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World Badminton Championship 2023: HS Prannoy, Satwik-Chirag Enter Quarterfinals

The Indian men's team has made it to the Carterfinal with its strong performance in the ongoing World Championships Badminton competition in Copenhagen. And in the women's team, the pair of Trisa and Gayatri had to face defeat.

By Team Pardaphash 
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India’s H.S. Prannoy secured his spot in the quarterfinals of the World Badminton Championship for the third consecutive time by defeating former champion Lo Kien Yu of Singapore. In this season, Prannoy, ranked ninth globally and the runner-up in the Australian Open, won the Malaysia Masters. He clinched victory with a score of 21-18, 15-21, 21-19.

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Satwik-Chirag beat Indonesian pair

On the other hand, the pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are just one step away from a medal by reaching the quarterfinals of men’s doubles. The Satwik-Chirag pair won in three games over Indonesia’s Leo Rawley Carnando and Daniel Marthin. The world number two pair had won their first bronze medal in the last World Championship. The pair will next take on the winner of the match between Danish pair of Kim Astrup and Anders Skarup Rasmussen and Malaysian pair of Ong Yiu Sin and Teo Ee Yee.

Pranay can compete with world number 1

In men’s singles, world number nine Prannoy, who won the Malaysia Masters earlier this year and finished runner-up at the Australian Open, registered a 21-18, 15-21, 21-19 win in the pre-quarterfinals. He will now face the winner of the match between world number one Viktor Axelsen and Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen.

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Last year also in the German Open, the world number one Chinese pair had defeated the Indian pair. Chen and Jia are three-time World Championship gold medalists and also have three BWF titles to their credit. The Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Indian pair got a bye in the first round. He started on a positive note and took a 5-2 lead and made some good rallies. Their experienced opposition took four consecutive points to level the score at 6-6.

The Chinese pair took an 11-7 lead at the break. Trisa played some good drop shots to take the score to 10-14 but after that the Chinese pair did not give a chance to come back. In the second game as well, Zia put up the Indian team under pressure with a brilliant performance. The Chinese pair continued to lead and won the match with the second game.

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