Kidambi Srikanth clinched a historic silver medal in the World Badminton Championships in the summit clash after the defeat in Huelva on Sunday.
With this, the 28-year-old Badminton player stood as the first Indian man to win a silver medal at the BWF World Championships bettering the feats of legendary Prakash Padukone (bronze in 1983), B Sai Praneeth (bronze in 2019) and Lakshya Sen (bronze in this edition). A former world no. 1, Srikanth lost 15-21 20-22 to Malaysia-born Loh Kean Yew in 43 minutes.
Sindhu had won the coveted gold in 2019, two silver and two bronze, while Saina claimed the silver at the 2015 Jakarta and a bronze at 2017 Glasgow. It is also the first time that India won two medals in men’s singles at the World Championships.