Badminton News: India’s men’s single player Kidambi Srikanth expressed his delight on Monday (December 20th) at winning the historic silver medal at the BWF World Championships and said it was very satisfying to have reached the final in Huelva, Spain.
Former world number 1 Kidambi Srikanth became the first Indian player to win a silver medal in singles at the Badminton World Championships, with Prakash Padukone (1983), B Sai Praneeth (192019) and Lakshya Sen (2021) winning medals each.
In the ultimate duel in Spain, the Indian mainstay was beaten by rising star Loh Kean Yew from Singapore in straight games 21-15 and 22-20 in Sunday’s final, which lasted 43 minutes.
“All the hard work seems to be paying off! Getting to the World Cup finals has been incredibly satisfying and I am so grateful to each of you for your continued love and support!” Srikanth tweeted on Monday (December 20th).
On the way to the final, the twelfth seed from India was superb and took an early 9-3 lead, but Loh Kean Yew recovered and won the first game 21-15.
Srikanth has everything he has to do in game two to keep his gold medal hopes alive until he manages to force the hiring. However, Loh Kean Yew kept his momentum going, finishing the game in even games to become the first Singaporean player to become world champion.
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