HS Prannoy, the renowned Indian badminton player, has added another feather to his cap by securing a bronze medal in the men’s singles event at the Asian Games 2023. Despite a valiant effort, Prannoy was defeated by China’s Li Shifeng in the semi-finals on Friday, October 6th.
The match saw Prannoy trailing 10-11 in the first game break, eventually succumbing to Shifeng, the World No.1 player. The final scorecard read 21-16, 21-9 in favour of the Chinese shuttler. Despite the loss, Prannoy’s performance was commendable, and he clinched the bronze medal, marking yet another significant achievement in his illustrious caree
Born on July 17, 1992, Prannoy Haseena Sunil Kumar, better known as HS Prannoy, has been a prominent figure in Indian badminton. He trains at the Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad and has consistently demonstrated his prowess on the international stage. His career-high world ranking is number 6, which he achieved in August 2023.
Prannoy’s journey to the podium at the Asian Games 2023 is a testament to his resilience and determination. This bronze medal adds to his previous accomplishments, including a bronze at the BWF World Badminton Championships 2023 and being part of the winning team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2022 Thomas Cup.
This recent achievement further cements Prannoy’s status as one of India’s top badminton players. His journey serves as an inspiration for aspiring athletes, demonstrating that with hard work and dedication, one can overcome challenges and achieve success on the global stage