Hyderabads Shuttler P.Kashyap becomes the 1st
Indian man ever to make it to the quarter-finals of the badminton
competition at the Olympic Games
Mr.Vatti Vasant Kumar,Minister
for Tourism & Culture, Youth Services & Sports is seen at
Olympics -2012 along with Hyderabadi Sports Personalities.
Hyderabad|India,August 2012: Hyderabads Shuttler
Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday became the first Indian man in history to
reach the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games after securing a hard-fought
2-1 victory over Sri Lanka's Niluka Karunaratne at the Wembley Arena in
The 21st ranked Kashyap had to bring in all his experience and craft into
play to quell the strong challenge of his rival, ranked 27 places below
him in the world chart, 21-14, 15-21, 21-9 in the pre-quarter final clash
that lasted 66 minutes.
The 25-year-old Hyderbadi secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Sri
Lanka's Niluka Karunaratne at the Wembley Arena to emulate the feat of
fellow Hyderabadi Saina Nehwal, who became the first to reach the last
eight in women's competition at the last Games in Beijing. Badminton was
introduced as a Games medal discipline in 1992 at Barcelona, Spain.
Parupalli Kashyap became the first Indian man ever to make it to the
quarter-finals of the badminton competition at the Olympic Games after
beating Sri Lanka's Niluka Karunaratne at the Wembley Arena in London.
Parupalli Kashyap's first brush with the Olympic Games was when he saw one
of his childhood heroes, Pullela Gopi Chand (now India's chief national
coach) battle it out against Hendrawan in the 2000 Sydney Games.Now, 12
years later, the 25-year-old is India's lone challenger in the men's
singles badminton event at the London Games.
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