India’s gold rush continued till the last day of 21st Commonwealth Games at Goldcoast, Australia. Saina Nehwal claimed gold in an all-Indian final of women’s singles in badminton on the last day. Shuttler Saina Nehwal defeated world number three PV Sindhu in the first-ever all-Indian women’s singles final at the Commonwealth Games.
With this, Nehwal claimed her second Commonwealth Games singles gold medal after having won it at the 2010 Delhi Games. Nehwal is the only Indian female badminton player to win singles gold in Commonwealth Games history.
With 66 gold medals, the 2018 Commonwealth Games has become India’s third most successful of all time. It has surpassed the medal tally of Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 by two medals — India won 64 medals in Glasgow.
Indian contingent with 200-strong athletics performed brilliantly throughout the tournament. India finished third on the medal tally — Australia tops the chart with 198 medals. England is at the second position with 136 medals.
In a historic match between two Indian superstars, Saina Nehwal beat and P V Sindhu to win a gold medal in women’s final. Saina Nehwal’s patience and fighting spirit finally paid off in the final. Saina was fired up and played with power and aggression to put Sindhu under pressure right from the start. She took charge of the game right from the start, sealing a 21-18, 23-21 victory in the all-Indian final. This was her Nehwal’s second consecutive CWG gold medal in Badminton.