Expect Japan’s top singles player Kento Momota to return to September’s badminton scene with no marks on his face and a revived resolve.
The twice-time world champion has practically gone for a facelift while waiting for the badminton season to continue since it was postponed owing to the Covid-19 pandemic after the All-England in March.
After healing from a traffic crash that killed his driver and wounded four others while in transit to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, hours after winning the Malaysian Masters in January, the mild cosmetic surgery is performed to extract the wounds.
He first returned to school a month after the incident but had to travel to Tokyo for treatment after moaning of the double vision. But fortunately his issue was solved.
Japan ‘s chief coach Park Joo-bong said the break was a big blessing for Momota because of Covid-19.
Joo-bong said with a grin that during this period he was training with his club, and we were monitoring him. He’s in fine health, so he seems more stunning than ever before. He took that opportunity to go for a plastic surgery during the lockdown. There are no scars on his face anyway.
They highlighted that he worked out, as well. He has done well to manage his body fat according to our research, in reality his physical health is stronger than before. For Momota, the Olympic Games were fortunately postponed to next year, as it certainly gave him the time to heal and fully recover.