Kidambi Srikanth assured of maiden medal : BWF World Championships

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Kidambi Srikanth qualified for his first medal following a dominant performance in the men’s singles semifinal, but defending champion PV Sindhu was defeated by Tai Tzu Ying in the women’s division of the BWF World Badminton Championships in Huelva, Spain on Friday.

Srikanth, who was ranked 12th in the event, dispatched Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands in a quarterfinal match that lasted only 26 minutes.

After the famous Prakash Padukone (bronze in 1983) and B Sai Praneeth, the 28-year-old Srikanth will be the third Indian man to earn a medal at the World Championships (bronze in 2019).

Sindhu, who lost in the quarterfinals to Tai Tzu, has five medals to her record in the showcase, while Saina Nehwal has two. Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won bronze in the women’s doubles event in 2011.

The number 14 in the globe Srikanth led 11-5 at the change of ends in the first game, then from 14-8, he scored seven unanswered points to win in a flash.

Srikanth completely outplayed his opponent in the second game as well. From 4-3, it was all Srikanth as he sped to another seven points in a row. Srikanth won the match by scoring four points in a row after trailing 17-7.

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