New Delhi: India's zero medals at the Rio Olympics 2016 should've been a mounting burden for Kidambi Srikanth who was facing Jan Jorgensen, the world no.5, across the net. But that did not deter him, and soon, Srikanth's aggression finally resulted in his victory.
Srikanth defeated Jorgensen 21-19, 21-19 in a 42-minute match to enter the quarter finals of the 2016 Rio Olympics badminton event with full guns blazing.
But the road ahead is not so smooth; Srikanth will face two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China. Srikanth himself at number 11th in the world, it will be a tough mountain to climb for the 23-year-old.
Srikanth will have to step up his game against Lin Dan, whose furious back shots against his opponents have amassed him many major points. If Srikanth wins against Lin Dan, he will be a celebrated champion not only for his performance, but also for bagging a medal in the toughest Olympic test for India.