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In recent times rising Indian badminton star,Kidambi Srikanth has provided the badminton lovers around the country with plenty to cheer about.The year 2017 has been a dream year for him as he has won four Super Series titles this year.

Under the watchful eyes of his coach,P.Gopichand he has made rapid progress and is now ranked No.2 in the world rankings.His recent triumph in the French Open has helped him to become only the fourth player in the history of the game to win four Super Series titles in a single year.Apart from that,Srikanth also reached the quarter-final of the World Championships held in Glasgow this year.Earlier he had also reached the quarter-final of the Olympic Games in Rio last year.After Saina Nehwal and P.V.Sindhu,Srikanth has now emerged as the new rising star of Indian badminton.
A dream run
The year 2017 has been a wonderful year for Kidambi Srikanth.His dream run started when he won the Indonesia Open earlier this year.He then followed it up by winning the Australian Open.He became the first Indian to win back-to-back Super Series titles in a single year.He also won the French Open and the Denmark Open titles which helped him to rise to the No.2 spot in the world rankings.He also bacame the first Indian to win the Denmark Open after Prakash Padukone and the only Indian to win four Super Series titles in a single year.Earlier in 2016 he had also won two Gold medals in the South Asian Games and had performed well in the Olympic Games in Rio where he reached the quarter-final.He has beaten many top players this year including Lin Dan,Chen Long and Victor Axelsen of Denmark.He is now ranked only behind Victor Axelsen of Denmark in the world rankings.
A new dawn
In recent times,the Indian badminton stars have dominated the headllines with their wonderful performances.After Saina Nehwal’s brilliant display in the Olympic Games in London in 2012,P.V.Sindhu and K.Srikanth have also achieved glory for the nation.Sindhu won a silver medal in the Olympic Games in Rio last year and then followed it up with another impressive display in the World Championships in Glasgow earlier this year while Srikanth has created history by becoming the first Indian to win four Super Series titles in a single year.Apart from Sindhu and Srikanth,Sai Praneeth and H.S.Prannoy have also done well in recent tournaments.We can expect a lot from these young Indian badminton stars as they prepare for the upcoming challenges.
New hope for the future
K.Srikanth’s recent success has provided new hope to the Indian badminton lovers.After winning back-to-back Super Series titles he has also been nominated for the prestigious,Padma Shree award.In the women’s section,P.V.Sindhu has also done the country proud with her wonderful performances.After her brilliant display in the Olympic Games in Rio last year she won a silver medal in the World Championships in Glasgow earlier this year.In the coming days we can expect a lot more from Sindhu and Srikanth as they prepare for the upcoming challenges.So,let us hope that they will do well in the coming days and bring more glory to the nation.

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