Asian Games: Indian Women's Badminton Team Settles for Bronze

Saina Nehwal gave a 1-0 lead by winning her singles tie but P.V. Sindhu, P.C. Thulasi and doubles pair of N. Sikki Reddy and Pradnya Gadre lost their respective matches as India went down 1-3 to South Korea.

updated: September 21, 2014 19:47 IST
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Saina Nehwal in action during Asian Games semis.


Incheon: Ending a 28-year-old medal drought in badminton at the Asian Games, India Sunday settled for the bronze in the women's team event going down tamely to hosts South Korea in the semi-finals at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here. (Day 2 Blog | Medal Tally)

Though World No.7 Saina Nehwal gave India a good start by winning the first singles, her compatriots went on to lose the next three ties and go down 1-3 in the last-four clash. (Shooting: Indian Men's Team Wins Bronze)

This is India's eighth bronze at Asian Games badminton after having claimed one in 1974 Tehran, five in 1982 New Delhi and one more in 1986 Seoul. This is also India's second ever medal in women's team event after clinching a bronze 32 years ago at home. India have never won an Asia Games silver or gold from the discipline.

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