Indian men’s badminton doubles team of B. Sumeeth Reddy-Manu Attri and the women’s doubles pair of Pradnya Gadre-N. Siki Reddy won their respective matches comfortably to reach the pre-quarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here. Also Read - Inspiring! Meerut Woman Who Left Home To Avoid Forced Marriage Returns As PCS Officer 7 Years Later

Reddy-Attri thrashed Maldives’ Nasheeu Sharafuddeen and Mohamed Sarim 21-7, 21-7 in 19 minutes to win Round of 32 match.
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In the women’s competition, Pradnya and Siki registered a facile win over Nepal’s Sichhya Shrestha-Punam Gurung. The Indian pair wrapped up the Round of 32 match 21-6, 21-4 in just 16 minutes. Also Read - Ready to Send Children Back to School? 78% Parents Say No, Willing to Let Kids Repeat An Academic Year

Pradnya-Siki face Japanese pair of Miyuki Maeda-Reika Kakiwa in the Round of 16 match later in the day.

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