The 21st Commonwealth Games women’s badminton final is going to be a remarkable one for India.
Saina and P.V Sindhu is coming face to face with the find match.
The final match will be held on Sunday at 4:30 am IST. India assured gold and silver finish in women’s singles.
Shuttler P.V. Sindhu won against Michelle Li of Canada to reach the women’s singles final on Saturday.
Saina, who had clinched the gold in 2010 Delhi Games but missed the 2014 Games due to injuries, staved off a challenge from Scotland’s Kristy Gilmour and entered the finals.
“I think I could have finished it off much sooner. I played simpler on my side and I should not have done that. Overall, it is a game that I was leading but never take a chance. I think it was a good game overall,” Sindhu said.
In men’s singles, newly-crowned world No 1 Kidambi Srikanth saw off 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Rajiv Ouseph of England 21-10 21-17 in just over half an hour contest to reach the men’s singles final. He will face Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei on Sunday.
Meanwhile, it’s showering gold for India on the penultimate day of the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast. Indian boxer Gaurav Solanki won gold in the 52-kg category, while shooter Sanjeev Rajput secured the first place in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions event with a games record.
In addition, India’s Manish Kaushik claimed a silver medal in the men’s 60 kg boxing after losing to Australia’s Harry Garside in the final bout. India’s medal tally has risen to 47, with 20 gold, 13 silver and 14 bronze.
Earlier in the day, boxer Mary Kom won gold in women’s boxing in the 45-48 kg category at the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018.