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Satwik-Chirag win historic men's badminton doubles silver at CWG

Press Trust of India  |  Gold Coast 

Satwik Rankireddy and Shetty today claimed India's first ever medal in men's doubles after settling for a silver at the 21st Commonwealth Games' competition here today.

Satwik and lost 13-21 16-21 to Rio bronze medallist English pair of and in a 39-minute men's doubles final at the Arena.

With the silver clinched by Satwik and Chirag, ended their highly successful campaign with six medals, which include the mixed team event gold.

Earlier, clinched her second CWG gold medal after defeating P V Sindhu in the women's singles final, while Kidambi Srikanth settled for a silver after losing narrowly to three-time Olympic silver medallist in men's singles final.

Yesterday, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy bagged a bronze medal in the women's doubles event.

At 17 and 20 respectively, Satwik and form a formidable pair. It was the Tata Open International Challenge win that brought them into limelight in 2016.

They also won in and Bangladesh, but their biggest win came last 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 quarterfinals at and

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

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 11:05 IST