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

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

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