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Kidambi Srikanth emerges richest shuttler this year

India’s ace shuttler, Kidambi Srikanth rocketed him to the top of the overall prize money standings this year as published in a report in BWF News. Kidambi’s run of three straight finals – including back-to-back victories over in made him the highest earner surpassing World No 1 women’s singles shuttler Tai Tzu Ying. Prior to Singapore, where Kidambi reached the final in mid-April, he had only won US$16,597.50 on court. However, that has jumped to US$147,847.50 thanks to his runner-up finish there followed by his title in the Indonesia Open and the Australian Open. Srikanth’s earnings are more than double of those of Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei, who trails at the second place with $71,300, while China’s Lin Dan is third with $69,795.

Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu  remains the only other Indian in the top 10 across categories. She is placed seventh on the list of women’s singles players with her earnings of $47,075.

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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