Commonwealth Games: Sachin Tendulkar showers praise on Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu

Commonwealth Games: Sachin Tendulkar showers praise on Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu

The former World No. 1 was determined and aggressive all through as she overcame the challenge from compatriot and current World No. 3 Sindhu in straight games.

Three medals including a Gold and two Silver were won in the singles event while men and women's doubles pair added a Silver and Bronze respectively.

Indian badminton player World No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth takes home silver after losing Men's Singles match to Malayasia's Lee Chong Wei 21-19, 14-21, 14-21. Also, a win here at the Carrara Sports Arena means the Haryana-born shuttler was unbeaten in all of her matches in the Gold Coast. With this bronze, India's medal tally increases to 60.

This was Joshna's first and Dipika's second medal at Gold Coast after taking silver in the mixed doubles with Saurav Ghosal. With experience, he will certainly learn how to capitalize and take the match away from the opponents by converting good starts to wins. "We don't play much in practice games". Thank you to both my partners for holding me together through these 2 weeks. "I gave him that early lead which I should have avoided", Srikanth said. In Brazil, she had surrendered the gold medal to Spain's Carolina Marin; at the 2017 World Championships in Glasgow, she was beaten over the extra points in the decider by Japan's Nozomi Okuhara; in the year-ending 2017 Dubai Superseries grand finals, she lost at 19-21 in the third game to another Japanese, Akane Yamaguchi. Also ending second were Satwik and Chirag, going down to Rio Olympics bronze medallist Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of England 21-13 21-16 in a 39-minute contest. She bagged bronze in the mixed doubles table tennis competition in the company of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran. This ended India's gold medal quest and after the 11-day extravaganza, India finished with 26 gold medals, 20 silver medals, 20 medals with a combined kitty of 66 medals. The final match will be held on Sunday at 4.30am IST.

Pain, shin injury, mental fatigue and a high-pressure final, Nehwal had to deal with it all An exhausted mind, a bruised body and an unsavoury controversy - Saina Nehwal had to contend with quite a bit ahead of and during the Commonwealth Games.

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