London: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal created history as she became the first Indian ever to win an Olympic medal. Saina, playing her bronze medal match against the World number 2 of China Xin Wang of China ended on a winning note after her opponent conceded the match due to a knee injury after taking a 1-0 lead.
The fifth ranked Saina clearly down in the game and trailing at 14-20 staged a great fight-back to save four games points before her opponent limped off the court with a knee injury. Looking in great pain, the Chinese showed great character to continue with the match after tying a bandage.
Back on court Xin clinched the first game to take the game 21-8.
She then opened the second game with a winner too go 1-0 up, and just when things were looking all good for the Chinese, she limped off again and conveyed her decision to retire hurt.
This was India’s third medal at the 2012 London Olympics after shooter Gagan Narang and Vijay Kumar’s bronze and silver medals respectively.
By Indian Sports News Network