STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Tokyo Olympics: Men's doubles pair of Chirag, Satwik win opening Group A game

Chirag and Satwik took the first game 21-16, and the Indian duo brought their A-game to the court, and the Chinese Taipei duo had no answers to what was being thrown at them.

Published: 24th July 2021 01:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th July 2021 01:10 PM   |  A+A-

India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, left, compete against Taiwan's Lee Yang and Wang Chi Lin during their men's doubles group stage badminton match at Tokyo Olympics (Photo | AP)

India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, left, compete against Taiwan's Lee Yang and Wang Chi Lin during their men's doubles group stage badminton match at Tokyo Olympics (Photo | AP)

By ANI

TOKYO: Men's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy on Saturday won their opening Group Stage match here in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

The Indian duo defeated Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin 21-16, 16-21, 27-25 in the Group A game at the Musashino Forest Plaza Court 3.

Chirag and Satwik took the first game 21-16, and the Indian duo brought their A-game to the court, and the Chinese Taipei duo had no answers to what was being thrown at them.

However, Lee and Wang staged a comeback in the second game, and they won it 21-16, sending the match into the third and deciding game.

Chirag and Satwik rose to the occasion in the third game, and they ended up winning it, making a perfect start to the competition. The Chinese Taipei pair provided a tough fight, but it did not prove enough.

Earlier, India shuttler Sai Praneeth lost his group stage match against Israel's Misha Zilberman. Zilberman defeated Praneeth 21-17, 21-15 in the Group D match here at the Musashino Forest Plaza Court 2.

ALSO WATCH:

OLYMPICS_BANNER1



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp