Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, on Monday, made an 'urgent request' to the Ministry of External Affairs to help her participate in the upcoming Denmark tour by sorting out her visa issue. Nehwal took to Twitter to approach the Ministry and said that she has a tournament next week and doesn’t have her visa processed yet. She also tagged External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar in the tweet.
I have an urgent request regarding visa for me and my trainer to Denmark. I have a tournament next week in Odense and we don’t have our visas processed yet . Our matches are starting on Tuesday next week . @DrSJaishankar @MEAQuery @DenmarkinIndia #danisadenmarkopen2019— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) October 7, 2019
The 2019 Denmark Open that will be held at Odense Sports Park in Odense, Denmark, will be the sixteenth tournament of the 2019 BWF World Tour. It will also part of the Denmark Open championships, which have been held since 1935.
This tournament is organized by Badminton Denmark with sanction from the BWF. The Denmark Open is scheduled to commence on October 15 and will conclude on October 20. In her opening match in the tournament, Nehwal, will compete against Sayaka Takahashi.
Nehwal, who is a world-class badminton player, has achieved several milestones in badminton and brought laurels to India. She is the only Indian to have won at least one medal in every BWF major individual event, namely the Olympics, the BWF World Championships, and the BWF World Junior Championships.
Additionally, Nehwal is the first Indian badminton player to have won an Olympic medal, along with being the only Indian to have won the BWF World Junior Championships or to have reached to the final of the BWF World Championships.
Moreover, In 2006, Nehwal added another feather to her hat by becoming the first Indian female and the youngest Asian to win a 4-star tournament. She also has the title of being the first Indian to win a Super Series title to her name. Nehwal also became the first Indian to win two singles gold medals (2010 and 2018) in Commonwealth Games.