Tokyo Olympics: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty defeat World No. 3 Lee Yang, Wang Chi-Lin

India at Tokyo Olympics: Men’s Doubles Badminton Group Stage; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin: It was a brilliant display of strength by the Indians Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty as they defeated the World No. 3 Chinese Taipei’s Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin. This comes after Sai Praneeth was defeated by Israel’s Misha Zilberman in an upsetting 21-17, 21-15 defeat. India has won the 1st group stage match in men’s doubles. All Tokyo Olympic Badminton Matches will be LIVE Streamed on SonyLIV in India & Follow them LIVE on InsideSport.co.

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.

“I was thinking we don’t want to put pressure on ourselves. We had made some mistakes in the past few tournaments, especially at the closing stages. We wanted to stick to the basics, just serve and get ready, let them earn the point. We just wanted to come here and enjoy our first Olympics. It doesn’t matter who you are playing,” Badminton World Federation (BWF) quoted Satwiksairaj as saying.

On the other hand, Chirag said, “They are the pair to beat as they won back-to-back events in Thailand. We didn’t do well in the Swiss Open and All England. Really happy to come here and win our first match.”

Talking about the defeat in the opening round, Wang Chi-Lin said, “We were nervous in the beginning, and we changed our style in the second game. We didn’t feel any pressure, but we feel we have to play much better than we did today. We are in a tough group, so we have to step up our level.”

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.

India won 21-16, 16-21, and 27-25!

Player Statistics

TPE

LEE Yang/WANG Chi-Lin

IND

RANKIREDDY Satwiksairaj/SHETTY Chirag
Statistics Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Total Points Played 37 37 52 37 37 52
Total Points Won 16 21 25 21 16 27
Most Consecutive Points 2 3 2 2 3 3
Match Points 0 0 1 0 0 6
Game Points 0 3 0 1 0 0
Points Scored Without Service 10 11 15 11 10 16
Points Scored With Service 6 10 10 10 6 11
Biggest Lead 9 3 6 2
Biggest Comeback To Win The Game 3
Service Faults 0 0 0 0 0 0
Penalties, Yellow / Red / Black Card (Score)
Successful / Unsuccessful challenges 0 /1 1 /0 0 /1 0 /1

Match Summary
Match / Games Statistics Match Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Longest rally (seconds) 27 19 27 22
Longest rally (strokes) 30 23 30 18
Average rally (seconds) 7 6 8 8
Average rally (strokes) 5 5 6 5
Shuttles used 22 5 10 7

India at Tokyo Olympics: Men’s Doubles Badminton Group Stage; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin:

@11:57: Chinese Taipei get 1st match point but Indians defend it, 25-25

@11:56 AM: 24-24, India has gotten 4 match points but failed to convert

@11:55 AM: 23-23

@11:54 AM: 22-22

@11:53 AM: 21-21

@11:52 AM: Anyone’s match 20-20

@11:51 AM: SCORE IS TIED 19-19

@11:48 AM: Chinese Taipei leads 18-15

@11:45: Chinese Taipei leads 15-13.

@11:41: Chinese Taipei leads 11-10, Indians giving a tough fight

@11:37 AM: Score is tied 8-8

@11:31 AM: Chinese Taipei leads 3-2

@11:29 AM: It is even now. Game 3 has started.

India at Tokyo Olympics Live: Men’s Doubles Badminton Group Stage; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin Live Game 2 Updates:

@11:26 AM: Chinese Taipei wins Game 2- 21-16, to tie 1-1.

@11:23 AM: Chinese Taipei dominating now, leads 17-10

@11:14 AM: Chinese Taipei leads 10-8

@11:11 AM: Chinese Taipei leads 4-2

@11:09 AM: Game 2 Starts: Brilliant performance by the Indian duo to defeat seed 3 Chinese Taipei

India at Tokyo Olympics Live: Men’s Doubles Badminton Group Stage; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin Live Updates:

@11:06 AM: The duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty has won Game 1, 21-16. A very well played Game 1, can they continue this form?

