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BAI announces Rs 5 lakh cash award for Srikanth

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265   //    23 Oct 2017, 20:24 IST

New Delhi, Oct 23 (PTI) The Badminton Association of India (BAI) today announced a cash award of Rs. 5 lakh for Kidambi Srikanth for winning his third Super Series Premier title with a dominating victory at the Denmark Open in Odense.

Srikanth got the better of Lee Hyun II of South Korea 21 -10 21-5 to clinch the title at the USD 750,000 Super Series event yesterday.

"We are very proud of what Srikanth has achieved in the Danish Open. Our boys are on a roll and I can only see them winning more laurels for the country," Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

This is the third title for Srikanth in 2017 after Indonesia Open and Australia Open. He become the only player after Lin Dan to achieve the feat of winning three Superseries titles in a calendar year

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