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K Srikanth Biography

Born in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, Kidmabi Srikanth burst on to the scene when he won silver at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games in Isle of Man. The 23-year-old has gone from strength to strength, becoming only the third Indian male player to enter the top 5 in world badminton rankings after Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand. Not only this, he achieved the feat in grand style when he handed two-time Olympic gold medallist Lin Dan a defeat in China Open that he went on to win in 2014. Srikanth’s fortunes changed when in 2009 joined Pullela Gopichand’s badminton academy in Hyderabad. The former All-England champion advised Srikanth to concentrate only on singles and that has worked like a charm for the badminton star. In 2015, Srikanth became the first Indian male to win gold at the 2015 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and followed it up with another stupendous performance when he clinched the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships Grand Prix Gold title in January next year. Ranked 13 at present, Srikanth has his set sights on gold at Rio but that’s not all that he wants. “Winning an Olympic medal is every athlete’s dream, mine too,” he says. “But my biggest goal as a player is to be the best player in the world—World No 1. Winning the Olympic gold medal in Rio, ranked No 1 in the world would be great.”

K Srikanth Latest News & Articles

Great chance to have best medal haul at 2018 CWG: Srikanth
Great chance to have best medal haul at 2018 CWG: Srikanth
Srikanth is likely to clash with local hero and World Champion Viktor Axelsen in the quarterfinals of the ongoing Denmark Open.
Denmark Open 2017: PV Sindhu primed for a deep run, tough opener for Saina Nehwal
Denmark Open 2017: PV Sindhu primed for a deep run, tough opener for Saina Nehwal
An analysis of the chances of the Indian shuttlers.
BWF Rankings: Lakshya Sen rises to career-best ranking
BWF Rankings: Lakshya Sen rises to career-best ranking
Lakshya Sen will soon be in action as he leads the Indian challenge at the World Junior Championships.
Stats: Which country has the most male shuttlers in the BWF World Rankings Top 100?
Stats: Which country has the most male shuttlers in the BWF World Rankings Top 100?
India is ahead of the likes of China, Japan and Malaysia.
BWF Rankings: India has five men’s singles shuttlers in top 20 for the first time ever
BWF Rankings: India has five men’s singles shuttlers in top 20 for the first time ever
The mixed doubles pair of Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra, who reached the Japan Open semi-finals, also rose in the latest rankings.
India set to have five men’s singles shuttlers in top 20 for the first time ever
India set to have five men’s singles shuttlers in top 20 for the first time ever
Srikanth Kidambi and HS Prannoy made it to the quarter-finals of the Japan Open Superseries this week.
Japan Open 2017: Disappointing defeats for Srikanth and Prannoy, Chopra-Reddy keep Indian hopes alive
Japan Open 2017: Disappointing defeats for Srikanth and Prannoy, Chopra-Reddy keep Indian hopes alive
India's sole title contender remains in the mixed doubles.
Interview: "Srikanth's achievements inspire me," says brother Nandagopal
Interview: "Srikanth's achievements inspire me," says brother Nandagopal
Nandagopal won twin titles at the recently concluded Ukraine International Challenge.
Saina Nehwal and Srikanth Kidambi pull out of the Korea Open Superseries
Saina Nehwal and Srikanth Kidambi pull out of the Korea Open Superseries
The Korea Open is scheduled to be held next week.
India can dominate like China, Japan and Korea: Saina Nehwal
India can dominate like China, Japan and Korea: Saina Nehwal
She was speaking at a function in Delhi arranged by the Sports Ministry.
BWF World Rankings: Big jump for Lakshya Sen, PV Sindhu rises
BWF World Rankings: Big jump for Lakshya Sen, PV Sindhu rises
Lakshya won his second title in the senior international circuit last week.
World Badminton Championships 2017: Schedule for Indian players on Day 4
World Badminton Championships 2017: Schedule for Indian players on Day 4
India's singles contingent will look to keep up its good form.
 World Badminton Championships 2017: Schedule for Indian players on Day 3
 World Badminton Championships 2017: Schedule for Indian players on Day 3
All four men's singles players will be on show along with Saina Nehwal, who will play her first match.
World Badminton Championships 2017 Day 1 roundup: Seven wins out of eight mark brilliant opening day for India
World Badminton Championships 2017 Day 1 roundup: Seven wins out of eight mark brilliant opening day for India
Srikanth and Sameer Verma through to next round and further wins in women's singles, women's and mixed doubles.
World Badminton Championships 2017: Telecast, live streaming, date, start time and where to watch online
World Badminton Championships 2017: Telecast, live streaming, date, start time and where to watch online
The tournament gets underway on 21st August, 2017.
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