Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15: Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen to enter the quarter-finals of the Rio Olympics 2016 here on Monday.
World No.11 Srikanth registered a 21-19, 21-19 triumph in 42 minutes over the world No.5 Jorgensen in the pre-quarterfinal tie.
11th ranked Srikanth will now face China's Lin Dan, who is 6 time All England Champion, 2 time Olympic champion and 5 time world champion.
Soon after his victory people congratulated the shuttler on Twitter:
Huge win for Kidambi Srikanth. Into the quarters in men's badminton.. The legend Lin Dan next!!— Somdev Devvarman (@SomdevD) August 15, 2016
Stat to remember: Last time when Srikanth faced Lin Dan, Srikanth won in straight games! !— India@Sports (@India_At_Rio) August 15, 2016
And Srikanth wins!!!!!!yay come on India— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) August 15, 2016