Kidambi Srikanth receives honorary doctorate from Vignan University

The CWG medallist is currently on a break due to stiffness and opted out of the National Games, to regain fitness ahead of the Denmark Open 2022.

Aakash SrivastavaAuthor

Updated - 26 September 2022 11:52 PM

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Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikan th is regarded as one of the best Indian shuttlers in the country. The CWG medallist is currently on a break due to stiffness but will be part of the National Games.

In his illustrious career, Srikanth has added another elite cap as he recently received an honorary doctorate from Vignan University. The 29-year-old informed about the development via a social media post and revealed that he is extremely thankful for the honour.

The India shuttler attended the convocation ceremony of Vignan University in his hometown of Guntur along with his family and friends. 

"I am beyond elated to share yet another milestone of my journey with all of you. I had the privilege of receiving the honorary doctorate from the renowned #vignanuniversity. It was a very memorable day by itself, but I was even more excited to share the day of this convocation," Srikanth wrote on Twitter.

Kidambi Srikanth had a decent run at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games clinching silver in the Mixed team and bronze in the singles badminton events. In his recent interaction with the media, Srikanth said that he is preparing for the Paris Olympics and stressed upon his fitness. 

"For the next seven months, I am just looking to figure out other things like fitness. So, those 12 months will be as important as the Olympics, because for us it’s not about a single competition but maintaining the ranking. If I play fewer tournaments, it’s about playing well in those events," the shuttler said.

With the much-awaited National Games is scheduled for next month, the former world number 1 would look to get back to his rhythm before the Denmark Open.

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