K. Srikanth wins silver at BWF World badminton championship

On December 19, 2021, Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth became the first Indian man to win a silver medal at BWF World Championships.

Key Points

  • In the final, he was defeated by Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew by 21-15, 22-20.
  • This was the first time that a men’s player from Singapore won gold at BWF World Championships.

The 2021 BWF World Championships

2021 BWF World Championships is officially known as “TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2021” for sponsorship purpose. The badminton tournament was held from December 12 to 19, 2021 in Huelva, Spain. Huelva was awarded this event in November 2018, when announcement was made for 18 major badminton event hosts from 2019 to 2025.

TotalEnergies SE

It is a French multinational integrated oil and gas company, which was founded in 1924. Its businesses include crude oil & natural gas exploration and production to power generation, refining, transportation, international crude oil & product trading and petroleum product marketing. It is also a large-scale chemicals manufacturer.

Srikanth Kidambi

He is an Indian badminton player, who trains at Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad. In April 2018, he was ranked as world number 1, at the BWF ranking. He also received the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award in 2018 as well as Arjuna award in 2015. He became the first ever Indian to reach the final of 2021 BWF World Championships in Men’s singles and win a silver medal.

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