Wuhan [China], April 27 (ANI): Top-seed Kidambi Srikanth suffered a major blow as he bowed out of the ongoing Badminton Asia Championships after once again slumping to defeat at the hands of Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei in the quarter-finals here on Friday. Also Read - US Bans Second Malaysian Palm Oil Giant Over Forced Labour
The Indian shuttler, who bagged a silver medal in the recently-concluded 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games, suffered a 12-21, 15-21 defeat against her Malaysian opponent Wei in their last-eight clash of the men’s singles event that lasted a minute more than half an hour. Also Read - Chinese Citizen Journalist Jailed For Four Years For Coronavirus Reporting
Earlier this month, Srikanth conceded defeat against Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei in the finals of the men’s singles event at the Commonwealth Games. Also Read - India Busts Malaysia-based Outfit’s Terror Attack Plot; Delhi, Ayodhya, West Bengal on Alert
While Srikanth comfortably had sealed the first game 21-19, the Malaysian shuttler bounced back in the next two games, registering a 21-19, 14-21, 14-21 victory over his Indian opponent to clinch gold.
In another quarter-final clash of the men’s singles event, ace Indian shuttler H.S Prannoy will lock horns with second-seed Son Wan Ho of Korea for a place in last-four. (ANI)
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