The 26-year-old from Hyderabad had lost to Chen the last time they faced off at the 2019 BWF World Tour Finals.
The Indian men's badminton team scripted history after reaching their maiden Thomas Cup final with 3-2 win over Denmark in a thrilling semifinal, here on Friday.
Srikanth, seeded fifth, started the match well and led for most of the first game but the world No. 8 Cristie flipped the script right at the end to take the lead.
This was world No. 12 Lakshya Sen's first-ever win against Denmark's Viktor Axelsen, the world No. 1 in the current badminton rankings,
Congratulating the players on their spectacular performance in Tokyo, Patnaik assured all support for para-sports events and to the para-sportspersons. He extended his best wishes to all participants in the ongoing fourth National Para-Badminton Championship.
Despite the loss, it is a significant achievement for Srikanth, who has been dogged by fitness issues and lack of form ever since injuring his knee during the 2017 French Open final after claiming four Super Series titles that year.
While former world number one Srikanth has now given himself a real chance of winning the top prize, Sen signed off with a maiden bronze, joining the legendary Prakash Padukone (bronze in 1983) and B Sai Praneeth (bronze in 2019) as the Indian medal winners at the showpiece.
Commonwealth Games bronze medallists N Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa, however, could not get past world No. 122 pair of Azurmendi and Corrales, losing 18-21 21-14 17-21 in the second women's doubles match.
Ace shuttler and Paralympics Gold Medallist, Pramod Bhagat returned to his home in Attabira under Bargarh district on Tuesday morning (Sept 21). Pramod received a roaring welcome back home for this astounding feat at the games.
Bhagat received a grand welcome on his arrival at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi, where fans lifted him on their shoulders and took out a procession celebrating his victory in the Tokyo Paralympics.
On the final day of the Tokyo Paralympic Games, India claimed two medals -- a gold and a silver in badminton -- and finished 24th among 162 nations in the overall medal tally on the basis of gold medal count, while it is placed 20th based on the number of medals (19) it won.
It’s fifth gold medal for India at the Paralympics and second in Badminton. An outstanding performance against Hong Kong's Chu Man Kai on Sunday ensured that a deserving Krishna Nagar gets nothing less than gold at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Krishna Nagar beat Chu Man Kai in three hard-fought games in the final of the Men's badminton singles SH6 class at Tokyo.
This was India's fifth gold at the Games.
Yathiraj, the district magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) became the first-ever IAS officer to win a medal at the Paralympics.
After PV Sindhu's medal in Tokyo games, her father PV Ramana recalled PM Modi's ice-cream promise to the double Olympic medallist.
It is Sindhu's second medal at the Olympics after she won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She also becomes the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals.
Sindhu will next face the winner of the other quarterfinal between Thailand's Ratchanok Inthanon and Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying.
Sindhu will next face the winner of the match between Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and Korea's Kim Gaeun.
Sindhu dominates Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi 21-9, 21-16 to advance into the Round of 16 Knockout stage
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