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Praneeth enters semifinals

By The Assam Tribune

BASEL, Aug 23: India�s B Sai Praneeth recorded a stunning straight-game win over Indonesia�s Jonatan Christie to seal the semifinal spot and end India�s 36-year agonising wait for a men�s singles medal at the BWF World Championships here on Friday.

World No. 19 Praneeth, who was awarded the Arjuna Award this year, notched up a 24-22, 21-14 win over Asian Games gold medallist and World No. 4 Jonatan in the quarterfinals to assure himself of a medal at the prestigious tournament.

Badminton legend Prakash Padukone was the first Indian to win a men�s singles medal � a bronze � in the 1983 World Championship.

Praneeth had won the Singapore Open in 2017 and finished runner-up in the Swiss Open early this year. � PTI

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Praneeth enters semifinals

BASEL, Aug 23: India�s B Sai Praneeth recorded a stunning straight-game win over Indonesia�s Jonatan Christie to seal the semifinal spot and end India�s 36-year agonising wait for a men�s singles medal at the BWF World Championships here on Friday.

World No. 19 Praneeth, who was awarded the Arjuna Award this year, notched up a 24-22, 21-14 win over Asian Games gold medallist and World No. 4 Jonatan in the quarterfinals to assure himself of a medal at the prestigious tournament.

Badminton legend Prakash Padukone was the first Indian to win a men�s singles medal � a bronze � in the 1983 World Championship.

Praneeth had won the Singapore Open in 2017 and finished runner-up in the Swiss Open early this year. � PTI