Saina Nehwal bags Bronze Medal in Badminton

Saina Nehwal bags Bronze Medal in Badminton

Saina Nehwal   (born 17 March 1990) is an Indian professional badminton singles player. A former world no. 1, she has won over 23 international titles, which include ten Super-series titles. Although she reached the world’s 2nd in 2009, it was only in 2015 that she was able to attain the world no. 1 ranking, thereby becoming the only female player from India and overall the second Indian player – after Prakash Padukone  – to achieve this feat. She has represented India three times in the Olympics winning a bronze medal in her second appearance.

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.  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 and it was also the first singles medals in badminton after the 1982 Asiad when Syed Modi won the bronze.

Congratulations to Saina Nehwal.

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