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BWF World Championships Finals LIVE: Kidambi Srikanth settles for SILVER, Loh Kean Yew wins GOLD with 21-15, 22-20 victory over Indian

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BWF World Championships Finals – Srikanth loses to Loh Kean Yew: Kidambi Srikanth has lost his World Badminton Championship Finals to Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew. Indian saved 2 match points in the 2nd game but could not stop the Singaporen and lost 15-21, 20-22. Srikanth still won a Silver medal, a first one in the championship for India. Meanwhile Akane Yamaguchi has won the Women Singles title. Yamaguchi stunned top seed Tai Tzu Ying to win the Women Singles Finals – Follow World Badminton Championship LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

BWF World Championships Finals women’s singles Result: Akane Yamaguchi clinches women’s singles title, beats Tai Tzu Ying

BWF World Championships Finals LIVE: Kidambi Sr

ikanth settles for SILVER, Loh Kean Yew wins GOLD with 21-15, 22-20 victory over Indian

Srikanth started the finals on a good note and led 11-7 at a half-way stage of the 1st game. But the 24 year old Singaporean suddenly upped the pace and won the game 21-15.

The second game was a neck to neck affair with lead exchanging hands almost every point. Srikanth led at one point of a time before Loh Kean Yew again surprised his with sudden burst of smashes and very fast net-play.

Trailing 2 match-points in the end, Srikanth saved both and levelled again at 20-20. Indian made a blunder at a very next point on the net & lost the game, match & a world title by 22-20.

Men’s Singles Medallist for India:

  • Kidambi Srikanth (Silver Medal in 2021)
  • Prakash Padukone (bronze in 1983)
  • B Sai Praneeth (bronze in 2019)
  • Lakshya Sen (Bronze in 2021)


BWF World BADMINTON Championship Results

  • Mixed Doubles: Sapsiree / Dechapol (Thailand) beat HIGASHINO / WATANABE (Japan) 21-13, 21-14
  • Women Singles: Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) beat Tai Zu Ying (TPE) 21-14, 21-11
  • Women Doubles: Chen Qing Chen / Yi Fan (China) beat Lee Sohee / Shin Seungchan (Korea) 21-16, 21-17
  • Men’s Doubles: Takuro Hoki / Yugo Kobayashi (Japan) beat He Ji Ting / Tan Qiang (China) – 21-12, 21-18
  • Men’s Singles: Kidambi Srikanth lost to Loh Kean Yew (Singapore) 15-21, 20-22

Srikanth vs Loh Kean Yew LIVE – Can Srikanth clinch historic GOLD for INDIA?

SECOND GAME – Loh Kean Yew wins GOLD with 21-15, 22-20 victory over Indian

  • 22-20 for SINGAPOREAN, Indian Settles for Silver
  • 21-20 Another match point opportunity for Singaporean
  • 20-20 – What courage from Kidambi. He fightsback. 2 match points saved.
  • 19-18 Smash on body by Loh Kean Yew. 3 straight points
  • 17-18 Loh Kean Yew takes one back. 18-18 Srikanth miss cross court smash
  • 18-16 – Srikanth leads Loh Kean Yew. Can we see 3rd Game?
  • 17-15 Net deserted Kidambi in 1st game, but is working for him in 2nd. But makes mistake in next point
  • 15-16: Loh Kean Yew gets 1 back. Great net shot here
  • 16-14 FOR Kidambi – Brilliant play by the Indian. What a beautiful cross court net shot. Indian wins the LONGEST Rally of the match.
  • 14-12 Unclucky here Srikanth / he had Loh Kean Yew at his mercy
  • 13-12 – Great flick by Singaporean, Srikanth needs some magic here, some easy points
  • 11-12 – 6 straight point spell broken by Kidambi Srikanth
  • 11-9 INDIAN looking tired – Loh Kean Yew again takes mid-interval lead
  • 10-9 Loh Kean Yew scores 4 straight point to level with Kidambi Srikanth
  • 8-6 Long Rally, 25 shots / Srikanth great deception
  • 7-5 for Srikanth / Good change of game by the Indian
  • 6-4 Srikanth playing smart game / fast exchanges by the Indian
  • 4-3 Mistake here by Srikanth
  • 3-2 for Indian / Little change in strategy by Kidambi. Not allowing Loh Kean Yew to come on net
  • 2-1 for Loh Kean Yew, Can Srikanth fightback here?

