File photograph of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty.© Twitter
After their latest gold-medal profitable efficiency on the Badminton Asia Championship 2023, India’s ace shuttles Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have retained their career-high rank, the world no. 5 spot, in males’s doubles class on this week’s BWF World Rankings. The star Indian males’s doubles pair of Rankireddy and Shetty made historical past by clinching the Badminton Asia Championships gold medal. It’s India’s second medal on the event since 1965 and their first within the males’s doubles class. They defeated Ong Yew Sin-Teo Eo Yi, the Malaysian duo, 16-21, 21-17, 21-19. The India duo misplaced the primary recreation. However they made a comeback price remembering within the subsequent two video games to clinch the title.
Newly topped Asian champions Satwik-Chirag retain their career-high rank
Check out this week’s rating updates
— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) May 2, 2023
They confronted Tokyo Olympics champions Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin from Chinese language Taipei within the semifinal match. The Indians gained a aggressive first recreation by 21-18. They gained the match after their opponents retired halfway via the match as a consequence of damage to Wang Chi-lin. The Indians took the match in a walkover.
“I am over the moon after winning the Badminton Asia Championships title. I and Satwik worked really hard for this medal and I am happy that we have finally won the title. Also, I would like to thank everyone back home for supporting me,” Shetty mentioned after profitable the gold.
Rankireddy mentioned they may proceed to work arduous to carry extra laurels to the nation.
“I am grateful for all the support we have got during the Badminton Asia Championships. It’s a great feeling to win this tournament for the first time and I am sure we will win more such titles in the future. We will continue to work hard to bring laurels to the country,” Rankireddy mentioned.
(This story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Subjects talked about on this article