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4th of August 2012.... The day when history was made in Indian Badminton... as Saina Nehwal became the first Indian ‘shuttler’ to win a medal at the Olympics after China's Xin Wang retired hurt due to a knee injury.
With this achievement, Saina improved on her quarterfinal finish at the Beijing Games in 2008.

Medal ceremony - Women's Single Badminton, London Olympics 2012

Saina Nehwal, aged 22 is currently ranked as the 5th top badminton player in the world by the Badminton World Federation. She is the first Indian woman to get to the Badminton semi-finals and the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships.

Saina started in a blistering fashion, taking lead over Wang. However the chinese was too good to bounce back and overturned the lead in quick time till she won the first game after a late fightback from Saina with the score card reading 21-18 in Wang's favor.

In the next game, Wang took the first point and immediately went down with noticeable pain in her left knee. Finally she surrendered and the game was awarded to Saina. Though in disappointing circumstances, Saina deserved the bronze medal more than anyone...

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