Mathias Boe: A Badminton Legend Making Waves in India

Trang Napie

Wed Mar 06 2024

Mathias Boe
Chirag Shetty
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
Taapsee Pannu
Olympic Games

Renowned badminton player Mathias Boe, known as "chú lính chì," has taken his expertise to India, not only to coach the sport but also to win the heart of Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu. Moreover, the news of his upcoming marriage to Taapsee Pannu's long-time partner, former badminton player Mathias Boe, has created a buzz, with the wedding set to take place in the beautiful city of Udaipur in March 2024.

Mathias Boe, a former Danish badminton star, achieved silver at the 2012 London Olympics and won the 2013 World Championships during his illustrious 20-year career. He notably partnered with Carsten Mogensen to great success. In recent years, Boe has been working closely with India's top men's doubles pair, Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, since early 2021. This collaboration came after Flandy Limpele, the national doubles coach of India at the time, resigned for personal reasons.

Known for his fierce and passionate coaching style, Boe's influence on Shetty and Rankireddy has been evident, leading the pair to new heights in their performances. In 2023, the Indian duo claimed the world number one ranking, victories at prestigious tournaments like the Indonesia Open Super 1000, Thomas Cup, and a medal at the World Championships.

Shetty and Rankireddy, affectionately called 'SatChi,' secured India's first gold medal at the Asian Games under Boe's guidance. As the Tokyo 2020 Olympics approach, the duo remains India's best hope for a gold medal in badminton at the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics, solidifying Mathias Boe's pivotal role in Indian badminton.

Mathias Boe's impact on Indian badminton has been profound, elevating the performance of top players like Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy to new heights. As the country sets its sights on Olympic glory in 2024, Boe continues to be a key figure in shaping India's badminton landscape.