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Srikanth wants to win a medal at Rio Olympics

Kidambi Srikanth, the top-ranking male Indian shuttler who put up an impressive performance in the Badminton Asia Team Championships here, says he aims to achieve a medal in the coming Rio Olympics.

“As early as possible, but I am not in a hurry to do that (achieve number one rank in world rankings). It’s just that I need to perform consistently. Then, I will automatically get that. I don’t want to become number one (immediately). I want to perform really very well. That’s when I can be there (at the top),” the 23-year-old shuttler told PTI here. 

Srikanth, who is currently ranked nine in the world, led the Indian team to semi finals of the Badminton Asia Team Championships. He was the only one to win a match in the five-match tie in the semi finals against Indonesia on Saturday. Srikanth remained unbeaten in the tournament.

He said he doesn’t think much about expectations.
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