Home > Magazine > ChaiTime > Good Sports: BADMINTON’S RISING STAR

 

Good Sports: BADMINTON’S RISING STAR

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
August 2017
Good Sports: BADMINTON’S RISING STAR

When India’s Srikanth Kidambi, the 11th ranked badminton player in the world, took the court against China’s Chen Long in the Australian Open final, his prospects of winning didn’t look good. Long, the Olympic and two-time world champion, had beaten Kidambi in all five of their previous matches. But Kidambi didn’t let the pressure get to him and stunned Long 22-20, 21-16.

“I was not thinking of winning or losing. I missed competitive badminton during my break last year and wanted to enjoy the match,” Kidambi told AFP.

A stress fracture in his right ankle caused him to miss three months of competitive play last year, but he has returned to his 2015 form, when he rose to No. 3 in the world.

A week before winning the Australian Open, he won another Superseries title, the Indonesian Open. In both tournaments, he beat South Korea’s Son Wan Ho, the top-ranked player in the world. He has improved his ranking to No. 8 in the world, and is one of the favorites in the upcoming BWF World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.



Enjoyed reading Khabar magazine? Subscribe to Khabar and get a full digital copy of this Indian-American community magazine.


  • Add to Twitter
  • Add to Facebook
  • Add to Technorati
  • Add to Slashdot
  • Add to Stumbleupon
  • Add to Furl
  • Add to Blinklist
  • Add to Delicious
  • Add to Newsvine
  • Add to Reddit
  • Add to Digg
  • Add to Fark
blog comments powered by Disqus

Back to articles

 

DIGITAL ISSUE

08_17-Cover-Siddis-India.jpg
 

 

eKhabar

Sign up for our weekly newsletter
eKhabar

Click here  

SERVITIX.gif 

Raj&Patel-CPA-Web-Banner.jpgBG-PLUMBING-Banner-06_17.jpg

Krishnan Co WebBanner.jpg

PCPD- RED.gif

DineshMehta-CPA-Banner-0813.jpg

Global Holidays Axar Travel Banner ad.png

SDK small banner 7-16.jpg