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BWF World Championship 2023: HS Prannoy enters quarterfinals

Copenhagen: In badminton, India’s HS Prannoy has entered the  quarterfinals at the BWF World Championships in Copenhagen. World number-9  HS Prannoy defeated   former champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore by ‘21-18, 15-21, 21-19’. He will face world number one Viktor Axelsen of Denmark.

In men’s doubles, World number 2 pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat Indonesia’s Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marth in the round of 16 match by ‘21-15, 19-21, 21-9’. They will face the 11th seed Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen of Denmark in the quarterfinal.

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The women’s doubles pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand lost to the top-ranked pair of China’s Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan by ‘14-21, 9-21’ in the round of 16. It was only the second meeting between Gayatri-Treesa and the Chinese pair with the Indians having lost to the world number one Chinese team at the German Open last year.



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