BWF World Championships Semifinal Highlights: HS Prannoy won bronze medal at the event.© AFP
HS Prannoy vs Kunlavut Vitidsarn Highlights, BWF World Championships Semifinal: India’s ace shuttler HS Prannoy settled with a bronze medal at the BWF World Championships after losing to Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the semi-final match at the Royal Arena – Court 1 on Saturday. The Indian star made a dominating start after winning the opening game 21-18. However, Prannoy lost the second game, thanks to a brilliant comeback from Vitidsarn. The Thailand player won the second game 21-13 to take the match to the decider. In the deciding game, Vitidsarn outplayed Prannoy with a 21-14 margin.
Highlights of HS Prannoy vs Kunlavut Vitidsarn, BWF World Championships semifinal match, straight from Copenhagen:
BWF World Championships Live: Prannoy loses!
Vitidsarn has defeated HS Prannoy 21-14 in the deciding game to seal the match. Prannoy’s campaign ends with bronze.
BWF World Championships Live: Vitidsarn dominates again!
Vitidsarn plays a powerful smash and Prannoy could not lift it beyond the net. The Thailand star gets another two points and now enjoys a 19-13 lead.
BWF World Championships Live: Good smash!
A powerful smash from Prannoy and he now trails 11-15 in the deciding game.
BWF World Championships Live: Vitidsarn on top!
A smash from Prannoy goes out of the line and that put Vitidsarn 12-7 ahead in the final game.
BWF World Championships Live: Another good smash!
After conceding a point, Prannoy has earned one with a powerful smash down the line.
BWF World Championships Live: Brilliant smash!
This is powerful from Prannoy. It seems like he is slowly and gradually getting back in the groove. It was a superb smash that helped him earn a point. He now trails 5-7.
BWF World Championships Live: Good comeback from Prannoy!
HS Prannoy, who is trailing in the match decider, is trying his level best to make the gap small.
BWF World Championships Live: Match goes to decider!
Vitidsarn wins the second game 21-13 against Prannoy.
BWF World Championships Live: Vitidsarn dominates!
Vitidsarn is making the gap larger again and he is really close to making it 1 all in this match. He is leading 20-13 against Prannoy.
BWF World Championships Live: What a smash!
As the game is progressing, Vitidsarn is getting more and more energetic. This time he has executed a perfect smash to the left of Prannoy. To be honest, the Indian shuttler had no chance there to save it.
BWF World Championships Live: Well left Prannoy!
HS Prannoy is slowly and gradually making a comeback. He now trails 13-15 against Vitidsarn.
BWF World Championships Live: Smart shot!
That was a brilliant deception from Prannoy. He aimed to go cross-court before he bluffed his opponent and dropped his shot on the other side of the court.
BWF World Championships Live: Vitidsarn dominates!
Vitidsarn is leading 13-8 at the moment. Prannoy seems out of energy at the moment while Vitidsarn is playing his shots with precision.
BWF World Championships: Vitidsarn is back in the game!
Vitidsarn has made a really strong comeback against Prannoy. The score in the second game is now 6 all.
BWF World Championships: Prannoy in driving seat!
HS Prannoy is at the top with a 4-0 lead in the second game. He is already 1-0 ahead in the match and a lead in the second game makes him a strong favourite from here.
BWF World Championships: Prannoy wins opening game!
HS Prannoy eventually manages to win the opening game 21-18. He could have got it with a better gap, but he won’t mind it as he is 1-0 ahead in this match now.
BWF World Championships: Vitidsarn bounces back!
Vitidsarn is making a game out of it. He has improved to 17-19. He is alive in the game now. Prannoy can only blame himself for being to loose towards the end.
BWF World Championships: Prannoy closes in on a game win!
HS Prannoy leads 18-12 in the opening game. He is now only three points away from sealing the first game and go 1-0 up. Can Vitidsarn stop him?
BWF World Championships: Good comeback!
Kunlavut Vitidsarn has improved to 11-16. Okay, Prannoy reassures his dominance with another point and it’s 17-11 in the Indian player’s favour now.
BWF World Championships: What shot from Prannoy!
That was a superb cross-court smash from HS Prannoy. He is literally toying around with his Thai opponent. The Indian leads 15-7 in the opening game now.
BWF World Championships: Prannoy in lead!
A three-point advantage for HS Prannoy at the moment against Thailand’s Vitidsarn.
BWF World Championships: A tight battle!
India’s HS Prannoy os trailing 3-4 at the moment in the opening game. By the time I type, he has made a comeback to make it 4 all.
BWF World Championships: Action starts!
The men’s singles semi-final match between HS Prannoy and Kunlavut Vitidsarn at BWF World Championships has kicked off.
BWF World Championships: Prannoy’s match next!
