K Srikanth stuns Lin Dan to win China Open title

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    Young Indian shuttler K Srikanth clinched his maiden Super Series title after defeating two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China in the men's singles events of the $700,000 China Open Super Series Premier, in Fuzhou, China, on Sunday. The 21-year-old from Andhra Pradesh showed nerves of steel to produce a dominating performance which helped him see off five-time world champion Lin 21-19, 21-17 in the men's singles final which lasted 46 minutes. Srikanth, who won the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold last year, had finished runners-up at the 2014 India Open Grand Prix Gold event in Lucknow and was a quarter-finalist in this year's Malaysian Open. He was also a part of the Indian badminton contingent that reached the semi-finals of the mixed team event at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. This is the first time an Indian male shuttler has won a Super Series Premier event ever since the Super Series and Premier tournaments were introduced. Earlier, Saina Nehwal clinched the women's title, beating Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the summit clash.
    K Srikanth stuns Lin Dan to win China Open title - Rediff.com Sports
     
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    Saina Nehwal too has bagged the Championship.
     

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