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Kidambi Srikanth vs Loh Kean Yew BWF World Championships 2021 Final Highlights Kidambi Srikanth silver medal

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Kidambi Srikanth vs Loh Kean Yew BWF World Championships 2021 Final Highlights Kidambi Srikanth silver medal

Kidambi Srikanth’s impressive run at the BWF World Badminton Championships ended with a silver medal after losing in straight games in the men’s singles final to Loh Keen Yew of Singapore here on Sunday. Srikanth lost the match 15-21, 20-22 till 43 minutes. Former world number one Srikanth was leading 9-3 in the first game but his opponent from Singapore made a good comeback. Srikanth lost the first game in just 16 minutes. Srikanth fought better in the second game but Loh Keen Yoo put on a strong performance and emerged the winner. The 24-year-old Singaporean had earlier stunned world number one and reigning Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen in the men’s singles event. Srikanth scripted history by becoming the first Indian player to reach the final of the championship after a win over compatriot Lakshya Sen on Saturday.

Second seed Akane Yamaguchi won the women’s singles title at the BWF World Championships. The 24-year-old from Japan registered a stunning 21-14 21-11 win over world number one and top seed Tai Tzu Ying in 39 minutes. World number three Yamaguchi thus became the second female player from Japan to win the BWF World Championship title in history.

Thailand’s second seeded pair of Dechapol Puwaranukro and Sapsiri Taeratanachai defeated third seeds Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino of Japan 21-13 21-14 in straight games in the women’s doubles final. This is the second title in the history of the players of Thailand. The first title was won by women’s singles player Ratchanok Intanon at the 2013 Guangzhou stage.

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