India’s Kidambi Srikanth went down fighting to two-time defending champion Lin Dan in the quarter-finals of the Men’s Singles event of Badminton competitions at the Olympic Games here on Wednesday.
Five-time world champion Dan of China edged World No.11 Srikanth 21-6, 11-21, 21-18.
With this win, the 32-year-old Chinese legend took a 3-1 head-to-head lead against the 23-year-old Indian shuttler.
On the other hand, Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik defeated Sweden’s Malin Johanna Mattson 5-4 in the women’s Freestyle 58 kilogram qualification match at the Rio Olympics here on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old Indian beat her rival, older by five years, on technical points at the Carioca Arena 2 – MAT B. She advanced to the 1/8 Finals where she will face Moldova’s Mariana Esanu Cherdivara.