Indian badminton player Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth was born on August 10, 1992.
After Prakash Padukone in 1983, he is the first Indian male shuttler to earn bronze at the BWF World Championships since then.
In 2019, Sai Praneeth was given the prestigious Arjuna Award. His mom and dad are from Palakollu in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
Their names are Seshadri Deekshitulu and Madhavi Latha. An aunt on his mother’s side played badminton at the national level.
Sai Praneeth Loses to Mark Caljouw in last Tokyo Olympics Badminton Group Match
The Tokyo Olympics badminton tournament came to a close with Sai Praneeth’s loss against Mark Caljouw in the final group stage match.
The Indian No. 13 seed lost in straight sets to the Dutch No. 29 seed, putting the Dutch into the quarterfinals.
B Sai Praneeth, a badminton player from India, lost his last Group D match, 21-14, 21-14, to Mark Caljouw, a player from the Netherlands, at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
After losing his first group stage match in straight sets to Israel’s world No. 47 Misha Zilberman, the 28-year-old Praneeth was eliminated from the tournament.
The 2019 World Championships bronze medalist dropped a 6-0 lead in the second game due to a run of blunders.
But the 26-year-old Caljouw displayed superb defence and anticipation to win in Musashino Forest Sport Plaza.
Initially, the Indian won a few rallies with jumping smashes, but he threw away his lead by missing easy shots and hitting the side of the court.
Sai Praneeth was put to the test by the Dutch shuttler, who sent back every shot he made and even managed to win a long rally after being caught at the net.
After that, Mark Caljouw took the initiative, unleashing a barrage of smashes that propelled him to a 17-12 lead.
Tokyo 2020: Mark Caljouw Stuns B Sai Praneeth to Become First Dutch Player to Reach Men’s Singles Round of 16
By the India Today Web Desk: B. Sai Praneeth of India lost in the round of 32 of the badminton men’s singles event.
At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands in straight games on Wednesday.
Praneeth, the 13th seed, lost to Caljouw in straight sets (14-21, 14-21) to end the Olympics without a victory.
Bronze medalist and current world number 15 Praneeth was eliminated from the tournament following a quick opening-round loss against Misha Zilberman of Israel, 21-17, 21-15.
Praneeth was unable to keep up with his opponent, who appeared to be on a whole other playing field.
After Praneeth went long once more, Zilberman was able to secure 8 match points and win the first set with a smash.
The 21-17, 21-15 loss that World No. 47 Misha Zilberman of Israel handed Indian Badminton star Sai Praneeth on Saturday at the Tokyo Olympics shocked the country’s fervent Badminton fanbase.
The Indian shuttler was a seasoned veteran, therefore he was heavily favoured to advance past the group stage.