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Kento Momota tested positive for Covid-19

Japan have withdrawn their singles and doubles players who were on their way to Thailand for the two Thailand Open Super 1000 tournaments after men's singles world no 1 Kento Momota tested positive for Covid-19.

Kento Momota

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Jan 2021 8:55 AM GMT

BANGKOK: Japan have withdrawn their singles and doubles players who were on their way to Thailand for the two Thailand Open Super 1000 tournaments after men's singles world no 1 Kento Momota tested positive for Covid-19.

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) said in a statement that Momota had undergone a mandatory RT-PCR test along with the rest of the team at the Narita Airport in Tokyo en route to Thailand capital Bangkok. The squad was set to leave for the city on Sunday.

"Nippon Badminton Association (NBA) has subsequently withdrawn all its singles and doubles players from the Yonex Thailand Open (January 12-17, 2021) and Toyota Thailand Open (January 19-24, 2021)," said the BWF.

"The entire Japanese team was due to fly out to Bangkok, Thailand for the badminton tournaments on the evening of January 3. Momota had gathered with the rest of the national squad a day earlier at the National Training Centre at Kita, Tokyo on January 2." IANS


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