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Badminton World Championships 2021: Can Sindhu Defend her Crown?

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The 2021 BWF Badminton World Championship has begun. The tournament kickstarted in Spain, Monday.

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India’s campaign will be led by star shuttle PV Sindhu. She will be competing to defend the women’s singles title.

Sindhu become the champion in the 2019, Basel championship. Sindhu has also won two silvers (2017, 2018) and two bronze (2013, 2014) at the championship. She has a total tally of five medals to her name.

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Men’s Singles

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Former World No.1 Kidambi Srikanth will lead the Men’s Singles event. B Sai Praneeth, who won a bronze medal in 2019, will be the top Indian contender for the championship. HS Prannoy and Lakshya Sen will also be participating in the event.

Men’s and Women’s Doubles

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Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will be participating in the Men’s doubles. While in the women’s doubles, N Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponappa will be hoping to win a medal for India.

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Injury Withdrawals

There have been several withdrawals this year, in the BWF World Badminton Championships. 

Carolina Marin, who is a three-time winner in the championship, will not be playing this year. Another withdrawal has been from 2017 champion, Nozomi Okuhara.

Not only them, but the entire Indonesian Contingent withdrew from the event. Kento Momota has also withdrawn his name. He is a former two-time winner at the championship.

However, the most important withdrawal for India was Sania Nehwal’s withdrawal. It will be the first time the star shutter will not be playing due to multiple injuries.

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2021 BWF World Championships

The Championships will be held at Palacio de Los Deportes Carolina Marín, in Huelva, Spain. It will be held from December 12 to December 19.

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