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Kidambi Srikanth cruises to number 1 spot in BWF Rankings

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Published : Apr 12, 2018, 12:41 pm IST
Updated : Apr 12, 2018, 12:41 pm IST

Srikanth was part of the Indian team which won gold in the mixed team badminton event at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

(Photo: AP)
 (Photo: AP)

Gold Coast: Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday cruised to the number one spot in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.

Srikanth was part of the Indian team which won gold in the mixed team badminton event at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

 

(Photo: Twitter / India All Sports)(Photo: Twitter / India All Sports)

In men's singles clash, Srikanth took the final step to the summit of the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) rankings as he also made it to the last-eight after outplaying Niluka Karunaratne of Sri Lanka in straight games.

Srikanth, who has been in sublime form for quite some time now, clinched an identical 21-10, 21-10 win in two games to storm into the next round.

He will now bid for a semi-final spot when he plays the last-eight clash against yet to be decided opponent.

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Location: Australia, Queensland, Gold Coast