Monday, May 27, 2024

Satwiksairaj and Chirag Shetty won historic doubles Gold medal in Badminton Asia Championship

After a long wait of 58 years, Shetty and Rankireddy clinches gold medal in Badminton Asia Championship 2023. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won the men’s doubles Gold at Badminton Asia Championships. India’s 58-year long wait for a top podium finish at the continental tournament, on Sunday, April 30 in Dubai.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty scripted history becoming the first doubles pair to win a Gold medal at the Badminton Asia Championships. The World No. 6 pair defeated the 8th-ranked pairing of One Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi of Malaysia in a stunning 3-game battle at Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Indoor Hall, Al Nasr Club.

Both players conceded the opening game but they fought back from 7-13 in the second game to complete a stunning 16-21, 21-17, 21-19 in an hour and 7 minutes.

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