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Kidambi Srikanth to get Rs 5 lakh cash reward from Badminton Association of India

Kidambi Srikanth got the better of Lee Hyun II of South Korea 21 -10 21-5 to clinch the Denmark Open Super Series.

other sports Updated: Oct 23, 2017 20:52 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Kidambi Srikanth poses with trophy after winning the Denmark Open Super Series Badminton Championship in Odense on Sunday. (PTI)

Kidambi Srikanth will get a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh for winning his third Super Series Premier title with a dominating victory at the Denmark Open in Odense, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced today.

Kidambi 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.

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“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.

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.

First Published: Oct 23, 2017 20:52 IST