India's star badminton player Kidambi Srikanth has become a former Indian men's player who has made it to the final of the BWF World Championships. He is the third Indian player to play in the final of the tournament. Earlier, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have played the final of the tournament. Srikanth defeated India's Lakshya Sen in the semi-final match. Srikanth has lost the first set in the match but after which he returned to win the remaining two sets and made it to the final match. Srikanth was now set to win at least a silver medal.
Both the players were tied at the start of the match, after which Lakshya took the lead to clinch the first game 21-17. After which Srikanth returned to the second set to win 21-14. Both the players were tied initially in the third set but later Srikanth played brilliantly to win the set 21-17 and advance to the final.
Lakshya and Srikanth reached the semi-finals for the first time: After Srikanth, both reached the semi-finals of the tournament for the first time. Lakshya is the fourth Indian male player to achieve the feat. Earlier, Prakash Padukone performed this feat in 1983, B Sai Praneeth in 2019 and Srikanth in the same year. Lakshya has also become the youngest male player to win a medal at the BWF World Championships. India has won a total of 12 medals in the tournament with 2 medals. Apart from Prakash, Sai Praneeth, Srikanth and Lakshya, PV Sindhu has won five medals. Saina Nehwal has two medals to her name. The duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won the bronze medal in 2011.