BadmintonOlympic 2020

Tokyo Olympics: Satwiksairaj-Chirag fail to reach quarterfinals despite win in their final group match

Indian pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy defeated Great Britain pair Ben Lane and Sean Vendy 21-17 and 21-19 to win their second match in the group but they narrowly missed out on the knockouts qualification on game difference.

Earlier in the day, Chinese Taipei pair Lee-Yang & Wang Chi-lin pair defeated World number 1 Indonesian pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in three-setter
21-18, 18-21 and 21-17 to secure their spot in knockouts thus Indian pair missed the knockouts by the barest of the margins.

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The young Indian duo can take heavy encouragement from the Olympics. They had beaten Chinese Taipei pair who had not lost a game this year befotr with a record of 15-0 before that tie.

All is not lost for Indian Badminton Contingent as PV Sindhu is still in hunt for a medal.


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