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After 36 years! Saina Nehwal Wins First Individual Badminton Medal for India

By Nimrat Kaur -- August 27, 2018 11:40 am -- Updated:August 27, 2018 12:28 pm

After 36 years! Saina Nehwal wins first Indian Badminton medal for India

Saina Nehwal clinched bronze after losing to reigning World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the Asian Games 2018 women’s singles badminton semifinal on Monday.

The Indian shuttler went down fighting against her higher-ranked opponent as the match ended 17-21, 14-21 in 36 minutes.

This is the first time that an Indian woman shuttler has claimed a singles medal at the Asian Games.

Both Saina and Tzu Ying attacked each other’s backhand but it was the Chinese Taipei player who scored more points. She raced to a 4-1 lead in the opening game.

-PTC News

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