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Olympic silver medalist Mathias Boe to mentor badminton players Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty | Badminton News

Olympic silver medalist Mathias Boe to mentor badminton players Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty | Badminton News


NEW DELHI: India’s badminton gamers Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, rated World No. 10 in men’s doubles, have roped in 2012 Olympic Video games doubles finalist Mathias Boe of Denmark to teach them in the run up to the Olympic Online games in Tokyo afterwards this 12 months. The Focus on Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) authorised their ask for on Saturday.
Satwiksairaj and Chirag are now ninth in the Race to Tokyo with 16 pairs qualified. During his tenure, Boe will also help the other doubles staff supported beneath the TOPS i.e. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa and Ashwini Ponnappa-Sikki Reddy.
Boe has a distinguished doubles profession, in which he also gained the All-England Championships two times in 2011 and 2015 and was a silver medalist at the 2013 Earth Championships. Chirag, who has partnered Boe in some activities in the past and skilled with him in Mumbai when the Badminton Tour was suspended, mooted the strategy of bringing Boe on board.
“I have performed with him and he is a mentor, owning guided me before. Working with him will surely assist us in the Olympic 12 months,” Chirag stated. “Boe and Carsten Mogensen (doubles partner) have a great document in closing out restricted matches. Receiving to perform with Boe will give us a enormous psychological strengthen.”

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty (Getty Illustrations or photos)
Satwiksairaj, who recovered from Covid-19, in August very last, is quite delighted with the appointment. “We have been confident when we performed our 2nd match in Bangkok. We are match and we have the fire in us but we need to have to do significantly superior mentally. Boe’s appointment will help us acquire restricted matches,” he stated.
However the pair is properly put to qualify for the Olympics, robust final results in the remaining qualification tournaments will boost its rating and secure a top eight put. The Indians returned to competitive badminton this thirty day period just after a yr. The pair had a breakthrough year in 2019 when it won the Thailand Open Super 500 and was runner-up at the French Open 750.
In advance of Boe’s appointment as their mentor, the Concentrate on Olympic Podium Plan had allocated Rs. 25.54 lakh just about every for the gamers considering that 2016.



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