserves as a global sport. Contact him at: don @ badzine.net