@11:00 AM: India leads 14-8. In the men’s singles match, Sai Praneeth has lost to Misha Zilberman 21-17, 21-15

@10:56 AM: India leads 9-6

@10:55 AM: India leads 6-3

@10:50 AM: India leads 3-1 in Game 1

@10:47 AM: Players are on the court and are warming up

India at Tokyo Olympics: Men’s Doubles Badminton Group Stage; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin Live Updates:

@9:30 AM: Up next on Court 3: Kim Soyeong and Kong Heeyong vs Gabriela & Stefani Stoeva: Rankireddy/Shetty vs Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin follows that match.

The duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty currently ranks 10th in the Badminton World Federation Ranking in Men’s Doubles.

They will face tough competition as they are up against the World No. 3 ranked Chinese Taipei’s duo Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin.

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Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty will be the third-ever Indian pair representing the nation in badminton men’s doubles at the Olympics. The duo rose to fame when they won a silver medal in the 2018 Gold coast games and backed it up with a silver medal finish in the French Open.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty shuttling to a new high

India at Tokyo Olympics: Men’s Doubles Badminton Group Stage: Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin Last 5 Ranked Matches

YEAR / WEEK TOURNAMENT RESULT POINTS
2021 / 4
HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2020 (New Dates)
1
12,000
2021 / 3
TOYOTA Thailand Open
1
12,000
2021 / 2
YONEX Thailand Open
1
12,000
2020 / 11
YONEX All England Open 2020
3/4
8,400
2020 / 8
Barcelona Spain Masters 2020
2
5,950

 

India at Tokyo Olympics Live: Men’s Doubles Badminton Group Stage: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty Last 5 Ranked Matches

YEAR / WEEK TOURNAMENT RESULT POINTS
2021 / 11
YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships 2021
9/16
4,800
2021 / 9
YONEX Swiss Open 2021 (New Dates)
3/4
4,900
2021 / 3
TOYOTA Thailand Open
3/4
8,400
2021 / 2
YONEX Thailand Open
9/16
4,800
2019/45
DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters 2020
3/4
7,700

 

All Tokyo Olympic Badminton Matches will be LIVE Streamed on SonyLIV in India & Follow them LIVE on InsideSport.co.

India at Tokyo Olympics Live: Men’s Doubles Badminton Group Stage Details:

Match Details: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin

Time: 08:50 AM IST

Date: 24-07-2021

Venue: Musashino Forest Plaza Court 3

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India at Tokyo Olympics: India’s Badminton Schedule at Tokyo Olympics:

July 24

8:50 AM: Men’s Doubles Group Stage – Group A (Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin)

9:30 AM: Men’s Singles Group Stage – Group D (Sai Praneeth vs Zilberman Misha)

July 25

7:10 AM: Women’s Singles Group Stage – Grop J (PV Sindhu vs Polikarpova Ksenia)

July 26 to 29

5:30 AM: All events – Group Stage Matches (PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty)

July 29

5:30 AM: Men’s Doubles Quarter-Finals (Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty – if qualified)

July 30

5:30 AM: Women’s Singles Quarter-Finals (PV Sindhu – if qualified)

12:00 PM: Men’s Doubles Semi-Finals (Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty – if qualified)

Tokyo Olympics Live stream: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin Live Stream

Tokyo Olympics will be broadcasted on DD National.

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All Olympic Badminton Matches will be LIVE Streamed on SonyLIV in India & Follow them LIVE on InsideSport.co.

India at Tokyo Olympics – Indian Badminton History at Olympics: Let’s have a look at the two medals won by the Indian players

2008 Beijing Olympics

She won a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and became the first Indian badminton player to win an Olympic medal. She had a comfortable victory in the bronze medal match after her opponent Wang Xin retired hurt when the game was in the second set.

2016 Rio Olympics

PV Sindhu cruised to the finals of the women’s singles and set up a cracking clash against Carolina Marin from Spain. Eventually, PV Sindhu had to settle for silver after losing the finals, but she became the first Indian woman silver medallist at Olympics.

(with ANI inputs)