Thailand Open 2022 has started and this championship will run from 17 to 22 May. Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will present their claim in the Thailand Open 2022 being held at the Impact Arena in Bangkok. At the same time, in the first day's match, India's young shuttlers Malvika Bansod and Ashmita Chaliha have qualified for the main draw.
Congratulating the players on the country's own micro-blogging platform Koo App, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (YASMinistry) said, "Wishing our Indian contingent a very successful #ThailandOpen2022! Come back, champions!
Let us inform that on the first day of Thailand Open Badminton 2022, India's young shuttlers Malvika Bansod and Ashmita Chaliha have qualified for the main draw. In the women's singles event, India's young shuttler and world number 57 Malvika Bansod defeated compatriot shuttler Anupama Upadhyay 21-18, 21-8 in a 29-minute match to advance to the next round. Also, India's Ashmita Chaliha defeated American shuttler Jenny Gay 21-16, 21-18 in a 27-minute match. With this win, he has also made it to the next round. At the same time, world number 65 shuttler Ashmita Chaliha is going to face world number eight shuttler Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the round of 32 match of women's singles on Wednesday. With this, Malvika Bansod will face Ukraine's Maria Ulitina.
At the same time, Priyanshu Rajawat also won the 45-minute match against Kristov Popov of France 21-17, 21-16. However, they could not maintain their winning streak and crashed out of the tournament after losing to Li Shi Feng of China in the quarter-final round of qualification. World No. 73 badminton player and Odisha Open champion Kiran George and Shubhankar Dey also bowed out of the tournament after losing their respective matches.
India's Kidambi Srikanth, who is ranked 11th in the world rankings in the men's singles event, will face France's Brice Leverdez on Wednesday. Apart from this, star shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Akarshi Kashyap, Malvika Bansod, HS Prannoy will also be seen playing on the court on Wednesday.