South Korea’s An Se-young has entered the final with a 21-19, 21-15 win over China’s Chen Yufei in the women’s singles semi-final at the Royal Arena – Court 1. The men’s semi-final between India’s HS Prannoy and Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn will start next.
BWF World C’ships: A recap –
In case, you missed to witness HS Prannoy’s intense quarter-final match against Victor Axelsen at BWF World Championships on Friday, you can watch it here:
— BWF (@bwfmedia) August 25, 2023
BWF World C’ships: Astrup-Rasmussen into final!
Denmark’s Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen pair has entered the final of the men’s doubles at BWF World Championships. Notably, this pair had defeated India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty in the quarter-finals of men’s doubles.
Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen are Denmark’s first #BWFWorldChampionships men’s doubles finalists inyears.
— BWF (@bwfmedia) August 26, 2023
HS Prannoy vs Kunlavut Vitidsarn: Match set to start soon!
China’s Chen Yufei is playing against South Korea’s An Se-young in the women’s singles semi-final at the Royal Arena – Court 1 at the moment. As the match gets over, HS Prannoy will play his semi-final match against Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn next.
HS Prannoy vs Kunlavut Vitidsarn: Head-to-head
India’s HS Prannoy and Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn have faced each other just once. The match took place at the the 2022 England Open in which Vitidsarn claimed a 21-15, 24-22 win against the Indian. Beating the world number 1 Viktor Axelsen in the quarter-final must have boosted the confidence of Prannoy and it will be really interesting to see how he fares against Vitidsarn in semi-final tonight.
HS Prannoy vs Kunlavut Vitidsarn: An improved HS Prannoy!
Talking about his new shots, HS Prannoy said: “Before coming for Worlds, we had a week’s time, all we do was practice some few shots, learn something new, so there was this shot at 19-19 yesterday, that didnt work but the guts to try something new is a never ending process. We are trying to find new shots because we are playing against top 10, top 20 every week. I might come out with a new shot next week.”
— The Olympic Games (@Olympics) August 25, 2023
BWF World Championships: Satwik-Chirag are already out!
Indian pair of Satwiksairaj and Shetty missed out on a second World Championships medal after suffering a shocking straight-game loss to Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen of Denmark in the men’s doubles quarterfinals. The world number two Indian pair, which had claimed a maiden bronze in the last edition, couldn’t produce their attacking game and went down 18-12 19-21 to the 11th seeded Danish combination, the 2021 bronze winners, in a 48-minute battle.
Indian players to win a BWF World C’ships medal –
Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu won five of them, including a gold in 2019, and Saina Nehwal (silver and bronze) claimed two. Kidambi Srikanth (silver), Lakshya Sen (bronze), B Sai Praneeth (bronze) and Prakash Padukone (bronze) are the other medallists in singles. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty had won a bronze in the last edition, while Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa claimed a bronze back in 2011 in the women’s doubles.
14th World Championship medal for India
HS Prannoy, the 31-year-old from Kerala who claimed the Malaysia Masters Super 500 and reached the finals at Australian Open Super 500 this year, continued India’s dream run at the World Championships with the victory he sealed on Friday in the quarter-finals. His win helped the country secure a 14th medal in the event.
BWF World C’ships: HS Prannoy’s road to the semi-final
Quarterfinals: Prannoy defeated Viktor Axelsen 13-21, 21-15, 21-16
Round of 16: Prannoy defeated Loh Kean Yew 21-18, 15-21, 21-19
Round of 32: Prannoy defeated Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo 21-9, 21-14
Round of 64 (First Round): Prannoy defeated Kolle Koljonen 24-22, 21-10
HS Prannoy vs Kunlavut Vitidsarn: ‘Finally a Worlds medal’
“Oh, yes! I finally have a worlds medal,” said HS Prannoy after ensuring his maiden medal at the event. “I just zoned out, the only thing under my control is me. I was actually not thinking anything else today, just thinking what to do to take the next five points. A lot of thinking I was doing inside but was not aware what was happening around. I was pretty much in my zone after the second game.”
BWF World Championships: In-form HS Prannoy!
HS Prannoy extracted the last ounce of energy from his reservoir to stun two-time defending champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in a thrilling 68-minute quarterfinal to ensure a medal for India in the World Badminton Championship on Friday. In a nail-biter, Prannoy once again showed his big-match temperament as he fought back from a game down to outwit the world No. 1 one Axelsen 13-21, 21-15, 21-16 in-front of his home crowd at the Royal Arena.
BWF World Championships Live: Big match for Prannoy and India!
HS Prannoy is the only Indian player remaining in the ongoing BWF World Championships. He has already been assured of a bronze medal with his entry into the semi-finals. However, if the player manages to win the game tonight, he will assured of a silver. With none of the other Indian players managing a podium finish in this edition of the tournament, Prannoy is the country’s only hope.
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