Badminton: HS Prannoy stuns five-time champion Lin Dan to enter third round in BWF World Championships

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 20 August 2019, 04:38 PM
HS Prannoy (Image: Twitter)
HS Prannoy (Image: Twitter)

HS Prannoy registered a big upset as he defeated five-time champion Lin Dan of China to advance to the third round of the ongoing BWF World Championships on Tuesday.

The World No. 30, Prannoy is on a comeback trail after recovering from a stomach problem. He beat 11th seeded Dan 21-11, 13-21, 21-7 in a match that lasted for 62 minutes.

Prannoy dominated the first game and won it easily. Dan came back strongly in the second showing his class. He won the game 21-13.

Prannoy did not allow Dan any leverage in the final game and won it 21-7 to upset the five-time champion. 

This was Prannoy's third win over Lin Dan in his badminton career. Prannoy had earlier defeated Dan at the 2018 Indonesia Open and the 2015 French Open.

First Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 04:37 PM
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