BWF World Championships 2021 Final Live Updates: Kidambi Srikanth Takes Early Lead In Final vs Loh Kean Yew


BWF World Championships updates: Kidambi Srikanth faces Loh Kean Yew in the final.© AFP




India’s Kidambi Srikanth has taken an early lead against Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew in the men’s singles final of the BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain. The 28-year-old Srikanth became the first Indian male shuttler to reach the final of the tournament after defeating compatriot Lakshya Sen in the semi-finals. The former world No.1 beat Sen 17-21, 21-14, 21-17 in a thrilling contest that lasted for one hour and nine minutes on Saturday. Lakshya finished the tournament with a bronze medal. Only two other Indian men had won BWF World Championships medals in the past — Prakash Padukone in 1983 and HS Prannoy in 2019.







  • 19:29 (IST)

    Srikanth Dominates!

    Srikanth now leads by 8-3 against Loh Kean Yew.

  • 19:28 (IST)

    Scores Level!

    Scores level- Srikanth makes another brilliant come back takes two points straight away.

  • 19:27 (IST)

    Loh Kean Yew Leads 3-1!

    Srikanth makes comeback but Loh Kean Yew takes two more points.

    Loh Kean Yew leads 3-1

  • 19:26 (IST)

    Loh Kean Yew Takes First Point!

    First point of the match goes to Loh Kean Yew.

  • 19:23 (IST)

    All Set For Srikanth’s Final Match!

    Here’s the match we all were waiting for– Kidambi Srikanth and Loh Kean Yew are on the court for men’s singles final. No one from India has won the title, can Srikanth do that today?

  • 19:23 (IST)

    All Set For Srikanth’s Final Match!

    Here’s the match we all were waiting for– Kidambi Srikanth and Loh Kean Yew are on the court for men’s singles final. No one from India has won the title, can Srikanth do that today?

  • 19:03 (IST)

    Japan Win Men’s Doubles Final!

    Japan’s pair of Hoki Takuro and Kobayashi Yugo are the new World Championships as they beat China’s He Ji Ting and Tan Qiang in straight games (21-12, 21-19) in men’s doubles final. They are the first pair from Japan win World Championship gold in men’s doubles.

  • 18:42 (IST)

    Japan Win 1st Game Of Men’s Doubles Final!

    Japan’s Hoki Takuro and Kobayashi Yugo dominated China’s He Ji Ting and Tan Qiang in first game of men’s doubles final as they won by 21-12.

  • 18:21 (IST)

    Srikanth’s Road To Final!

    Kidambi Srikanth’s road to the final-

    – beat Pablo Abian 21-12, 21-16

    – beat Li Shi Feng 15-21, 21-18, 21-17

    – beat Lu Guang Zu 21-10, 21-15

    – beat Mark Callow (quarter-final) 21-8, 21-7

    – beat Lakshya Sen (semi-final) 17-21, 21-14, 21-17

  • 18:15 (IST)

    Indian Men Won Medal In BWF Championships!

    Indian men who won medal in BWF Championships-

    Prakash Padukone- Bronze 1983

    HS Prannoy- Bronze 2019

    Lakshya Sen- Bronze 2021*

  • 18:06 (IST)

    China Win Women’s Doubles Gold!

    China duo Chen Quing Chen and Jia Yi Fan beat South Korea’s Lee Sohee and Shin Seungchan (21-16, 21-17) to win gold medal in Women’s Doubles.

  • 17:19 (IST)

    Hello And Welcome!

    Hello and welcome to the live blog of the men’s singles final of BWF World Championships between Kidambi Srikanth and Loh Kean Yew. After defeating compatriot Lakshya Sen in the semi-finals, India’s Kidambi Srikanth will face Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew in the final and will eye to win the nation’s first BWF World Championships title in the men’s category. Srikanth is also the first Indian to reach the final of the tournament. The 28-year-old defeated Sen 17-21, 21-14, 21-17 in a thrilling contest that lasted for one hour and nine minutes on Saturday.

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