The BWF World Badminton Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, is set to continue on Wednesday, featuring India’s doubles stars who aim to showcase their burgeoning presence in the world of badminton.
During Day 2 of the championships, India witnessed a mixed bag of outcomes. PV Sindhu‘s unfortunate streak persisted as she exited the tournament, while HS Prannoy and Lakshya Sen displayed dominant performances to advance to the third round in men’s singles.
Sindhu, who clinched the women’s singles title in the 2019 edition, faced a tough challenge against Japanese player Okuhara. In a 44-minute match, Sindhu fell to her opponent with a scoreline of 21-14, 21-14.
In contrast, Lakshya Sen continued to chase another medal opportunity by securing a spot in the pre-quarterfinals. The 22-year-old overcame Jeon Hyeok-Jin from the Republic of Korea with a commanding score of 21-11, 21-12 in just 36 minutes.
Prannoy, ranked ninth in the world, showcased his prowess by outclassing Indonesia’s Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo with a dominant score of 21-9, 21-14. He is now set to face the 2021 champion, Loh Kean Yew of Singapore.
However, India faced some setbacks in the mixed doubles category, as the pair of Venkat Gaurav Prasad and Juhi Dewangan was defeated by Jones Ralfy Jansen and Linda Efler of Germany with a score of 21-12, 21-11 in the Round of 64.
Looking ahead to Day 3, the spotlight will be on Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty as they begin their campaign against the Australian duo of Kenneth Zhe Hooi Choo and Ming Chuen Lim. Additionally, Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand will take on Chang Ching Hui and Yang Ching Tun.
For fans in India looking to catch the live action of the World Badminton Championships, the tournament will be available for streaming on JioCinema and the official YouTube channel of the Badminton World Federation (BWF TV). The matches will also be broadcasted on the Sports18 1 TV channel in India.
The Indian squad for the World Badminton Championships includes players like Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, and HS Prannoy in the men’s singles category, all determined to make their mark on the global stage.