Japan badminton king arrives home after fatal car crash

first_img Earlier in the day, he was discharged from hospital in Malaysia, and boarded a plane wearing a dark cap and face mask. An assistant coach, physiotherapist, and badminton official also suffered minor injuries in the highway crash, seen as a blow to Momota’s preparations for this year’s Tokyo Olympics where he will attempt to win gold on home soil to complete a full set of major titles. The accident occurred just hours after he began his 2020 season in style on Sunday with victory over Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen in Kuala Lumpur. Momota had been in Putrajaya public hospital outside the capital Kuala Lumpur since Monday. Kento Momota was discharged from a Malaysian hospital on WednesdayHe will now aim to return to action at the All England Championships on March 11, the secretary general of Japan’s Badminton Association Kinji Zeniya told AFP on Tuesday.Momota, who won a record 11 titles last year, had “extraordinary enthusiasm towards the Olympics” this year in Tokyo, added Zeniya, but urged the gold medal favourite to take time to recuperate fully.“I hope he will do his best without pushing and rushing himself too hard and without being impatient,” said Zeniya.Read Also: Serena Williams, back in the wins, aims to end long Slam record questThe driver was killed at the scene while Momota received cuts to his face and bruising all over his body, Zeniya said, denying previous reports that he had broken his nose and chin.Momota, currently the best player on the planet, enjoyed unrivalled success in 2019, with his title haul including the World Championship, Asia Championship and All England Championship – a dramatic turnaround for a player who had been banned for gambling in 2016.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All TimeTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVBehind-The-Scenes Selfies From 10 Popular MoviesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Best Geek Movies Of All TimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key Role10 Absurd Ideas That Made Their Inventors Millions Badminton world number one Kento Momota arrived in Japan on Wednesday after being released from a Malaysian hospital following a car crash that killed his driver and left him with minor injuries. Badminton world number one Kento Momota arrived in Japan wearing a face mask after sustaining injuries in a road accident The 25-year-old Japanese, who walked past waiting journalists without making a statement, faces two months out after suffering cuts to his face and multiple bruises when the vehicle carrying him to Kuala Lumpur International Airport crashed in the early hours of Monday.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

One local fixture goes ahead today

first_imgDue the unavailability of Leahy Park in Cashel the the West Tipp U21 A Hurling final between Cappawhite/Sean Treacys and Clonoulty/Rossmore has been transferred to Cappawhite.The match is due to throw-in at noon tomorrow.The South U21 hurling fixtures between Killenaule and Anner Gaels and St Mary’s and Mullinahone aren’t going ahead as planned today.They’ve been refixed for St Stephen’s Day. The Mid Tipp Junior A Football Final between Thurles Sarsfields and Gortnahoe-Glengoole, originally fixed for Littleton this afternoon, has been moved to Thurles Sarsfields Outside Field.Throw-in is at 1.30pm.Due to the adverse weather conditions the field in Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary Town, is unplayable, meaning that the West U21 B Hurling semi-final between Golden and Galtee/Emly scheduled for today is off.last_img read more

Chelsea confirms midfielder Awako move to TP Mazembe

first_imgBerekum Chelsea have confirmed the transfer of midfielder Gladson Awako to Congolese giants TP Mazembe.The 22 year old has signed a five year deal for a fee of 400,000 dollars. Awako has already begun training with the Lubumbashi-based side.According to Berekum Chelsea’s director of Operations Oduro Sarfo who confirmed the deal to JOY Sport, both the club and Awako have made a good business.“It’s ok for him to play for Mazembe because it provides the platform that can showcase the boy internationally”. Said Oduro Sarfo“The contract is signed and is mouth watering considering the money involved”.Gladson Awako’s transfer follows the sale of striker Emmanuel Clottey to Tunisian side Esperance for a Ghanaian transfer record fee of 1.5 million dollars.last_img