Badminton takes precedence over marriage preparation for Sayali

Published: 22 December, 2013 02:22 IST | IANS |

National badminton champion Sayali Gokhale has skipped her marriage preparations to defend her singles title.

Sayali is getting married on December 28 in Mumbai to her long-time boyfriend and former shuttler Sagar Chopda. But for Sayali, badminton has taken precedence over her marriage preparations.

Sayali Gokhale
Sayali Gokhale is set to marry former shuttler Sagar Chopda

The Pune girl, who defeated World No 11 PV Sindhu last year to win the nationals in Srinagar, is determined to defend the crown at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here.

“I really wanted to play this tournament and defend my title. A lot of preparations are going on at my place as my relatives and friends are turning up everyday. I would have loved to be there but I am glad to play here,” Sayali, who is employed with Air India, told IANS.

Sayali said that both her and Sagar's families have been supportive of her decision. Sagar was also a promising shuttler but a series of knee injuries ended his career early.

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