Parupalli Kashyap: Profile 2012 London Olympics

Last Updated: Jul 16, 2012, 22:53 PM IST

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Full Name: Parupalli Kashyap

Born: 8 September, 1986 (25 years)

Height: 1.78 m

Sports: Badminton

Parupalli Kashyap qualified for the London Olympics with third-seeded Chinese Chen Jin pulling out of the quarterfinal match, citing a wrist injury, in India Open Super Series badminton April 28, 2012 and the walk over gave Kashyap much-needed ranking points to qualify for the Games.

Kashyap shot into limelight in 2005, when he won the Junior National Championship. At the National Games in 2008, Kashyap won a gold medal . At the Commonwealth Games, he won bronze in singles and silver at the mixed team event.