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Olympic medallist Sindhu to contest BWF Athletes' Commission elections again

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Kuala Lumpur, Nov 23 (IANS) Two-time Olympic Games medallist and star Indian badminton player PV Sindhu will stand for re-election in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes’ Commission polls in Huelva, Spain on December 17.

“World champion and two-time Olympic medallist Pusarla V. Sindhu is the only current Athletes’ Commission member standing for re-election. Nine candidates have been nominated for the available six positions,” BWF said in a statement.

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Sindhu has not been in her best form of late and had crashed out of the Indonesia Masters last week in the semifinal, losing to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in a one-sided match.

Women’s doubles specialist and gold medallist at the Tokyo Olympics, Greysia Polii of Indonesia, is also contesting the elections.

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“I would like to assist my fellow players to achieve their dreams and help them out with their requests around competing on the international circuit,” said Polii after her nomination.

–IANS

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