The World Badminton Championships will restart next week and the Danish Open will kick off. This is the last BWF event left this year. Although Chinese and Japanese players were absent from the tournament, there were still many celebrities who went to participate. Jayaram of India suffered setbacks in the process of rushing to Denmark to compete.
Jayaram departed from Bangalore, India on Friday morning local time. He originally planned to take a British Airways flight to London, and then transfer to Copenhagen, Denmark. However, the 33-year-old veteran was rejected when he was preparing to board the plane. In desperation, Jayaram could only ask for help through social media. He sought help from the World Badminton Federation, the Indian Badminton Association, and the Indian Sports Minister. On social media, Jayaram stated that he holds a valid C visa, a negative test for the new crown epidemic, and an invitation letter issued by the organizer of the Danish event, but he was still denied boarding.
In an interview, Jayaram specifically introduced his experience. He said: "The reason I booked the British Airways flight at the beginning was because Air France did not have a flight from Bangalore at that time. Other athletes of the Indian team They all departed from New Delhi because they needed to get a passport. But when I was about to board the plane, I was refused. Since this is a special flight to the UK and I don’t have a UK visa, British Airways refused to let I board the plane."
After being unable to fly British Airways, Jayaram tried to contact Air France, but was still unable to contact Air France. However, Jayaram booked an Air France flight to Paris, and then transferred in Paris to Copenhagen. Later, Jayaram updated social media. He introduced that he was already in Paris and was waiting for the next flight to Copenhagen.
After several twists and turns, Jayaram finally arrived in Copenhagen to prepare for the competition. I don't know whether this twists and turns will affect his performance next week.
Jayaram's highest ranking in the world ever reached 13th place, which was in May 2017. In the BWF Super Series, Jayaram's best performance was the 2015 South Korea Open, when he reached the finals, but lost to Chen Long 0-2 and finished second.
The Danish Open is a Super 750 event that will be held in Odense, Denmark from October 13th to 18th. Due to concerns about the epidemic and travel risks in Europe, the Chinese team gave up early to participate in Europe. Japanese stars Kento Momota, Akane Yamaguchi and others chose to retire in early October. Only Hope Okuhara, Kenta Nishimoto and others went to Europe to compete. Without the participation of Kento Momota, the men's singles champion of this event may be produced between Zhou Tiancheng and An Dongsen.
丹麦公开赛是Super 750赛事，将于10月13日至18日在丹麦的欧登塞举行。由于担心欧洲的流行病和旅行风险，中国队放弃了早日参加欧洲比赛。日本明星桃田贤斗，山口茜等人选择于10月初退休。只有Hope Okuhara，Kenta Nishimoto和其他人才去欧洲参赛。在没有Kento Momota的参与的情况下，这项赛事的男单冠军可能会在周天成和安东森之间产生。