New Delhi, Oct 23 (PTI) The Badminton Association of India (BAI) today announced a cash award of Rs. 5 lakh for Kidambi Srikanth for winning his third Super Series Premier title with a dominating victory at the Denmark Open in Odense. Also Read - Will Convert All State-Run Madrasas Into a General School: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Srikanth got the better of Lee Hyun II of South Korea 21 -10 21-5 to clinch the title at the USD 750,000 Super Series event yesterday. Also Read - PV Sindhu to Play in Thomas and Uber Cup After Request From President Himanta Biswa Sarma
“We are very proud of what Srikanth has achieved in the Danish Open. Our boys are on a roll and I can only see them winning more laurels for the country,” Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Also Read - No Free Food, Cab drop to COVID-19 Patients in Assam, State Has no Money For Freebies
This is the third title for Srikanth in 2017 after Indonesia Open and Australia Open. He become the only player after Lin Dan to achieve the feat of winning three Superseries titles in a calendar year.
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