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Satwik-Chirag enter finals at CWG

Press Trust of India  |  Gold Coast 

Young Indian doubles pair of Satwik Rankireddy and is just one step away from a historic gold medal as they reached the finals of the men's doubles event at 21st Commonwealth Games' competition here today.

Satwik and Chirag outclassed Sri Lanka's and Buwaneka Goonethilleka 21-18 21-10 in 30 minutes to become the first Indian men's doubles pair to enter the men's doubles finals in

Assured of at least a silver, Satwik and Chirag will be the first Indian pair to win a men's doubles medal at

Satwik and Chirag will now face either top seed Malaysian combo of V and or England's and in the finals tomorrow.

At 17 and 20 respectively, Satwik and Chirag form a formidable pair that has proved its mettle in international badminton, often punching above their weight, only to fall short of podium finishes.

It was the Tata Open India International Challenge win that brought them into limelight in 2016. They also won in and Bangladesh, but their biggest win came next year when they clinched international challenge.

They had managed to topple former Olympic and world champion and his partner en route the title.

They also qualified for the Glasgow and managed to reach the quarters at and

This year, Satwik and Chirag made it to the semifinals at Masters and All England quarterfinals.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 07:15 IST