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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.”

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5 records broken by Indian shuttlers in 2017
5 records broken by Indian shuttlers in 2017
2017 has been a year of renaissance for Indian badminton. Here are some of the achievements of Indian shuttlers.
Srikanth Kidambi shoots to top of prize money list after Superseries glory
Srikanth Kidambi shoots to top of prize money list after Superseries glory
Srikanth won back-to-back Superseries titles in Indonesia and Australia.
Kidambi Srikanth has hit top gear and just wants to keep winning
Kidambi Srikanth has hit top gear and just wants to keep winning
From a kid with lots of potential to finally delivering on the world scene, Kidambi Srikanth looks to be on his way to greatness.
BWF Rankings: Siril Verma jumps 13 spots to reach career-high ranking of 67th
BWF Rankings: Siril Verma jumps 13 spots to reach career-high ranking of 67th
Siril Verma made it to the pre-quarter-finals of the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold last week.
Sports Minister Vijay Goel praises Pullela Gopichand for revolutionising badminton in India
Sports Minister Vijay Goel praises Pullela Gopichand for revolutionising badminton in India
Indian badminton is on a roll.
Stats: Which country has the most singles players combined in the BWF World Rankings Top 100?
Stats: Which country has the most singles players combined in the BWF World Rankings Top 100?
India leads with 21 players, followed by Japan with 18.
Pullela Gopichand feels Indian badminton has a long way to go to compete with China
Pullela Gopichand feels Indian badminton has a long way to go to compete with China
Indian shuttlers have been in amazing form recently.
With 14 shuttlers, India has most number of players in Men’s top 100
With 14 shuttlers, India has most number of players in Men’s top 100
The country can bank upon its mens singles stars too, who can last the distance.
BWF Rankings: India now has 14 men and 7 women in top 100 of singles
BWF Rankings: India now has 14 men and 7 women in top 100 of singles
A better training regimen with focus on fitness has been one of the biggest reasons why there has been such a steady improvement.
Srikanth Kidambi rewarded by N Chandrababu Naidu for his twin Super Series titles
Srikanth Kidambi rewarded by N Chandrababu Naidu for his twin Super Series titles
N Chandrababu Naidu announces Rs 50 lakh and a Group-1 job for Srikanth Kidambi after his recent exploits in Indonesia and Australia.
Cricket or Badminton - where have India won more major titles in 2017?
Cricket or Badminton - where have India won more major titles in 2017?
It was a great year for India in both sports, but in which were they more successful?
BWF Rankings: Srikanth Kidambi back in top 8, Sai Praneeth 15th
BWF Rankings: Srikanth Kidambi back in top 8, Sai Praneeth 15th
Kidambi recently won the Indonesian Open and the Australian Open and in the process, became the first Indian to win back to back titles.
Indian shuttlers lead the way in singles events at Super Series tournaments
Indian shuttlers lead the way in singles events at Super Series tournaments
India now have the most Super Series titles in singles this year.
Srikanth Kidambi leads Superseries Destination Dubai rankings after Australian Open win
Srikanth Kidambi leads Superseries Destination Dubai rankings after Australian Open win
Srikanths next major tournament should be the BWF World Championships, beginning August 21 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Srikanth Kidambi gives beautiful reply to Sachin Tendulkar's tweet after Australia Open win
Srikanth Kidambi gives beautiful reply to Sachin Tendulkar's tweet after Australia Open win
Indian Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar had previously congratulated Srikanth on Twitter
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