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Sindhu fit for singles competition at CWG, says Gopichand

April 09, 2018 19:56 IST

PV Sindhu

IMAGE: PV Sindhu in action. Photograph: Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images

Forced out of the mixed team badminton event due to an ankle injury, top shuttler P V Sindhu has recovered to be fit for the singles event of the ongoing Commonwealth Games, national coach Pullela Gopichand said on Monday.

"She is fine now and will compete in the singles competition," Gopichand said when asked about Sindhu's fitness status after India upstaged three-time defending champions Malaysia in the mixed team event final to win the gold medal.

 

"She had an ankle injury, which was not major but we did not want to risk her when Saina was giving us the results we wanted. Now she has recovered and will be there from April 11," he added.

Sindhu, who was to captain the side, had sustained the injury during a practice session in Hyderabad before leaving for the Gold Coast Games.

She was, however, present on the sidelines during all the matches India played, vociferously cheering the team.

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