India's star shuttlers Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty created history by winning gold medals in the final of the French Open badminton.
French Open Badminton 2022: India's star shuttlers Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have created history by winning gold medals in men's doubles in the final of the French Open badminton in Paris. Both these players have once again made the country proud by helping India win the French Open Super 750 in the men's doubles category for the first time. In a thrilling final, they defeated Chinese Taipei's Lu Ching Yao and Yang Po Han 21-13 and 21-19 in an interesting 48-minute straight-game match.
Traumatized the number one pair in the quarterfinals
Earlier in the men's doubles quarter-finals, Satwik-Chirag trounced world number one pair of Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi of former world champions Japan 23-21, 21-18 in 49 minutes. After this match, the spirits of both the players were in seventh heaven and now they were gearing up to defeat all the challenges to get the medal for the country. Then both of them defeated South Korean pair Choi Sol Gyu and Kim Won Ho 21-18, 21-14 in the semifinal match. Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur took to Twitter to congratulate Satwik-Chirag on becoming the first Indian doubles pair to win the BWF Super 750 title of the 2022 French Open.
Satvik-Chirag's tremendous performance in 2022
Let us tell you that the pair of Satwik-Chirag had won the title of BWF's India Open Super 500 tournament in 2022 this year. The year 2022 has been great for both of them. He won the gold medal for the nation by winning the final match of the Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham. Along with a bronze medal at the World Championships, the pair also won a medal in the Thomas Cup. After winning the biggest trophy ever, both the players are going through the best phase of their career and it is expected that in the coming days, India will be able to win more medals for India in their world.