“We want to be the world number one team and win a medal for India in Paris, and we won’t stop until we do,” stated India’s doubles badminton player Satwiksairaj Rankireddy.
India is yet to win a medal in the Olympics when it comes to the doubles events in badminton. To end that badminton drought, one of the biggest hopes is the pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty in the Paris Olympics 2024. “As long as we are able to maintain fitness and stay focused, we are ready for any event. In Tokyo we came close by beating the famed Chinese Taipei pair in the very first match of the competition and it was sheer bad luck that we had to bow out having won the same number of matches as the two other teams in the group. In fact, the Taipei pair went on to win gold, proof of how close the competition was. We know we are ready. We are in the best mental frame. We want to be the world no. 1 team and win a medal in Paris for India and we won’t stop till we achieve these dreams,” said India’s doubles badminton player Satwiksairaj Rankireddy on Backstage with Boria show.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty complement each other well on the court, but their off-court preferences are quite different.