Indian Men’s Doubles Badminton Pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty Reach World No. 1 Ranking

Indian Men's Doubles Badminton Pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty Reach World No. 1 Ranking Image: Newindianexpress
Indian Men's Doubles Badminton Pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty Reach World No. 1 Ranking Image: Newindianexpress
Indian Men's Doubles Badminton Pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty Reach World No. 1 Ranking Image: Newindianexpress
Indian Men's Doubles Badminton Pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty Reach World No. 1 Ranking Image: Newindianexpress

Indian Men’s Doubles Badminton Pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty Reach World No. 1 Ranking

Indian Men’s Doubles Badminton Pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty Reach World No. 1 Ranking

Indian Men’s Doubles Badminton Pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty Reach World No. 1 Ranking

In a historic achievement, the Indian men’s doubles badminton duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have secured the top spot in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Rankings. Following their gold medal triumph at the men’s doubles competition during the recently concluded Asian Games in Hangzhou, the duo, affectionately known as ‘Sat-Chi,’ climbed two spots to claim the prestigious World No. 1 ranking.

An Exclusive Milestone for Indian Badminton

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s remarkable ascent to the World No. 1 ranking marks an exclusive milestone in Indian badminton history. They are the first Indian pair to attain this prestigious ranking, following in the footsteps of Indian badminton legends like Prakash Padukone, Saina Nehwal, and Kidambi Srikanth.

Historic Asian Games Victory

The duo’s rise to the top was catalyzed by their extraordinary performance at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, where they secured a gold medal in the men’s doubles competition. Their impressive victory came against South Korea’s Choi Sol-Gyu and Kim Won-ho with a score of 21-18, 21-16, marking India’s first-ever gold in badminton at the continental event. They also played a vital role in the men’s team, contributing to India’s silver medal win, which was a historic achievement in the history of Asian Games badminton team events.

An Exceptional Journey Since 2022

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have enjoyed a phenomenal run of success since 2022. Their impressive list of accomplishments includes five BWF World Tour titles. It began with their victory at the Indian Open in January 2022, where they defeated Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan with a score of 21-16, 26-24. This winning streak continued with their triumph at the French Open later that year.

In 2023, the duo clinched titles at the Swiss Open, Indonesia Open, and Korea Open. The Indonesia Open win held special significance as they defeated the second-seeded Malaysian pair of Aaron Chia and Wooi Yik Soh, who were world champions, with a score of 21-17, 21-18. This victory marked India’s first-ever BWF Super 1000 World Tour title.

Contributing to Historic Thomas Cup Win

Satwiksairaj and Chirag played pivotal roles in India’s historic victory in the Thomas Cup, the world’s top men’s team championship held since 1949. India secured the trophy for the first time, defeating Indonesia, the most successful team in the tournament’s history with 14 titles, in the final with a score of 3-0.

Commonwealth Games Gold and World Championships Bronze

Adding to their impressive list of achievements, ‘Sat-Chi’ secured the Commonwealth Games gold in the men’s doubles category at Birmingham, defeating the local pair of Ben Lane and Sean Vardy in straight games. They also contributed to the mixed team competition, winning a silver medal.

Shortly after their triumph in Birmingham, the duo captured a bronze medal at the World Championships in Dubai, becoming India’s first-ever men’s doubles medalists at the prestigious event.

Gold at Asian Championships

‘Sat-Chi’ continued their winning ways by clinching the gold at the Asian Championships, defeating Malaysia’s Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi in a thrilling final with a score of 16-21, 21-17, 21-19. Their victory marked a historic achievement as they became the first men’s doubles pair to secure gold at the event.

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