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Chirag & Satwik Scripts History, Wins Maiden Men's Doubles Gold Asia Badminton Championships

58 years of waiting for a Gold from Asia Badminton Championships for Badminton India ended after Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty won the Men's Doubles Gold, Asia Badminton Championships 2023. World no.6 Chirag & Satwik of India scripts history by winning maiden Men's Doubles Gold medal for India from Badminton Asia Championships. The 2023 Badminton Asia Championships was held at the Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Indoor Hall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 25 to 30 April 2023. Indian duo won the historical Gold Medal by beating the World No.8 Teo Ee Yei and Ong Yew Sin, Malaysia, 16 21, 21 17, 21 19.

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A total of 17 medals have been earned by the Indian players since Dinesh Khanna had won the only Gold medal from the Asian Championships in 1965. Remaining 16 medals are Bronze.

Badminton Asia Championships Medals by Indian Players

Men's Singles

Dinesh Khanna(1965) - Gold

Dinesh Khanna(1969) - Bronze

Suresh Goel (1969) - Bronze

Prakash Padukone (1976) - Bronze

Pullela Gopichand (2000) - Bronze

Anup Sridhar (2007) - Bronze

H.S Prannoy (2018) - Bronze

Women’s Singles

Meena Shah (1965) - Bronze

Saina Nehwal (2010, 2016 & 2018) - Bronze

PV Sindhu (2014 and 2022) - Bronze

Men’s Doubles

Dipu Ghosh & Raman Ghosh (1971) - Bronze

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty (2023) - Gold

Women’s Doubles

Jwala Gutta & Ashwini Ponnappa (2014) - Bronze

Mixed Doubles

Owen Roncon & Sarojini Apte, A.I. Sheikh & Achala Karnik (1965) -Bronze

In the recent years, Badminton India is becoming as an another Asian badminton powerhouse after winning the Thomas Cup 2022 and Asia Mixed Team Championship 2023 Bronze Medal. Next to Olympic medalists Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, the Indian duo Chirag & Satwik is becoming promising Indain players and emerging as the Asia's best Men's Doubles pair.

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