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CWG 2018 | Day 5: Saina Nehwal Inches India Closer to Gold Medal

Badminton: Saina Nehwal Takes 1-0 Lead

Saina Nehwal takes a 1-0 lead in the singles matches against Sonia Cheah after winning 21-11.

India is currently leading 2-1 in the mixed team final against Malaysia.

Table Tennis: Indian Men’s Team Win Gold Medal

Indian men’s team win the gold medal after defeating Nigeria 3-0 in the final. Sharath Archant defeated Bode Abiodun 4-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 in the first singles. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran helped India take a 2-0 lead after beating Segun Toriola 10-12, 11-3, 11-3, 11-4 in the second singles match.

Finally, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran/Harmeet Desai beat Olajide Omotayo/Bode Abiodun 11-8, 11-5, 11-3 to seal the deal for India.

Clean Sweep! Indian Men’s Table Tennis Team Also Clinch Gold Medal
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Badminton: Saina Nehwal Takes 1-0 Lead

Saina Nehwal takes a 1-0 lead in the singles matches against Sonia Cheah after winning 21-11.

India is currently leading 2-1 in the mixed team final against Malaysia.

Table Tennis: Indian Men’s Team Win Gold Medal

Indian men’s team win the gold medal after defeating Nigeria 3-0 in the final. Sharath Achant defeated Bode Abiodun 4-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 in the first singles. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran helped India take a 2-0 lead after beating Segun Toriola 10-12, 11-3, 11-3, 11-4 in the second singles match.

Finally, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran/Harmeet Desai beat Olajide Omotayo/Bode Abiodun 11-8, 11-5, 11-3 to seal the deal for India.

Clean Sweep! Indian Men’s Table Tennis Team Also Clinch Gold Medal

Badminton: Malaysia Pull One Back

V Shem Goh/Wee Kiong pull one back for Malaysia. They beat Satwik Rankireddy/Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty 21-15, 22-20 in the men’s doubles match. India still lead 2-1 in the mixed team final.

Table Tennis: India Take 2-0 Lead in Men’s Team Final

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran beats Segun Toriola 10-12, 11-3, 11-3, 11-4 in the second singles match to help India take a 2-0 lead in the final. India is just one win away from a gold medal.

Badminton: V Shem Goh/Wee Kiong Tan Take 1-0 Lead

V Shem Goh/Wee Kiong defeat Satwik Rankireddy/Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty 21-15 in the first game of the men’s doubles match.

Table Tennis: India Take 1-0 Lead in Final vs Nigeria

Sharath Archant beats Bode Abiodun 4-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 in the first singles match of the table tennis final between India and Nigeria.

Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth Beats Lee Chong Wei

Kidambi Srikanth beats Lee Chong Wei 21-17, 21-14 to help India take a 2-0 lead in the mixed team final. Satwik Rankireddy/Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty take on V Shem Goh/Wee Kiong Tan in the men’s doubles match.

India is just one victory away from upstaging the defending champions of the mixed team badminton event.

 

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