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CWG 2022: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty clinch historic gold as Indian badminton contingent sign off with seven medals

Badminton - 2022 Commonwealth Games: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty in action
Badminton - 2022 Commonwealth Games: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty in action
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Day 11 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2022) saw Indian duo Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty outpower England's Ben Lane and Sean Vendy in straight sets (21-15, 21-13) to clinch a historic men's doubles gold medal.

The World No. 7 pair improved their silver medal winning effort at the 2018 Gold Coast Games to win the gold medal in Birmingham. With this feat, Satwik and Chirag became the first Indian duo to ever win a gold medal in the men's doubles category in the history of the Commonwealth Games.

GOLD! 🥇Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty absolutely dominate the English pair and clinch GOLD in Badminton - Men's Doubles! 🔥🇮🇳#CWG2022 #B2022 https://t.co/gSvIQ1HrDc

Twitter hails Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty's historic gold medal-winning performance

Congratulations poured in from all quarters as Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty clinched the elusive Commonwealth gold medal. Fans took to Twitter to express their happiness. Here are some of the tweets:

A golden day for Indian #Badminton . 3rd Gold for India. Heartiest congratulations to @satwiksairaj & @Shettychirag04 for winning Gold in Men’s Double Event. Badminton prowess by Indians at its best. https://t.co/TyquinPaqD
Gold Galore in #Birmingham2022!Team of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty dominates to take the #Badminton Men's Doubles 🥇 in #CWG22. 🇮🇳 is overjoyed with your brilliant performance.Congratulations and best wishes. https://t.co/fzGA3JMHw6
Huge Another GOLD! 🥇for India 🙌🏻🇮🇳Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty won GOLD in Badminton - Men's Doubles! This is the first-ever Indian Men's Doubles Badminton Gold Medal 🏅 https://t.co/F5OfOyQP8g
Podium of Badminton Commonwealth Games 2022 (Individual) :MD :🏅: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty 🇮🇳🥈: Ben Lane/Sean Vendy 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🥉: Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik 🇲🇾Congratulations For All 👏🙏#CommonwealthGames2022 #CommonwealthGames22 #B2022 https://t.co/uA8uhD9cRd
I Heartily congratulate Indian badminton Champs Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy for winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.Well done champions. You have made our flag fly high with pride. https://t.co/uhaBSY4aCT
They gave India the first wins in the quarters and semis. They’re the first ones to celebrate their teammates’ wins. They saved FOUR match points before turning things around today. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, you absolute superstars!#ThomasCup

CWG 2022: Indian badminton contingent sign off with win seven medals

The Indian badminton contingent swept as many as seven medals overall, including three golds, one silver and two bronze medals at the quadrennial showpiece event.

Indian badminton at #CWG22🥇 - PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty🥈 - Mixed team 🥉 - Kidambi Srikanth, Gayatri Gopichand-Treesa Jolly Also to note: The World Championships begin in 2 weeks. That's where the winning momentum will be needed!

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu clinched India's first gold in badminton at CWG 2022 on August 8, defeating Canada’s Michelle Li in straight sets (21-15, 21-13). It was also her maiden Commonwealth gold medal.

Meanwhile, ace Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen pipped Malaysia's Tze Yong Ng to clinch the gold medal in the men’s singles final as the scoreboard read 19-21, 21-9, 21-16.

Kidambi Srikanth and the women's doubles duo of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand, meanwhile, signed off with bronze medals.

Srikanth prevailed over Singapore's Jia Heng Teh 21-15, 21-18 to earn a bronze medal, while Treesa and Gayatri registered a 21-15, 21-18 win over the Australian pair of Wendy Hsuan-Yu Chen and Gronya Somerville on August 7.

Earlier, the Sindhu-led Indian mixed badminton team settled for the silver medal after going down to Malaysia 1-3 in the summit clash, where Sindhu was the lone Indian shuttler who emerged victorious. She defeated Jin Wei Goh 22-20, 21-17.


CWG 2022: Indian Contingent total medals

After nearly two weeks of non-stop sporting action, the curtains will be drawn on the Birmingham games on August 8. The Indian contingent wrapped up their CWG 2022 campaign with 61 medals overall, including 22 golds, 16 silver and 23 bronze medals. They finished fourth behind Australia (178), England (173) and Canada (92).

Also read: CWG 2022: Indian badminton team misses gold medal, loses 1-3 to Malaysia to settle for silver


Edited by Aranya Chaudhury
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