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Parupalli Kashyap out until March with injury

Parupalli Kashyap out until March with injury

Badminton, Breaking News
The badminton player, who sustained a calf muscle tear at a senior ranking tournament, will miss the India Open, Syed Modi International and Odisha Open. Commonwealth Games gold-medalist and London 2012 Olympian Parupalli Kashyap will be out of action for three months after sustaining a calf injury at the All India senior ranking tournament in December 2021. “It is a Grade 1 pull, so I will be out of action for six weeks. It will take me three weeks to get back on court and another three weeks to get match fitness, so I am targeting March for a comeback,” Parupalli Kashyap told PTI. The Indian badminton player will thus miss the India Open, Syed Modi International and the Odisha Open. These three tournaments kick off the 2022 BWF season. Parupalli Kashyap could return to action...
STOLIARENKO BALANCES THREE LOVES: BADMINTON, TRAVEL, ART

STOLIARENKO BALANCES THREE LOVES: BADMINTON, TRAVEL, ART

Badminton
When Mariia Stoliarenko set off from Ukraine for Bali, back in November, she had no idea she would be the youngest athlete to participate in the Daihatsu Indonesia Masters 2021. While most 17-year-olds are thinking about university or embarking on a gap year, Stoliarenko said she wanted to combine her three greatest loves: badminton, travel, and art. “I just fell in love with playing badminton. And I love art too. Especially graphic design,” Stoliarenko told BWF in Bali. Helping her along her journey during her stint in Bali was her experienced women’s doubles partner Yelyzaveta Zharka; the duo lost to Chloe Birch/Lauren Smith in the opening round, but that didn’t dent the bright smile on Stoliarenko’s face as she took in her surroundings. “That was a tough match,” she said. “We c...