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Satwik-Chirag confirms India’s first men’s doubles medal at BWF World Championship 2022

In the World Badminton Championship 2022, Satwik-Chirag assure India's first men's doubles medal. The pair of Chirag and Satwik won their quarter-final match. In this match, the Japanese pair defeated Yuga Kobayashi and Takuro Hoki 24-22, 15-21, 21-14.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: In the World Badminton Championship 2022, Indian star shuttler pair Chirag Shetty and Satwik Sairajrankireddy have created history. Commonwealth champion pair of Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty ensured their first medal at the Badminton World Championships on Friday.

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This is India’s first medal in the men’s doubles category in the history of the World Badminton Championship. This will be India’s second medal in the overall (women’s-men’s) doubles. Earlier in 2011, India won the bronze medal in the women’s doubles category. This medal was won by the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa.

Chirag-Satwik beat Japanese pair

Let us inform that on Friday, the pair of Chirag and Satwik won their quarter-final match. In this match, the Japanese pair defeated Yuga Kobayashi and Takuro Hoki 24-22, 15-21, 21-14. This time the World Badminton Championship 2022 is being played in Tokyo, the capital of Japan.

The pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy is consistently performing well. The pair recently won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Now gold is expected from this Indian pair in the World Badminton Championship as well.

India’s 13th medal in the championship

This will be India’s 13th medal in the history of the World Badminton Championship. Till now Indian badminton stars have won 12 medals in this championship. The first medal was given by Prakash Padukone in 1983. Then in the championship held in Denmark, Prakash Padukone won the bronze medal in the singles category.

India has won only one gold in the World Badminton Championship so far. This gold medal was also given by PV Sindhu in 2019. India’s record in this championship since 2011 has been excellent. During this, India has won consecutive medals.

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