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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

PBL 2018: Ace shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Viktor Axelsen engage in hilarious exchange on social media
PBL 2018: Ace shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Viktor Axelsen engage in hilarious exchange on social media
Viktor Axelsen commented on an Instagram post by Kidambi Srikanth!
PBL 2018: Sai Praneeth achieves unique record in win over Kidambi Srikanth
PBL 2018: Sai Praneeth achieves unique record in win over Kidambi Srikanth
Sai Praneeth helped the Hyderabad Hunters register a memorable win.
PBL 2018: Kidambi Srikanth and Rajiv Ouseph marvel at HS Prannoy-Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk's 51-shot rally, watch video
PBL 2018: Kidambi Srikanth and Rajiv Ouseph marvel at HS Prannoy-Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk's 51-shot rally, watch video
Badminton stars react as PBL witnesses a cracker on Saturday.
PBL 2018: Awadhe Warriors vs Mumbai Rockets match preview, schedule and live telecast information
PBL 2018: Awadhe Warriors vs Mumbai Rockets match preview, schedule and live telecast information
Do the Rockets have any chance of upsetting the Warriors?
PBL 2018: HS Prannoy beats Kidambi Srikanth for 10th win on the trot
PBL 2018: HS Prannoy beats Kidambi Srikanth for 10th win on the trot
HS Prannoy is the costliest player of PBL 2018.
PBL 2018: Awadhe Warriors vs Ahmedabad Smash Masters match preview, schedule and live telecast information
PBL 2018: Awadhe Warriors vs Ahmedabad Smash Masters match preview, schedule and live telecast information
Can Saina Nehwal lead her team to a win?
Top 5 men’s badminton players in 2017
Top 5 men’s badminton players in 2017
A list of the five best performers in 2017
Sportskeeda's Top 10 Indian sportsmen of the year 2017
Sportskeeda's Top 10 Indian sportsmen of the year 2017
We took a look at the male athletes who stood out a cut above the rest this year!
PBL 2018: Awadhe Warriors vs North Eastern Warriors match preview, schedule and live telecast information
PBL 2018: Awadhe Warriors vs North Eastern Warriors match preview, schedule and live telecast information
Saina Nehwal will likely lead the Awadhe Warriors' charge tonight.
Kidambi Srikanth becomes highest-earning men's shuttler in 2017, PV Sindhu 11th overall
Kidambi Srikanth becomes highest-earning men's shuttler in 2017, PV Sindhu 11th overall
With four Superseries titles in the calendar year, Srikanth has had a windfall.
PBL 2018: "Learning to be more patient in matches," says Ahmedabad Smash Masters' HS Prannoy
PBL 2018: "Learning to be more patient in matches," says Ahmedabad Smash Masters' HS Prannoy
The World No. 10 says he has five per cent more power in his strokes than most of his compatriots.
BWF Rankings: India finish the year with four shuttlers in top 10 for the first time
BWF Rankings: India finish the year with four shuttlers in top 10 for the first time
The year-end rankings clearly reflect the phenomenal season that Indian badminton has had in 2017
PBL 2018: "Fitness key to medals next year," says Kidambi Srikanth
PBL 2018: "Fitness key to medals next year," says Kidambi Srikanth
He was speaking at an event organized by the Andhra Pradesh government in Delhi.
Indonesian badminton coach Mulyo Handoyo likely to quit Indian camp due to personal reasons
Indonesian badminton coach Mulyo Handoyo likely to quit Indian camp due to personal reasons
He was roped in earlier this year to provide a helping hand to Pullela Gopichand.
Top 5 matches featuring Indian shuttlers in 2017
Top 5 matches featuring Indian shuttlers in 2017
These matches will be etched in the memory of Indian badminton fans for a long time.
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