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Badminton World Championships: Prannoy upsets 8th seed - Live Scores, Updates

HS Prannoy became just the second Indian - after Kidambi Srikanth - to win their 1st round matches at the 2021 BWF World Championships on Monday.


HS Prannoy will headline India's participation on Day 2 of the BWF World Championships on Monday - LIVE


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 13 Dec 2021 4:55 PM GMT

HS Prannoy pulled off a sensational comeback win against eighth seed Angus Ng Ka-long in the first round of the BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain on Monday. Prannoy (World Rank 31) beat Ka-Long (World Rank 9) 13-21, 21-18, 21-19 to secure his first win over this opponent from Hong Kong for the first time in five years.

Prannoy also became just the second Indian - after Kidambi Srikanth - to win his first round match at the World Championships this year as the Indian contingent continued its campaign on the second day. Earlier, Kidambi Srikanth beat Pablo Abian of Spain to begin his campaign on a winning note on Sunday. Sai Praneeth, who ended a 36-year-old drought by winning the men's singles bronze medal in 2019, lost a hard fought match against Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands 21-17, 7-21, 18-21. All doubles pairings from India have made first-round exits so far.

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