Praneeth becomes first Indian Male Shuttler to win World Championships Medal in 36 years


Nation First News:  B Sai Praneeth became the first Indian male shuttler in 36 years who secured a medal in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships at the St Jakobshalle stadium in Basel, Switzerland.

World No. 19 Praneeth, achieved the feat by reaching the semi-finals after defeating Indonesia’s Asian Games gold medallist and World No. 4 Jonatan Christie 24-22, 21-14 in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Prakash Padukone was the first Indian to win a men’s singles World Championships medal — a bronze — in the 1983 edition.

The last time this feat was achieved by Prakash Padukone when he picked up the bronze medal in 1983.

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