Badminton: Fighting fit3 min read 06 Oct 2017, 01:15 PM IST
Recent matches show that the fitness levels of Indian badminton players is at par with international players
India’s P.V. Sindhu and Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara have faced each other four times since the quarter-finals at Rio Olympics last year, each winning two matches. But none of the matches have been as intense as the epic final at the Badminton World Championships in Glasgow some weeks ago—one that lasted an hour and 50 minutes in which the two players pushed each other to the limits with 75-second rallies. The result apart, there are two key takeaways from that match: one, that the women’s game is top-notch at this moment and, two, the fitness levels of players these days are almost unreal. It was a surprise that neither of the finalists had to be stretchered off the court.
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