CWG 2018 | Day 11: Saina Beats Sindhu, Srikanth Wins Silver
- 21st Commonwealth Games to conclude today in Gold Coast.
- In badminton, Saina Nehwal takes the gold while Sindhu settles for silver in the women’s singles.
- World No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth settles for a silver in the men’s singles final in badminton.
- Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran win bronze for India in mixed doubles table tennis event.
- Sharath Kamal wins bronze in the table tennis men’s singles.
- Joshna Chinappa & Dipika Pallikal clinch bronze in women’s doubles squash.
- In Badminton, Satwik Rankireddy & Chirag Chandrashekhar win silver in the men’s doubles final
Badminton: Satwik Rankireddy /Chirag Chandrashekhar End With Silver
In the final medal event, Satwik Rankireddy /Chirag Chandrashekhar settle for silver in the men’s doubles final of the badminton event. England’s Ellis Marcus/Chris Langridge win in straight sets 21-13, 21-16.
Badminton: Rankireddy Satwik/Shetty Chirag Chandrashekhar in Fray For Gold
In the men’s doubles event, Indian pair of Rankireddy Satwik/Shetty Chirag Chandrashekhar will be vying for country’s last gold medal in their final medal match of the Games.
Badminton: Silver For Kidambi Srikanth
Despite winning the first game of the final, world no. 1 Kidambi Srikanth loses the next two games to settle for a silver medal against defending Commonwealth champion Lee Chong Wei. Srikanth lost 21-19, 14-21, 21-14.
This was the first time Srikanth dropped games in the entire tournament. Lee Chong will also be taking home the gold medal at CWG for the third time.
Srikanth did well to take the first game. In the second game there was a close fight till the break but from there Lee took over. In the third game Lee didn’t give Srikanth any chance to pose a threat.
Squash: Joshna Chinappa/Dipika Pallikal Settle For Bronze
In the squash women’s doubles final, Indian pair of Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal lose to New Zealand’s Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy to take home the bronze medal.
Joshna Chinappa/Dipika Pallikal lost 11-9, 11-8.
Badminton: Srikanth Drops Second Game
After a close first game, former world no. 1 Lee Chong Wei gets the better off current world no. 1 Kidambi Srikanth in the second game of the gold medal match. Lee won
Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal Takes Home Bronze
India’s Sharath Achanta Kamal finishes third in men’s singles table tennis. Sharath beat England’s Samuel Walker 4-1 to clinch the bronze.
He started well, taking a two game lead. Sameul made a comeback in the third game only to lose the next two games as well as the match.
Sharath won the match 11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 12-10.
Earlier Sharath had won gold in the team’s event in table tennis.
Squash: Joshna Chinappa/Dipika Pallikal Vying For Gold
In the squash women’s doubles final, Indian pair of Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal take on New Zealand’s Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy.
Badminton: Srikanth Takes The First Game
In a close encounter, World No.1 Kidambi Srikanth wins the first game 21-19 against Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei in the final.
Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth in Action
After Saina, it is now time for her male counterpart Kidambi Srikanth to win the gold for India. The world no. 1 will be playing against Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia in the gold medal match.
Coming into the final, Srikanth won all his matches in straight sets and would like to continue his form to bring an early end to this final encounter.
Badminton: Gold For Saina Nehwal!
World No. 12 Saina Nehwal beats world no.3 PV Sindhu in straight sets to clinch gold medal in women’s singles. Saina won 21-18, 23-21.
This is Saina’s second singles gold in the Commonwealth Games. Earlier in 2010, Saina had won the gold medal in New Delhi. It is also her second gold in this edition of the Commonwealth Games, after she won the gold in team’s event.
Sidhu, who was nursing an injury coming into the event, couldn’t compete with the energy of her opponent on the given day and had to settle for a silver.
The highlight of the match were the long rallies. If the first game saw longest rally of 27 strokes, in the second game there was a mammoth rally of 64 strokes.
Badminton: Saina Takes The First Game
Saina squanders four game points to take a 1-0 lead against Sindhu. A hard-fought 21-18 win for the experienced Saina.
In the early stages it was a tight affair with both going neck-to-neck.
Soon, Saina took a 11-6 lead against Sindhu at the break of the first game.
Eventually, Sindhu made a comeback and saved four match points to close the gap on Saina's lead at 20-18, before going down.
Badminton: Saina, Sindhu Clash For Gold
Clash of the titans!
India's PV Sindhu takes on compatriot Saina Nehwal in the women’s singles gold medal match.
Rio Olympic silver medallist vs 2010 CWG gold medallist
Expect it to be a thriller of a match!
Table Tennis: Gnanasekaran Sathiyan/Manika Batra Win Bronze
In an all India encounter, Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran beat Mouma Das and Sharath Kamal to take home the bronze medals in the mixed doubles event. Sathiyan/Manika won 11-6, 11-2 and 11-4.
The winning duo dominated the game right from the start while the experienced one looked worn out and completely out of touch.
Indians in Action on Day 11
After a successful second last day in Gold Coast, Indian athletes still have unfinished business on the last day of the Commonwealth Games, with gold medal matches in Badminton and Squash.
The day starts with badminton which will be an interesting one as at least one gold and one silver confirmed for India as the top two Indian women shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal go head to head in a gold medal match.
World no. 1 Kidambi Srikanth will also look to contribute to the gold rush as he competes with Malaysia’s Chong Wei Lee. In men’s doubles, Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar will take on England’s Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge.
Women’s squash pair, Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pillikal Karthik are also going for gold against New Zealand’s Joelle King and Amanda Landers Murphy.
Indians will also be seen in action on the Table Tennis table where they have a bronze medal assured as Mouma Das and Sharath Achanta will face their teammates Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran in the mixed doubles bronze medal game. Sharath Achanta will later play a singles bronze medal game against England’s Samuel Walker.