FIRST GAME – Loh Kean Yew beat Srikanth 21-15

  • 21-15 JUST In 16 Minutes Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew has beaten Kidambi Srikanth. Indian failed to match pace of the Singaporean
  • 20-15 Great play again on net by Loh Kean Yew LIVE
  • 19-14 Srikanth is struggling to match Loh Kean Yew pace
  • 17-13 This is big lead now / great play by the youngsters / from 7-11 down he leads 17-14 now
  • 14-13 Singaporean is on other gear now / Brilliant jump smash by him
  • 13-12 again great tap on the net by Loh Kean Yew
  • 12-12 Its neck to neck now Loh Kean Yew again levels
  • 11-11 Loh Kean Yew four straight points, brillinat down the line
  • 9-11 – Loh Kean Yew fighting back here, great retrieving
  • 8-11 Brillant net-tap by Loh Kean Yew
  • 11-7 for Srikanth at a mid-game interval.
  • 9-3 for Srikanth – Its one way traffic / 8 straight points for Indian
  • 6-3 Now is the great drop / Indian in some form
  • 4-3 Srikanth positive in his approach – good attack.
  • 3-3 Great shot by Kidambi. Brilliant disguise by the Indian
  • 3-1 now for Loh Kean Yew / Great speed Singaporean has shown this tournament
  • 1-1 Good shot on the body bY Srikant – he opens the account

@19:25: Srikanth VS Yew LIVE – HEAD to HEAD

Just 1 meeting between two of them & Srikanth won that one comfortably in 2018. Srikanth defeated Loh Kean Yew in 2018 Commonwealth Games in straight sets.

24 year old Singaporean is a different player. Especially in this tournament where he has beaten Olympic Champion Viktor Axelsen in straight sets.

@19:20: Srikanth VS Yew LIVE: The medal ceremony for the men’s doubles event just got over. Next up is the men’s singles final between Srikanth and Yew.

@19:18 – Srikanth vs Loh Kean Yew LIVE: Huge moment for India and also Singapore. Both are first from their country to enter FINALS of World Championship.

  • Srikanth could not make it to Tokyo Olympics
  • Huge moment for world No. 14 Srikanth, who had endured injuries and a loss of form.
  • He won four Super Series titles in 2017 & became World No. 1
  • Since than his FORM & GAME has deserted him.

@19:05 – Srikanth Pursuit for GOLD: Match will start after prize distribution ceremony for Men’s Doubles

@19:00 Japanese pair of Takuro Hoki & Yugo Kobayashi has won the Men’s Doubles Title & now it is turn of Srikanth to put up a show for India.

@18:45 – Just a Men’s Doubles Finals to go before Srikanth takes court to play World Championship FINALS?

Srikanth’s Road to Finals – Most Time spent on Court during the World Championship

  • Semifinals– Srikanth rallied to defeat Lakshya Sen by 17-21, 21-14, 21-17 in a thriller that lasted for one hour and nine minutes.
  • Quarterfinals: He thrashed the Dutch shuttler Mark Caljouw by 21-8, 21-7 in a contest that lasted for just 26 minutes.
  • Last 16: Srikanth defeated China’s Lu Guang Zu in straight sets 21-10, 21-15, in a match that lasted for 40 minutes.
  • Round 2: The Indian defeated Chinese shuttler Li Shi Feng by 15-21, 21-18, 21-17 in a thrilling contest that lasted for 70 minutes.
  • Round 1: Srikanth defeated Pablo Abian of Spain in straight sets (21-12, 21-16) in 36 minutes to seal the match.
BWF World Championships Finals LIVE: Kidambi Srikanth vs Loh Kean Yew historic battle starting, Indian going for GOLD: Follow LIVE Updates
BWF World Championships Finals LIVE: Kidambi Srikanth vs Loh Kean Yew historic battle starting, Indian going for GOLD: Follow LIVE Updates

@18:30: Men’s Singles Medallist for India: Former world number one Srikanth has now given himself a real chance of winning the top prize

  • Prakash Padukone (bronze in 1983)
  • B Sai Praneeth (bronze in 2019)
  • Lakshya Sen (Bronze in 2021)

Not satisfied with bronze, but it’s a stepping stone for future: Lakshya Sen

Not satisfied with a bronze medal in his maiden World Championships, Lakshya Sen has vowed to go for the gold next time, even as the young shuttler trains his eyes on the All England Championships and 2022 Commonwealth Games. The 20-year-old from Almora signed off with a creditable bronze after losing an extremely close semifinal 17-21, 21-14, 21-17 to seasoned compatriot Kidambi Srikanth on Saturday.

