Srikanth had previously played in the BWF World Championships where he had lost to Thailand's Kantaphon Wangcharoen in the Round of 16.
India has so far won two Olympic medals in boxing -- Vijender Singh won the bronze in 2008 Beijing Games while Mary Kom won the bronze in 2012 London Games.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Indian shuttler Sai Praneeth for winning a bronze medal at the BWF World Championships. Sai Praneeth became only the second Indian men`s singles player after the legendary Prakash Padukone to win a medal at the BWF World Championships.Aug 25, 2019, 23:54 PM IST
With Praneeth's defeat, India's campaign at the Japan Open has also ended.Jul 27, 2019, 13:35 PM IST
While Praneeth defeated Indonesia`s Tommy Sugiarto to make it to the last four, Japan`s Akane Yamaguchi defeated Sindhu in straight games to knock her out of the competition on Friday.Jul 26, 2019, 13:32 PM IST
In the Indonesia Open, PV Sindhu managed to bag a silver medal after she was beaten by Akane Yamaguchi in the final on Sunday.Jul 22, 2019, 14:48 PM IST
In women`s singles for India, Sindhu is seeded second while compatriot Saina has been seeded fifth.
Lakshya Sen gives Lin Dan a scare before losing, Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma march on at Auckland Open
Teenage shuttler Lakshya Sen reaffirmed his status as one of India's rising talent as he gave legendary Lin Dan a scare before losing in three games at the Auckland Open Badmointon Championship on Thursday.May 03, 2018, 19:14 PM IST
Srikanth defeated Houwei 21-15, 12-21, 21-11 in a match that lasted for 66 minutes to progress through to the next round.Sep 20, 2017, 12:42 PM IST
Later in the day, India's medal hopes Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu – both in women's singles and Ajay Jayaram and B. Sai Praneeth – in men's singles – will play their respective pre-quarters.Aug 24, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
Saina Nehwal, the 12th seed in the tournament, will now cross swords with either India`s Tanvi Lad or second-seed Sung Ji Hyun of Korea for a place in the quarter-finals. Sai Praneeth will now face off against Germany`s Marc Zwiebler or sixth-seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei in the third round.Aug 23, 2017, 17:57 PM IST
Ever since the emergence of a certain Saina Nehwal, women's singles has dominated with the gutsy Haryana-born shuttler winning titles galore. And P V Sindhu's meteoric rise only added to the supremacy that the women shuttlers enjoyed.Jul 02, 2017, 13:27 PM IST
In the all-Indian quarterfinal duel between Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth, it was the former who came out on top with a fighting 25-23 21-17 win over his countryman in a 43-minute clash.Jun 23, 2017, 18:03 PM IST
Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth stuns World No. 1 Son Wan Ho again, to meet B Sai Praneeth in quarters
Srikanth defeated No. 1 ranked South Korean second time in a matter of five days after his Indonesian Open men`s single event title victory.Jun 22, 2017, 13:33 PM IST
Sourabh, seeded 12th, survived a challenge from compatriot Anand Pawar 21-17 20-22 21-14, while third seed Praneeth, who won the Singapore Open last month, defeated Malaysia's R Satheishtharan 21-15 21-13 in another match.May 31, 2017, 18:15 PM IST
India have been clubbed with Denmark and Indonesia in the qualifying rounds of the Sudirman Cup scheduled to be held at the Gold Coast, Australia from May 21-28.May 18, 2017, 16:38 PM IST
Sindhu, who had slipped to number five last week, earned two spots on the basis of making the quarterfinals of the recently-concluded Singapore Open Super Series.Apr 20, 2017, 17:47 PM IST
Praneeth had clinched the Canada Open last year and reached the Syed Modi Grand prix Gold this year in January. However, he hurt his shoulder during the final.Apr 17, 2017, 00:31 AM IST
Sindhu, who had dropped down to world number 5 due to her first round exit at the Malaysia Open last week, never looked the player who had outsmarted Marin not too long back in New Delhi.Apr 15, 2017, 00:12 AM IST
The fifth seeded Sindhu lost the first game before staging a superb comeback to win 19-21, 21-17, 21-8 in a contest that lasted around one hour.Apr 14, 2017, 00:28 AM IST