Commonwealth Games: Parupalli Kashyap Wins Gold in Men's Badminton Singles Event

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap defeated Singapore's Derek Wong 21-14, 11-21, 21-19 to win gold in men's singles event.

updated: August 03, 2014 19:45 IST
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Parupalli Kashyap celebrates after winning the gold in mens singles badminton at the Commonwealrh Games 2014.
Parupalli Kashyap celebrates after winning the gold in men's singles badminton at the Commonwealth Games 2014.


Glasgow: Parupalli Kashyap on Sunday etched his name firmly in the history books by becoming the first Indian male shuttler in 32 years to win a gold medal in the Commonwealth Gameshere. (Medal Tally)

A bronze-medallist at the Delhi Games, Kashyap rose to the occasion and played a sensational game of nerves to eke out a breath-taking 21-14 11-21 21-19 triumph against Derek Wong of Singapore in the final showdown which lasted for over an hour. (CWG 2014: Jwala-Ponappa Settle for Silver in Badminton Women's Doubles)

The 27-year-old from Hyderabad thus joined badminton legend Prakash Padukone and the late Syed Modi, who had won the title in the past. While Padukone had won the men's singles gold medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Canada, Modi retained it four years later.

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