Saina Nehwal beat PV Sindhu 21-18, 23-21 to win her second CWG gold medal, while Sindhu settled for Silver, in a match that kept the audiences on their tenter hooks. Saina showed the cunning and technique which has made her such a master of the sport, as she was behind in the second game, but then she moved with such ferocity that helped her clinch the gold in 58 minutes. The two sportswomen had faced off previously too, during the Senior National Finals, where Saina had returned after ten years, after having recovered from a knee injury. However, she was still able to defeat Sindhu in the match with her tact.
Saina never let’s the opponent overwhelm her in the game, and instead, is always on assault, which makes her very unpredictable, and usually keeps the game in her favour. When she plsyed against Sindhu on Sunday, she followed the same strategy, which kept Sindhu in stress, and she was able to win the first round with ease, 11-6.
This is certainly a very proud moment for the country, as two of the most accomplished ladies in Badminton sports were able to achieve god and silver respectively in the Commonwealth Games, which ensured that the nation’s flag still fluttered above when the medals were being presented. Saina was also see getting emotional, as she was garlanded with the medal. The co-victory of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu only shows that the women of the nation have now surpassed expectations and will be remembered for their achievements from generations to come.