Meet Speaker - Srikanth Kidambi
Srikanth Kidambi is an Indian badminton player. In April 2018, he became the highest ranked men's badminton player in the world.In 2018, he was awarded with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award.
Srikanth who was born in Guntur in 1993 had some early successful campaigns in his career when he won silver in mixed doubles and bronze in double at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games. Later, in 2013, he won the Men’s singles title in Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold event.
In 2014, he was a part of the Indian contingent that made a place in the semi-finals of the Mixed-team event in Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
2015 brought some more success to Kidambi Srikanth at higher level. He became the first Indian male to win gold at the 2015 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and then won India Open Super Series title.
Srikanth then won Syed Modi International Badminton Championships Grand Prix Gold title in 2016 and followed it by two gold medals at the South Asian Games. In 2017, Kidambi Srikanth made a statement. Kidambi won the Indonesia Super Series and then won the Australian Super Series. At the next Super Series, in Denmark, he won the title and then won the French Super Series to win four Super Series titles in one single year.