London: Saina Nehwal won India its third medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games, after being declared the winner in the women's badminton play-off for the bronze medal after her Chinese opponent Wang Xin withdrew with an injured knee. And the news became sweeter with boxer Devendro Singh's entry into the Men's Light Flyweight quarter-finals.
Saina's opponent Wang, the World No. 2, won the first game despite the injury she suffered at the end of it. She won the first game 21-18, but before claiming the final point, she strained her knee. Wang received medical attention before claiming the game, but broke down soon into the second game " with the score 1-0 in her favour - before she hobbled off the court.
Devendro's Round-of-16 bout followed soon after and he hammered his Mongolian opponent Serdamba Purevdorj 16-11 to move into the quarter-finals. Another win for the Indian will ensure a bronze for him, as both the losing semi-finalists end on the podium in Olympic boxing.
Saina saved four game points in a dramatic fightback in the first game and was 18-20 when left-handed Xin twisted her knee while going for an acrobatic smash from the baseline. She took on-court treatment for the injury after that....more
08:02 PM, Aug 04, 2012
London: Shooter Shagun Chowdhary's campaign at the London Olympics ended on a disappointing note as she failed to qualify for the finals of the women's trap event after finishing 20th, here on Saturday. Shagun finished a lowly 20th out of 22 competitors at the Royal Artillery Barracks. The 29-year-old from Jaipur started off reasonably well by shooting 23 out of 25, but a 17 in the second series saw her...
06:39 PM, Aug 04, 2012