London 2012 Badminton: Saina Nehwal gets Bronze as Xin Wang withdraws

Saina Nehwal took the Olympic women's singles badminton bronze in rather disappointing circumstances as her Chinese opponent Xin Wang withdrew with injury. The Chinese was leading Saina 21-18, 1-0 before a knee injury forced her retirement.

updated: August 05, 2012 13:26 IST
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London: Saina Nehwal etched her name in India's sporting history winning the country's maiden medal from badminton and becoming the second Indian woman to stand on the podium after China's Xin Wang retired hurt from the bronze medal play-off in the women's singles event at the London Games here Saturday.

After the match, Saina said, "I have never won a match like this before. It was my dream to see the flag go up." (Read here)

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