New Delhi: On 19th December, Indian shutter Kidambi Srikanth become the first Indian man to win silver at the BWF World Championships. He got defeated by Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew in the final tally of 21-15, 22-20. The match lasted for around 43 minutes.
With this, Loh Kean Yew went down in history to become the first men’s player from Singapore to win a gold medal at the BWF World Championships. But Srikanth also added himself to history books by becoming the first Indian to enter the finale of the men’s singles category of the BWF World Championships in Huelva.
In an Indian vs. Indian match on 18th December, ex-world number one Srikanth rallied to beat Lakshya Sen by 17-21, 21-14, 21-17 in a high-tension bout that lasted for an hour and nine minutes on 18th December. Former, Indian shuttler Dinesh Khanna stated that Srikanth bagging a silver medal at the BWF Championships is a historic win for Indian Badminton.