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27 Aug, 2018
world has witnessed the thrill of the Asian Games 2018, held at Jakarta,
Indonesia after the Indian badminton queen, Saina Nehwal achieved a new
milestone in her badminton career with a bronze medal for India after 36 years.
brilliant shuttler has achieved popularity and prosperity in her career. Saina
Nehwal who is a famous name when it comes to creating history has brought bliss
to the entire nation yet again.
though she didn't win the title at the individual events, she has registered
her name in the Indian Badminton history as the FIRST-EVER Singles Medal Winner
in Badminton for India at the Asian Games after 36 years.
1982 Asian Games held at Delhi, the legendary badminton player Syed Modi won a
bronze medal for the nation at the Men's Singles event. After him, India hadn't
won any medal in the badminton individual events for 36 years. However, the
dashing player, Saina became the first female shuttler to bag a medal at the
Asian Games in individual events.
confirmed a medal for India after she defeated the former world champion
Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the quarterfinals, held on Sunday where Saina
pulled off a brilliant and quick 21-18, 21-16 and foiled her opponent.
at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games-Team events, Saina also won bronze after
defeating the same opponent in the quarterfinals.
top Indian shuttler, Nehwal was drawn against the world no 1, Tai Tzu Ying of
China, in the women's singles semifinals of the Asian Games individual events
today. The 2012 Olympic medallist, Saina started playing the game with great
potential and intensity. However, Tai Tzu Ying proved her supremacy over Saina
and won the match with 21-17, 21-14 in just 36 minutes, where Tai Tzu Ying
flaunted her unbeatable talent.
Saina and Tzu Ying started with attacking game and backhand shots. Tai took the
early lead of 4-1 in the inaugural game without giving time for her opponent.
Saina had to balance the points, and so the terrific Indian shuttler changed
her tactics, and hit more profound returns along with the drop shots and
leveled the scores at 8-8.
never stopped throwing her smashes, and by the first break, she got one point
lead at 11-10. Knowing that she had to score more to triumph the game, Tai
gained four straight points and maintained her lead to 15-10. Tai
continued the game with her smashes and with two points at 19-16, Tai seized
the first game with 21-17.
second game between the two shuttlers became more exciting with Saina started
to catch up the game with strenuous efforts to rupture the defense of her
opponent and leveled the game after at 12-12. On the other hand, Tai snatched
the lead from Saina without giving more chances and ended the match at 21-14
and cruised to the finals.
Saina Nehwal made history after bagging the FIRST-EVER Singles Medal in
Badminton for India at the Asian Games after 36 years.
has always been a hardworking and fantastic shuttler and a gem to the nation.
Her accomplishments in the badminton career have brought immense honor to the
nation, and she never failed to make us all proud. She has also won quite a
good number of renowned badminton tournaments with her breathtaking
performances and talent.
the 2012 London Olympics, Saina won a bronze medal in the women's singles
from this, she has also conquered the Commonwealth Games held at Delhi in 2010
and Gold Coast, Australia in 2018.
the 2015 and 2017 BWF World Championships, Saina won a silver and bronze laurel
the Asian Championships, she has won a bronze medal in 2010, 2016 and 2018.
accomplishments of Saina are unstoppable.
has the spirit of a fighter, and always makes tremendous comebacks to bring
honor to the nation. With her potential and caliber, she has a long way to go.
wish her all the very best for the upcoming championships.
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