Japanese badminton star Kento Momota has fully recovered from the eye injury he suffered during a car accident in January, the world number one said on Friday. 

“I can see without any problem while I’m playing. I’ve been able to give 100 percent in practice,” Momota said.

Hours after winning the Malaysia Masters, Momota, who was travelling in a car to the Kuala Lumpur airport, was involved in a horrific crash where he suffered an eye socket fracture in February.

The car collided with a lorry en route to the airport and the driver succumbed to his injuries. Having recovered fully, Momota said his goal is to win the Gold Medal in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

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“I want to do my best every day towards the goal” he said.

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