Asian Games 2023: Indian Badminton Squad Unveile Get a Glimpse of Potential Athletes.

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As the eagerly anticipated Asian Games 2023 draw near, India has revealed its stellar badminton contingent set to vie for supremacy at the continental spectacle. Scheduled to take place in Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China, from September 23 to October 8, 2023, the Asian Games will witness the convergence of Asia’s finest athletes across 40 sports, all striving for coveted honors.

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India’s sporting legacy at the quadrennial event has been steadily burgeoning over the past decades. This year, the nation is poised to deploy a formidable team of 634 athletes across 38 diverse sports, with the largest representation in athletics, boasting an impressive count of 65 athletes. For context, the previous edition, Jakarta 2018, witnessed India’s participation with 570 athletes competing in 36 sports. The forthcoming 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022, which was initially slated for 2022 but postponed due to the global pandemic, promises to be a spectacular showcase of Asian athleticism.


The badminton contingent, handpicked for their exceptional skills and dedication, mirrors India’s commitment to excellence in the sporting arena. The lineup for men’s singles includes stalwarts such as HS Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth, the rising star Lakshya Sen, and Mithun Manjunath. Each player carries a distinctive style and a formidable record, adding to the prospect of a captivating showcase of talent on the court.

In the men’s doubles category, India will be represented by the dynamic duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, as well as the formidable pairs of Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun. These pairings have consistently demonstrated their synchronization and prowess, making them strong contenders in the doubles discipline.

Turning the spotlight to the women’s singles, PV Sindhu, the reigning Olympic champion, will spearhead India’s campaign. Accompanying her are Ashmita Chaliha, Anupama Upadhyaya, and Malvika Bansod, each possessing the determination to shine on the international stage.

The women’s doubles category sees the pairing of Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly, as well as the experienced duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto. These partnerships exemplify the synergy required to excel in doubles badminton.

Furthermore, India’s mixed doubles ambitions rest on the capable shoulders of Rohan Kapoor, N Sikki Reddy, and Sai Pratheek K. Their prowess and collaboration hold the promise of intense competition in this category.

The selection of this remarkable badminton squad reflects India’s commitment to nurturing and showcasing exceptional talent on a global platform. With their remarkable achievements and dedication, these athletes are not only representing their country but also embodying the aspirations of a nation eager to make its mark in the realm of international sports. As the Asian Games draw closer, anticipation is building for these gifted players to exhibit their prowess and bring glory to their homeland.