Srikanth Nammalwar Kidambi was born in a Brahmin family in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh on February 7, 1993. His father KVS Krishna is a farmer, and his mother Radha a house-wife. Srikanth’s brother Nanda Gopal is also a badminton player
He is an Indian badminton player and is currently the highest ranked Indian men’s player in the international circuit when he attained a career best Badminton World Federation ranking of 10 in November 2014. He won 2014 China Open Super Series Premier after beating Lin Dan by 21-19 21-17 in the final round, thus becoming the first Indian to win a Super Series Premier Men’s title. He trains at the Gopichand Badminton Academy,Hyderabad and is supported by the GoSports Foundation,Bangalore. He is also sponsored by Li-Ning sports.
In the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games in Isle of Man, Srikanth won the silver in mixed doubles and bronze in doubles. He also emerged winner in the singles and doubles category at the All India Junior International Badminton Championship held in Pune.
In 2012 Srikanth overcame the then Junior World Champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia in the Maldives International Challenge to claim the Men’s singles title.
In the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold event, Srikanth won the Men’s singles title beating then world number eight and local favorite Boonsak Ponsana in straight sets. In the same year, Srikanth beat reigning champion and Olympian Parupalli Kashyap in the All India Senior National Championships in Delhi to claim his first senior national title. He was also part of the Awadhe Warriors team that finished second in the Indian Badminton League, 2013.
He finished runner up at the 2014 India Open Grand Prix Gold event in Lucknow and was a quarter finalist 2014Malaysian Open.
Identify the Player:
Questions of this week:
1. Who was top scorer for J&K in the recently held Vijay Hazare trophy match against HP?
2. For which team Dheeraj Yadhav played in IPL-7?
3. Who is the coach of shuttler Kidambi Srikanth?
4. Who won boys and girls titles in Under-14 Badminton Championship held at Jammu recently?
5. Who is Idrees Gandroo?
Answers of the last week:
1. Parvez Rasool 2. Delhi Daredevils 3. Vimal Kumar 4. Iknoor Kour 5. J&K’s former Ranji Trophy cricketer.
The best entry of this week was received from Suraj Parihar of Kishtwar.
The other entries of the week were from from Sanjay Dhar, R/o Lane No-1, H-No 3, Upper Laxmi Nagar, Sarwal, Jammu; Mohd Mudasir, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu; Ramesh Verma, New Plots, Jammu: Romy of Talab Tilloo, Jammu and Irshad Ahmed, Malik Market, Narwal, Jammu.
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