Sunday, June 4, 2023

Badminton Asia Championships: Prannoy reaches qfs, Srikanth loses

While H S Prannoy reached the quarterfinals, Kidambi Srikanth was eliminated from the 2023 Badminton Asia Championships in Dubai on Thursday, reports Sportsstar.
Eighth-seeded Prannoy defeated Indonesia’s Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo 21-16, 5-21, 21-18 in 61 minutes to set up a last-eight clash with Japan’s Kanta Tsuneyama. However, Srikanth went down 14-21, 22-20, 9-21 to fourth-seeded Kodai Naraoka, Tsuneyama’s compatriot.
Mixed doubles pair Rohan Kapoor-Sikki Reddy also got a spot in the quarterfinals after their second-round opponents – Korea’s Seo Seung Jae and Chae Yu Jung – gave a walkover. B. Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost their round of 16 fixture 15-21, 17-21 to Chinese Taipei’s Chang Ko-Chi and Lee Chih Chen. In women’s doubles, Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand pulled out of their second-round clash against sixth-seeded Koreans Jeong Na Eun and Kim Hye Jeong due to injury.
Later in the day, P V Sindhu and men’s doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty will be in action.


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