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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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Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu books semi-final spot, Srikanth Kidambi’s hopes dashed
Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu books semi-final spot, Srikanth Kidambi’s hopes dashed
Sindhu will look to become the group topper on Friday.
Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: Schedule and preview of PV Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi’s matches on Day 2
Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: Schedule and preview of PV Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi’s matches on Day 2
Srikanth has a do-or-die match on Day 2.
Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu wins a thriller, Srikanth Kidambi suffers defeat
Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu wins a thriller, Srikanth Kidambi suffers defeat
Sindhu had to work hard for her win.
Dubai World Super Series Finals 2017: What chances do PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth stand?
Dubai World Super Series Finals 2017: What chances do PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth stand?
The two are the only Indians in the tournament.
Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: Schedule and preview of PV Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi’s matches
Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: Schedule and preview of PV Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi’s matches
Both have tough opponents on the first day.
5 instances when Indian shuttlers showed their class
5 instances when Indian shuttlers showed their class
The Indian shuttlers have only gone on to prove that sportsmanship is imperative for a professional player.
Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi looking to finish the year on a high
Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi looking to finish the year on a high
Both have never advanced past the semi-finals at this event and would look to reach the final for the first time.
Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: The best photos from the BWF Gala Dinner
Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: The best photos from the BWF Gala Dinner
Srikanth Kidambi and PV Sindhu are the only two Indians to qualify for the season-ending championships this year.
Srikanth Kidambi wins ‘Best Dressed Player’ award at BWF Gala
Srikanth Kidambi wins ‘Best Dressed Player’ award at BWF Gala
This was India's sole win at the BWF Gala this year.
Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: Group stage draw announced, challenging tasks for Srikanth Kidambi and PV Sindhu
Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: Group stage draw announced, challenging tasks for Srikanth Kidambi and PV Sindhu
The tournament kicks off on December 13.
Srikanth Kidambi, PV Sindhu and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy nominated for BWF awards
Srikanth Kidambi, PV Sindhu and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy nominated for BWF awards
The awards will be presented ahead of the World Superseries Finals in Dubai next week.
BWF reveals revamped tournament calendar for the upcoming season
BWF reveals revamped tournament calendar for the upcoming season
India has three tournaments scheduled in the new 2018 calendar.
We have beaten Chinese players consistently: Srikanth Kidambi
We have beaten Chinese players consistently: Srikanth Kidambi
He also stated that Chinese shuttlers are scared to face Indian players.
PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth qualify for season-ending Dubai World Superseries Finals
PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth qualify for season-ending Dubai World Superseries Finals
They are the only two Indians in the fray at the competition.
BWF Rankings: Srikanth Kidambi drops two spots to fifth
BWF Rankings: Srikanth Kidambi drops two spots to fifth
Srikanth opted out of the China Open and the Hong Kong Open to recover fully from an injury.
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