Women Medallist for India at the World Badminton Championship

  • India’s PV Sindhu has won a Gold in 2019, two silvers, besides two bronze
  • The women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa had also won a bronze in 2011.
  • Saina Nehwal has a silver and a bronze to her name in the marquee event.

Yamaguchi Wins Women Singles: It was a one way traffic in Women Singles Finals as Akane Yamaguchi easily defeated Tai Tzu Ying. 2nd seed Yamaguchi won 21-14, 21-11 and won her 1st world title. For Tai Tzu another disappointment as the World Championship title keeps eluding her.


BWF World Championship Finals Start LIVE at 2:30PM

Srikanth beats Lakshya: Kidambi Srikanth becomes 1st Indian Male to reach…


BWF World Championships: Semifinals: Kidambi Srikanth beats Lakshya to enter historic final, to face Loh Kean Yew in summit clash

Kidambi Srikanth survived a scare from young Indian challenger Lakshya Sen to enter his maiden World Championships Final. In a thrilling match, Kidambi came from behind to win the match 17-21, 21-14, 21-17. In the other semifinal, Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew stunned 3rd seed Anders Antonsen 23-21, 21-14 to reach the final. Follow InsideSport.IN for all LIVE Updates from BWF World Badminton Championships & Watch LIVE Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar

I really wanted to play my best and see where I am,” said Kidambi. “I’m just very happy to pull this off. I’m happy I could play without making too many mistakes, and even though I did make a few, I could play well when it mattered.

“It was a three-setter, 21-17 in the third, and it can’t get any closer. At the end both of us were tired and I didn’t want to make any mistakes.” said Srikanth after the win.

Srikanth Enter Finals: Kidambi Srikanth’s experience & never give up attitude took him to the finals of. The senior Indian pro was looking tired against his young compatriot in the 3rd and deciding game. But Srikanth kept his composure & nerves to finally prevail in the Semifinal clash.

Like Srikanth, Loh Kean Yew also created history for Singapore. As Srikanth is the first ever male shuttler from India to make it to the finals of World Championship, Loh Kean Yew became 1st shuttler from Singapore to enter finals.

Loh Kean Yew electric pace was too hot to handle for Anders Antonsen of Denmark.

The Singaporean’s pace, explosive attacking game and calm front court play were a potent mix that Danish shuttler couldn’t unravel.

The Dane saved six first game points but could not stop Loh from taking the match in straight games, 23-21 21-14.

Loh’s entry into the final has come in the wake of a stunning post-Olympics season which saw him win the Hylo Open and finish runner-up at the Indonesia Masters.

“I didn’t expect to come all the way into the final,” said Loh. “I’m happy I was consistent, that’s what I’ve been working on. It wasn’t easy, we were struggling to match each other, and I’m glad I could last. I’m glad to make history as the first Singaporean in the final, but it’s not over yet and I have to focus on the next match.”

BWF World Championships Finals LIVE: Srikanth to play Loh Kean Yew in historic finals, Tai Tzu takes on Yamaguchi, Follow World Badminton Finals LIVE
BWF World Championships Finals LIVE: Srikanth to play Loh Kean Yew in historic finals, Tai Tzu takes on Yamaguchi, Follow World Badminton Finals LIVE

Women Singles Finals LIVE: In women’s singles, top seed Tai Tzu Ying made the final with a fine win over eighth seed He Bing Jiao.

The other saw second seed Akane Yamaguchi beat China’s Zhang Yi Man.

BWF World Championships: Semifinals – Women’s Singles

  • Tai Tzu Ying beat He Bing Jiao 21-17, 13-21, 21-14
  • Akane Yamaguchi beat Zhang Mi Yan 21-19, 21-19

Men’s Doubles Finals: In-form Japanese duo Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi are in their fifth final from six tournaments. Champions at the Denmark Open, Indonesia Masters and HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2021, Hoki/Kobayashi will attempt to become the first Japanese to win men’s doubles gold at the World Championships. They take on China’s He Ji Ting/Tan Qian who beat Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen in three games.

Women Doubles Finals LIVE: Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan, 2017 champions, overcame defending titlists Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara 21-15 21-12. Facing them in the final will be second seeds Lee Sohee/Shin Seungchan who beat compatriots Kim Soyeong/Kong Heeyong 21-18 21-17.

Mixed Doubles Finals LIVE: The mixed doubles final will feature Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino against Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai. History beckons both pairs, for neither Japan nor Thailand have won this category.

BWF World Championships Finals LIVE: Srikanth to play Loh Kean Yew in historic finals, Tai Tzu takes on Yamaguchi, Follow World Badminton Finals LIVE

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