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Commonwealth Games 2018: Kidambi Srikanth bags silver medal in badminton men’s singles


Gold Coast [Australia]: Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth ended his run at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Sunday with a silver medal in the badminton men’s singles final. The 25-year old from Guntur, who recently rose to the numero-uno spot at the BWF World Rankings, conceded defeat against Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei.

While Srikanth comfortably sealed the first game 21-19, the Malaysian shuttler bounced back in the next two games, registering a 21-19, 14-21, 14-21 victory over his Indian opponent to clinch gold. Earlier in the day, Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal clinched gold after a 21-18, 23-21 victory in the all-Indian women’s singles final against PV Sindhu. With Srikanth’s feat, India continues to stand third in the points table with 65, including 26 gold, 19 silver and 20 bronze medals.