Srikanth Kidambi

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Srikanth Kidambi

Born: 7 February 1993

  • He is an Indian badminton player who trains at the Gopichand Badminton Academy, Hyderabad.
  • He became the best men’s singles badminton player in the world in April 2018. Kidambi was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award in 2018. and the Arjuna award in 2015.
  • He started 2018 at the India Open as the second seed.
  • He was defeated in the second round by Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin who had qualified from the qualifiers.
  • He also lost in the second round at the All England Open to Chinese player Huang Yuxiang in three games.
  • At the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Kidambi was more successful, winning gold in the mixed team event, and a silver in the singles event.
  • He achieved world number 1 ranking for a week during this period.
  • He represented his country at the South Asian Games in Nepal and won the gold medal in the team event.

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