Lakshya Sen pulls out of SaarLorLux Open as coach tests positive for COVID-19

Defending champion Lakshya Sen pulled out of the SaarLorLux Open in Germany after his coach DK Sen tested positive for COVID-19.

Lakshya Sen

Lakshya Sen and his coach have now requested for another COVID-19 test in order to determine their return date to India.   -  RITU RAJ KONWAR

Defending champion Lakshya Sen was forced to pull put of the SaarLorLux Open in Germany after his coach DK Sen tested positive for COVID-19.

The Indian shuttler had arrived in Saarbrucken on October 25 along with his coach and physiotherapist. The trio were advised to travel to Frankfurt for COVID-19 tests.

They received the test results on October 27, which said Lakshya and his physio tested negative but his coach had tested positive.

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Lakshya and his coach have now requested for another COVID-19 test in order to determine their return date to India.

The 19-year-old's participation in the SaarLorLux Open, the Denmark Open and the15-day training at Peter Gade Academy was funded by the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.

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