Singapore badminton player Yeo Jia Min withdraws from India Open after ‘high fever’

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Yeo Jia Min of Singapore has withdrawn from the India Open badminton tournament after experiencing “a high fever” with a temperature of up to 38.6 degrees Celsius, the player said on Friday (January 14th).

Yeo’s withdrawal was confirmed by the BWF World Tour website, which showed that her quarter-final match was won by her opponent, Thailand’s Supanida Katethong, in an upset.

“It’s such a shame that I have to withdraw from the Indian Open quarter-finals later this afternoon,” Yeo wrote in an Instagram Story.

“I wasn’t feeling well yesterday morning and it got worse after my game. My head and body started hurting a lot more and I had a high fever up to 38.6 degrees all night.

“I really want to compete, but my doctor advised me not to. I’m so sorry to disappoint those who were looking forward to supporting me.

In response to a query from CNA, the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) said Yeo had taken a rapid antigen test (ART) and tested negative for COVID-19.

The SBA added that it will monitor his condition before making a decision on his participation in upcoming events.

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