Kidambi Srikanth came out with a flawless performance to win 21-10, 21-5 against Korean veteran Lee Hyun I in the Denmark Open final at Odense. With this win, Srikanth clinched his third Super Series title in 2017. He is only the sixth player in badminton history to reach four men’s singles Super Series finals. He is also the second Indian after Saina Nehwal to win three Super Series titles in a year.
Srikanth secured a four-point lead at 9-5 within 5 minutes in the first game. He hit the lines consistently and got some easy points. In the second game Srikanth went into the break with a 10-point lead at 11-1. He lost that one point by his own mistake when he served the shuttle into the net. Thereafter, he eased to victory with a huge margin.
Delighted with his victory Srikanth said that he did not expect such an easy final.He posted in his social media page, “A very good end to the Denmark Open and very happy with my performance today. Big thanks to everyone who’ve been supporting me throughout the week.”
Srikanth will next play in Paris for the French Open Super Series. But the Indian, who won back-to-back titles in two consecutive weeks, said that it will not be easy for him to repeat the performance in Paris. “I am not really thinking of winning in Paris now. It’s really tough after winning a title, following tournaments are very tough.
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’.