World Badminton Championships LIVE – Satwiksairaj & Chirag ENTER Semifinals, Heartbreak for HS Prannoy: India’s lone hope in Singles category, HS Prannoy…
World Badminton Championships LIVE – Satwiksairaj & Chirag ENTER Semifinals, Heartbreak for HS Prannoy: India’s lone hope in Singles category, HS Prannoy has lost in Quarterfinals of the World Badminton Championship in Tokyo. Prannoy was defeated in 3 games by China’s Zhao Jun Peng. Meanwhile, the Doubles pair of SatwikSairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won a cliff-hanger to create badminton history for India. Satwik, Chirag defeated 2nd seed Japanese duo of Hoki & Kobayashi and became 1st ever Men’s Doubles pair from India to enter Last 4 of World Championship. The other Indian pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila lost their Quarterfinal match. Follow BWF World Championships LIVE & India at World Badminton LIVE updates with InsideSport.IN
India at World Badminton LIVE – Quarterfinal Matches Today
- HS Prannoy LOST to Zhao Jun Peng 21-19, 6-21, 18-21
- Satwiksairaj / Chirag BEAT Hoki & Kobayashi – 24-22, 15-21, 21-14
- Arjun / Kapila LOST to Ahsan / Setiawan – 8-21, 14-21
World Badminton Championships: HS Prannoy looks to seal semifinal spot, Chirag Shetty & Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, MR Arjun & Dhruv Kapila to play in quarterfinal – Follow LIVE updates
HS Prannoy vs Zhao Junpeng LIVE: Prannoy defeated compatriot Lakshya Sen with a come from behind victory in three games to qualify for the last-8 stage of the tournament. Jun Peng created huge flutter as he defeated Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia in the third round.
Satwiksairaj & Chirag ENTER Semifinals: Star Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Reddy and Chirag Shetty assured themselves of a maiden medal at the World Championships after stunning world number 2 Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi of Japan in the quarterfinals here on Friday.
The world number 7 Indian combination, which had claimed the Commonwealth Games gold medal earlier this month, dished out a gritty performance to outwit the local favourites and defending champions 24-22 15-21 21-14 in an hour and 15 minute to claim India first-ever men’s doubles medal at the prestigious tournament.
It was India’s second World Championships medal in doubles with Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa claiming the first way back in 2011 in the women’s doubles.
MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila lost their Quarterfinal match: Earlier, MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila’s fine run came to an end after the Indian pair lost to three-time gold medallists Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan in their men’s doubles quarterfinals.
The unseeded Indian combination, who had some sensational wins this week, lost 8-21 14-21 to the third seeded Indonesian pair in less than 30 minutes, drawing curtains to its campaign.
The Indians had earlier defeated eighth seeds Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen of Denmark in the second round.
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