Commonwealth Games 2018: HS Prannoy loses badminton men's singles bronze medal match to Rajiv Ouseph

Gold Coast: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy lost to England's Rajiv Ouseph in the men's singles bronze medal match at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast on Saturday.

Commonwealth Games 2018: HS Prannoy loses badminton mens singles bronze medal match to Rajiv Ouseph

File photo of HS Prannoy. AFP

The World No 11 Prannoy started on a positive note, winning the first game 21-17 at the Carrara Sports Arena.

However, World No 22 Ouseph made a brilliant comeback in the next two games to beat Prannoy 25-23, 21-9 in the hour-long marathon match.

World No 1 Kidambi Srikanth had earlier set up a date with World No 7 Lee Chong Wei in the summit clash of men's singles badminton competition at the Commonwealth Games, after registering a comfortable win over England's Rajiv Ouseph in the semi-final on Saturday.

While Srikanth registered an easy 21-10, 21-17 straight games victory over Ouseph, Malaysia's Lee Chong overcame Prannoy 21-16, 9-21, 21-14 in the other semi-final.

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Updated Date: Apr 14, 2018 18:00:41 IST

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