Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty win Gold in Men’s Doubles Badminton after defeating Korea


At the Asian Games held in Hangzhou on Saturday, the Indian team of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Choi Solgyu-Kim Wonho of South Korea 21-18 21-16 to secure a historic gold medal.

The Indian duo won the first game in 29 minutes by mounting many mini-comebacks. However, the Indians sealed the 57-minute encounter by applying pressure to their rivals in the second game.

Satwiksairaj and Chirag defeated former world champions Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik in the round of four to become the first-ever Indian badminton doubles team to win the gold medal at the Asian Games.