Young para shuttler Palak Kohli undergoes surgery to remove bone tumour

Young Paralympics badminton player Palak Kohli underwent successful surgery to remove a bone tumor in his left ankle at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences here Saturday morning.

“We have been informed that the operation was successful and she was shifted to the ICU for observation,” said her father Mahesh Kohli. “We have been quite upset by her pain for the past two years. After much consideration, we have decided to go into operation here.

Kohli, 19, was the youngest player on the Indian team at the Tokyo Paralympics last year. She competed in three competitions — women’s singles and doubles, and mixed doubles.

In singles, she lost in the semi-finals of the SU5 division, indicating her disability – her left arm had not developed since birth. Prior to the Olympics, Kohli was in pain. “It’s not so bad and we all have guessed it, but the problem has gotten worse over the last eight months,” said Gaurav Khanna, head coach of Para Badminton.

Kohli had to quit the semi-finals after suffering a left ankle injury in the semifinals at the Para Badminton event in Dubai last month. “Her parents took her to Jalandhar, Delhi and other places for treatment and finally decided to have surgery here,” he said.

On Friday night, as she was being hospitalized, several para-shuttlers and coaches from the local academy met her. “He was in tears and happy … he promised everyone that he would return strong after the campaign as he wants to win a medal at the 2024 Paris Paralympics,” Khanna said.

Palak’s surgery came to light with a post on the official handle of Para Badminton India on Saturday morning. “Our youngest para-badminton paralympian @ palakkohli2002 has been hospitalized. Ready to fight and conquer the battle with a bone tumor. Let us pray and hope that they recover quickly. ”

Kohli wins 20 medals at tournaments recognized by World Badminton

Five gold, seven silver and eight bronze. This included gold, silver and bronze at last year’s Asian Youth Para Games in Bahrain.

Major achievements of Palak Kohli

2019: Gold (doubles), silver (singles), Uganda Para Badminton International.

Quarterfinalist at the BWF Para Badminton World Championships 2019 in Switzerland.

2020: Silver at Peru Para Badminton International (doubles).

2021: Silver (singles), bronze (doubles) and bronze (mixed doubles) at the 3rd Dubai Para Badminton International.

At age 18, she was the youngest female para badminton player at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Gold (singles and doubles), silver (mixed doubles) at Uganda Para Badminton International; Gold (doubles) and silver (mixed doubles) at the Asian Youth Para Games in Bahrain. 2021


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