Carolina Marin unsure about World Championships, focusing on Olympics

Carolina Marin said that her goal, after recovering from a knee injury, is to win the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Carolina Marin had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee while competing in the Indonesian Masters final against Saina Nehwal.   -  AP

Olympic gold medallist and defending champions Carolina Marin has said that she does not know if she will participate in the upcoming BWF badminton World Championships in Switzerland in August.

The Spaniard said that her goal, after recovering from a knee injury, is to win the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

“I still cannot say whether I’m going to the World Cup or not, as long as we do not get close to the date, I cannot say anything,” she added on Wednesday at the National Sports Council in Madrid.

“Our goal is the Tokyo Olympics, so we do not want to take any risks going to the World Cup or not," , she told Efe news.

“If we go, we will be there giving everything and if not, then we will start the tournaments circuit in September.”

Marin had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee while competing in the Indonesian Masters final against Saina Nehwal in January and has since been sidelined from competition.

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She is optimistic about her recovery, and said: “I find myself with very good sensations, I am going through this period very quickly because the knee is responding very well, the requirement in training day by day is increasing so I am very happy.”