New Delhi: Sports is defined by the beauty of moments. One such beautiful moment happened when the Indian crowd rose up to applaud the Danish shuttler Rasmus Gemke after he had a nasty fall in the quarter-finals of the India Open 2023.
In the men’s singles quarter-final against his fellow countryman and World number 1 Viktor Axelsen, Gemke landed awkwardly trying to return a smash from Axelsen.
As soon as the fall occurred, Gemke was in visible pain and Axelsen rushed to help his countryman. It looked serious and Gemke had to be carried in a wheelchair.
The crowd rose up on the feel to applaud both, sportsmanship by Axelsen and Gemke’s spirit.
Although the nature of the Injury is unknown, it looks like a serious knee injury.
Rasmus Gemke defeated defending champion and local boy Lakshya Sen to set-up his quarter-final clash with World champion Viktor Axelsen in India Open 2023.