Shuttler Srikanth loses to Lin Dan, wrestler Sakshi Malik defeats Malin Johanna

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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.

Wefornews Bureau

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