All eyes on Kidambi Srikanth; faces Lin Dan of China in Quarter Finals: Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth must be upbeat with mounting tension as he faces the paramount task of competing with two-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time world champion Lin Dan of China. The face-off between Srikanth and Lin Dan will mark the quarterfinals match at the Rio Olympics 2016 badminton event. Srikanth and Lin Dan have been placed against each other four times in the past. In the recent time, Srikanth had overpowered Dan at the China Open in 2014.
Srikanth is the world no. 11 seed currently. He is facing a prime challenge as he is going to try to defeat the World No.2 Lin Dan. That said he had left the audience and experts amused after he quashed World No.5 Jorgensen 21-19, 21-19 in 42 minutes at the pre-quarters stage. But with Lin Dan, there is a lot of stake as they are playing in the quarterfinals.
Srikanth has joined the proud league
of Parupalli Kashyap, the first badminton
player from India
to enter the quarterfinals at the Olympics in London 2012 games.
Srikanth’s performance has been above satisfactory in the last two World Championships. He is in a really good form at the Rio Olympics 2016 this year. Given that, the chances of him beating world no.2 Lin Dan at the quarterfinals.
Kidambi Srikanth smashed Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in his match at the Olympics on Monday. The staggering score of 21-19, 21-19 in 42 minutes at Rio was achieved by Srikanth, thus promising him a place in the quarterfinals.
India’s Kidambi Srikanth has officially entered the quarterfinals of the men’s singles badminton event after taking out World No. 5 Jan Jorgensen of Denmark at the Rio Olympics.
Srikanth was on top of his game against former world number two Jan O Jorgensen. Srikanth’s performance at the top-16 match has raised the hopes of him beating Lin Dan in the quarterfinals.