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Kidambi Srikanth won the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title of Badminton

Mar 16, 2015 11:39 IST

The 22-year-old Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on 15 March 2015 won the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title of Badminton. The final was held at Basel in Switzerland.

World Number 4 Srikanth defeated World Number 6 Viktor Alexson of Denmark 21-15, 12-21, 21-14 to win the men’s singles title of the championship.

With this, he became the first Indian men to win the 120000 US dollars Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold. The ace Indian shuttler is from Andhra Pradesh and currently the highest ranked Indian men player on the World Badminton Federation (WBF) rankings.

Earlier in November 2014, he had won the China Open Super Series Premier after beating Lin Dan in the final round, thus becoming the first Indian to win a super series premier Men’s title.

The Swiss Open 2015 was ruled by China which won 4 titles out of total 5 titles. Below is the list:

  • Women’s Singles: Sun Yu (China) beat Busanan Ongbumrungpan (Thailand)
  • Women’s Doubles: Bao Yixin/Tang Yuanting (China) beat Ayane Kurihara/Naru Shinoya (Japan)
  • Men’s Doubles: Lu Kai/Cai Yun (China) beat Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong (Malaysia)
  • Mixed Doubles: Lu Kai/Huang Yaqiong (China) beat Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin (China)

About the Swiss Open

The Swiss Open of badminton is a Grand Prix Gold category championship and is held annually in Switzerland. The total prize money of the tournament is 120000 US dollars. The championship was held for the first time in 1955.

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