Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty confirm medal in BWF World Championships
Khel Today Bureau
New Delhi: India’s star doubles team of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty created history on Friday by becoming the first Indian pair to reach the semi-finals of the men’s doubles event at the BWF World Championships, thus ensuring a medal. They lost a game but prevailed over the reigning world champions Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi of Japan 24-22, 15-21, 21-14 in the quarter-final. Their next challengers on the road to the final are sixth-seeded Malaysian pair of Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik (estimated to start at 8:10 AM on Aug 27). The other Indian pair in the men’s doubles fray, Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun, lost to Indonesia’s Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan 8-21, 14-21.
Meanwhile, HS Prannoy had to endure a heartbreak as he missed the chance of winning his maiden World Championships medal. He went down fighting against China’s Zhao Jun Peng 21-19, 6-21, 18-21.
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