Reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin is nearly definitely out of the Tokyo Olympics after tearing the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) of her left knee, for which she’s going to bear surgical procedure this week. The 27-year-old Spaniard tweeted information of the event on Tuesday after having suffered an damage in coaching final week.
“I verify that I’ve torn the ACL and each meniscus on my left knee. I’ll bear surgical procedure this week and begin my restoration…The preparation over the past two months had develop into very troublesome for causes past the staff’s management, however we have been excited and knew that I might be on (sic) the perfect form for the Olympics. It will not be doable,” Marin stated in her assertion.
– Carolina Marín (@CarolinaMarin) June 1, 2021
Marin’s damage means PV Sindhu’s probabilities of successful a medal in Tokyo have gotten significantly larger. The Indian, who gained silver in Rio, at the moment trails Marin 5-9 of their head-to-head file and the final time they performed one another on the Swiss Open remaining earlier this yr, Sindhu was roundly defeated in simply 35 minutes. If Sindhu does win gold, she will likely be India’s most profitable particular person Olympian.
This isn’t the primary time the Spaniard’s Olympic goals have been in jeopardy. She had suffered an ACL rupture in her proper knee through the remaining of the 2019 Indonesian Masters towards Saina Nehwal. That damage had required surgical procedure and a layoff lasting a number of months — a end result that had triggered her to overlook the 2019 World Championships, the place Sindhu gained gold.
Nevertheless, Marin had returned strongly from her damage and was in sturdy kind heading into Tokyo. She had gained the Yonex Thailand Open and Toyota Thailand Open in January, the Swiss Open in March and had additionally completed second on the 2021 HSBC BWF World Tour finals. She had additionally gained her fifth European Championships title in Kiev in Could.