CWG 2022: India's Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand clinch bronze medal in Women's doubles

Earlier in the day, Jolly and Gopichand lost two consecutive sets by 21-13 and 21-16 to the world No 11 pair Pearly Tan/ M.Thinaah of Malaysia.

Tejas RathiAuthor

Updated - 08 August 2022 10:05 AM

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Treesa Jolly/Gayatri Gopichand beat Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen/Gronya Somerville of Australia to secure a bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022. The Indian duo won the game in straight sets 21-15, 21-18 to finish third. Earlier in the day, Jolly and Gopichand lost two consecutive sets by 21-13 and 21-16 to the world No 11 pair Pearly Tan/ M.Thinaah of Malaysia.

In March 2022, they became the first doubles pair from the country to enter the All England semifinals. However, they lost to the Chinese pair of Zheng Yu and Zhang Shu Xian 21-17, 21-16 in the penultimate stage. Interestingly, Gayatri is the daughter of national coach and former All England champion Pullela Gopichand. On the other hand, Jolly joined the Gopichand academy in Hyderabad at an age of 13.

Jolly is known for her ruthless smashes to crush the opponents, while Gayatri generally is good at intercepting in the nets and setting up an attack.

In the Men's Singles, Kidambi Srikanth won the bronze medal by beating 21-15, 21-18 vs Jia Heng Teh of Singapore. The world number 10 Lakshya Sen reached the finals by securing victory against Singapore's Jason Teh 21-10, 18-21, 21-16 in the semi-finals and assured another medal for the Indian contingent.

The double Olympic medalist PV Sindhu beat Singapore's Yeo Jia Min 21-19, 21-17 in straight sets in the semi-final. In the 2018 edition, she bagged a silver by losing to Saina Nehwal. It will be her first Gold medal in CWG history if she manages to win the finals.

 

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