CWG 2018: Saina Nehwal beats PV Sindhu to win gold in badminton singles

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PV sindhu, saina nehwalSaina Nehwal’s aggression and intensity quite literally brought top seed PV Sindhu to her knees as she ensnared the women’s singles Commonwealth Games gold but K Srikanth and the debutant men’s doubles pair of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty settled for silver medals on the final day of the event.

With Saina’s win, India’s medal tally has risen to 66 including 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze medals.

In an exhilarating contest, Saina won 21-18 23-21.

The triumph marked a remarkable end to her CWG campaign this edition.

She was the pillar of India’s gold-winning campaign in the team championship earlier, playing every one of the singles matches due to Sindhu’s ankle injury.

She had earlier claimed the 2010 Delhi Games gold.