Indian Shuttlers Begin Campaign at Thailand Open, Eyeing Paris Olympics

Indian badminton stars HS Prannoy, Kiran George, and others begin their Thailand Open Super 500 campaign on Tuesday. The tournament provides a crucial platform for Olympic-bound shuttlers to fine-tune their skills ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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Indian Shuttlers Begin Campaign at Thailand Open, Eyeing Paris Olympics

Indian Shuttlers Begin Campaign at Thailand Open, Eyeing Paris Olympics

Indian badminton stars HS Prannoy, Kiran George, Sathish Kumar Karunakaran, and others are set to kick off their campaign at the Thailand Open Super 500 tournament, a crucial BWF World Tour event, starting on Tuesday. The tournament provides an ideal platform for the Olympic-bound shuttlers to fine-tune their skills ahead of the Paris Olympics in 2024.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, the top-seeded Indian men's doubles pair and favorites to win gold at the Paris Olympics, will look, recover, lost, confidence, open against Malaysia's Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub Azriyn and Tan Wee Kiong in their opening match. HS Prannoy, India's top men's singles player, will look to regain his form after being troubled by health issues this season. He faces a tough opponent in his opening match.

In other men's singles matches, Kiran George will take on China's Australia Open winner Weng Hong Yang, while Sathish Kumar Karunakaran faces a qualifier in his first-round encounter. The women's singles draw features Ashmita Chaliha, who will battle Indonesia's Ester Nurumi Tri Wardoyo, Malvika Bansod, who faces top seed Han Yue of China, and Aakarshi Kashyap, who takes on Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan.

The drawing, open, live, main 2024 will be streamed live on iNews TV and Vision from May 14 to 19. The tournament schedule includes qualification and Round of 32 matches on May 14, followed by the Round of 32 on May 15, Round of 16 on May 16, quarterfinals on May 17, semifinals on May 18, and the finals on May 19.

The BWF World Tour events serve as crucial preparation for the Indian shuttlers ahead of the Paris Olympics. These tournaments provide them with the opportunity to test new strokes, make tweaks to their game, and gain valuable experience against top international players. With the Olympics just over a year away, the Indian badminton contingent aims to make the most of these competitive events to sharpen their skills and boost their confidence on the week, ahead, may, premier, league, play, spots, ci stage.

Key Takeaways

  • Indian badminton stars to compete in Thailand Open Super 500 tournament.
  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty face Malaysia's Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub Azriyn and Tan Wee Kiong.
  • HS Prannoy seeks to regain form after health issues, faces tough opponent in opening match.
  • Tournament to be streamed live on iNews TV and Vision from May 14 to 19.
  • Event serves as crucial preparation for Indian shuttlers ahead of 2024 Paris Olympics.