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Satwiksai Raj Rankireddy
Indian Badminton Player
Arjuna Awardee 2020
Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Chandrashekar Shetty.
GOLD MEDALISTS - MEN'S DOUBLE
Commonwealth Games 2022 badminton
Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy exorcise English demons to win gold medal at Birmingham
This was India’s first-ever Commonwealth Games medal in men’s doubles badminton.
Four years after being denied the title by England’s Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge at Gold Coast, India’s Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy rallied to win the men’s doubles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022.
The match in Birmingham got off to an intriguing start with Chirag-Satwik meeting Lane-Vendy’s craft and guile head-on with power and intensity. The momentum kept shifting between the two sides and it was the Indians who took a narrow one-point lead into the break.
After the restart, Chirag Shetty stepped up and took control of the net, which swung the flow in the Indian team’s favour and helped them take the first game with relative ease.
BWF World Championships 2022
Satwiksairaj-Chirag script history with a bronze-medal finish
It is "irritating" to be unlucky all the time and perhaps they would need some "divine intervention" to win these crucial matches, a frustrated Satwiksairaj Rankireddy said after he and Chirag Shetty narrowly lost the men's doubles semifinals of the World Championships here on Friday. Satwik and his partner Shetty signed off with a historic bronze medal after going down 22-20 18-21 16-21 to Olympic bronze medallists Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik of Malaysia in the semifinals here.
The high-octane match saw some of the shots hit the net chords and points going against the Indians, who also had to dash out of the court more than once to change their racquets after the strings snapped midway during the rallies in crucial stages.
"It is unfortunate to always be unlucky all the time in crucial stages. There were too many string outs and lucky net chords in crucial times, which is really irritating," Satwik said after the semi-final loss.
India win maiden Thomas Cup after defeating 14-time champion Indonesia
The Indian badminton pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have underlined the importance of the phrase 'opposites attract.'
Andhra-born Satwik lives on spicy food, while Chirag, from Mumbai, prefers sushi and stays far away from the Telugu films that keep his partner entertained.
Satwik was closer to the sport while growing up; his father, Viswanadham Rankireddy, was a state-level player. Chirag, on the other hand, is the son of a hotelier.
On the badminton court, however, these two gentlemen are tuned to each other's tactics. They create a strange syncopation with agility, deception, and power. Satwik and Chirag's hand in India's maiden Thomas Cup triumph may help place the doubles category at a higher pedestal.
India beat Indonesia 3-0 and the duo got the better of Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 18-21, 23-21, and 21-19.