Jakarta: Today is the 9th day of the 18th Asian Games. On the 8th day, India got 5 silver and two bronze medals. India did not win any single gold medal on this day. If we talk about the 9th day, India has lost in badminton where Saina has been defeated by Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals. Saina got a bronze medal in the match.
India’s leading badminton player Saina Nehwal was defeated in the women’s singles semi-final on Monday in the 18th Asian Games. Due to this defeat, he missed the final. However, he has got a bronze medal. This is Saina’s first medal in Asian Games.
World No. 1 Saina was looking forward to Ying’s aggressive game at the beginning of the first game, and that’s why she lagged behind 5-1. In the meantime, Ying sat down with some wrong shots and Saina took advantage of it and got her score equal to 10-10 against the Chinese Taipei player.
In the semifinal of the women’s singles, Saina was beaten by Chinese Taipei player Tai Jun Ying 21-17, 21-14 in straight games. The last time Ying, who won a bronze medal in Asian Games, took the straight five points to beat Saina 15-10 by one time. Keeping this edge, Yig won the first game 21-17.
Ying kept his dominance in the second game too. Here, Saina had to retire from 2-6 due to her mistake. Saina, who last reached the quarter-finals in the Asian Games in Incheon last year, got a good return and finished the score with 6-6. From here the two players were seen to give each other an equal chance, but Ying defeated Saina 21-14 to make a good comeback and make it to the final.
Because of this defeat, World No. 1 Saina has to be satisfied with Bronze Medal.