World Badminton Championship 2017: Successful Day for Indians as all but one win

Day 1 saw all Indians entering Round 2, with Men’s Doubles team being the only Indians to be knocked out. Men’s Singles Two mixed doubles entered Round 2. Prajakta with her Malaysian partner and Satwiksairaj with Maneesha emerged winners in Round 1. Men’s Doubles pair of Manu Attri / Sumeeth Reddy were knocked out in Round 1. India has sent its biggest contingent of 21 players. On Day 2, Sindhu and Saina will start their campaign. The players need to enter the semifinals to win a medal.

World Badminton Championship List of Medal Winners: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles

Results of Round 1
Men’s Singles

    8th seed Srikanth Kidambi def Sergey Sirant (Russia) 21-13 21-12 in 29 minutes
    Sameer Verma def Pablo Abian (Spain) 21-8 17-4 Retired in 27 minutes

Women’s Singles

    Rituparna Das vs Airi (Finland)
    Tanvi Lad def Chloe Birch (England) 17-21 21-10 21-19 in 56 minutes

Mixed Doubles

    Unseeded Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Maneesha K def Chun Hei / Yau (Hong Kong) 24-22 21-17 by 44 minutes
    Prajakta Sawant / Yogendra (Malaysia) def Yao / Hsin (Taipei) 21-15 13-21 21-18 in 49 minutes
    Women’s Doubles: Sanjana Santosh / Arathi Sunil def Ukraine pair 21-15 21-18 in 43 minutes

Men’s Doubles: Manu Attri / Sumeeth Reddy lost to Seok / Dukyoung (Korea) 22-20 21-11 in 34 minutes

Round 2 Schedule
Men’s Singles

    Srikanth vs Lucas of France
    Sameer Verma vs TBD
    13th seed Ajay Jayaram vs Luka (Austria)
    15th seed Sai Praneeth vs Nan Wei (Hong Kong)

Women’s Singles

    4th seed PV Sindhu vs Kim Hyo Min (Korea)
    12th seed Saina Nehwal vs Sabrina (Switzerland)

Mixed Doubles

    Ashwini Ponnappa / Sumeeth Reddy vs 13th seed Chinese pair
    Satwiksairaj / Maneesha K vs 14th seed Denmark pair
    15th seed Pranaav Jerry Chopra / Sikki Reddy vs Prajakta Sawant / Yogendra (Malaysia)

Women’s Doubles

    Meghana / Poorvisha S Ram vs Netherlands pair
    Ashwini Ponnappa / Sikki Reddy vs Ririn/Anna

Men’s Doubles

    Arjun MR / Ramchandran Shlok vs Taipei pair
    Satwiksairaj / Chirag Shetty vs Japanese pair

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