CWG 2018: Saina Nehwal clinches gold

CWG 2018: Saina Nehwal clinches gold

CWG 2018: Saina Nehwal clinches gold

India has now landed with the 26Th gold at the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast at the third spot with 20 Silver and 20 Bronze medals, an overall count of 66 medals. Saina Nehwal won the first Gold for India on Sunday after defeating her compatriot PV Sindhu in the Badminton finals.
Saina dominated throughout the match. While Saina had some trouble dealing with the brute force of Sindhu’s smashes, the latter found it tough to adjust to the delicate placement of her senior’s strokes. The strategy worked quite well for the London Olympics bronze-medallist and she raced to an 9-4 lead. As the gap widened, Saina’s command on the baseline also improved. The two contrasting styles of the two shuttlers made for an exhilarating contest.
India now stands strong at the third spot with 26 Gold, 19 Silver and 20 Bronze medals, an overall count of 65 medals. In Table Tennis, Achanta Sharath Kamal won the bronze for India in the singles on Sunday. World no 1 Kidambi Srikanth lost to his opponent from Malaysia Lee Chong Wei but bagged the Silver for India in the men’s final. In Squash, Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa won the Silver for India. In Squash, Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa won the Silver for India. Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost the men’s doubles badminton final but won the last Silver of the campaign for India.

Australia leads the medal tally with 80 Gold and an overall number of 197 medals followed by England with 45 Gold medals.

Priya Ghosh

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