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Rio 2016: Srikanth outshined by Chinese Lin Dan in quarter-finals

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 17 Aug 2016 8:19 PM GMT

Rio 2016: Srikanth outshined by Chinese Lin Dan in quarter-finals
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Rio de Janeiro: Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday overpowered by the World No. 3 China’s Lin Dan in an important quarter-finals clash of the men’s singles Badminton event in the Rio Olympics at Rio de Janeiro of Brazil.

The 21-year old Srikanth faced 6-21 21-11 18-21 defeat in front of ace Chinese shuttler.

The game which lasted for 64 minutes, witnessed some brilliant strokes from Srikanth.

Now, Lin Dan will take on Malaysia’s star shuttler Lee Chong Wee in the crucial semi-finals clash.

After Parupalli Kashyap, Srikanth is the second Indian male shuttler who entered the quarterfinals in the Olympics.

India is yet waiting for its first medal in the Olympics despite sending 124 athletes.

Also read: Abhinav Bindra blames Indian system for athletes failure in Rio

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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