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Asian Games 2018: Saina bags bronze in women’s singles; Sindhu enters badminton singles final

Prime News, International Games and National, Asian Games, Jakarta (Indonesia), August 27:- Former world number one, Saina Nehwal on Monday bagged a bronze medal in Badminton Women’s Singles as she lost to Chinese Taipei player Tai Tzu Ying in the semi-final of the event at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games.

The 28-year-old shuttler was handed over a 17-21, 14-21 straight-games defeat by Tzu Ying in the semi-final clash which lasted 36 minutes.

Meanwhile, ace shuttler PV Sindhu on Monday scripted history as she became the first Indian to cement her spot in the final of the Women’s Singles Event at the Asian Games.

In a hard fought battle, the 23-year-old defeated her Japanese opponent, Akane Yamaguchi 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 in the semi-final clash which lasted one hour six minutes.

India’s total medal tally at the prestigious tournament stands at 37, with seven gold, 10 silver and 20 bronze. –(Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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