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Olympics: Saina wins India's third medal

 London: Saina Nehwal graven her name in India\'s Olympic traditional knowledge by changing into the country\'s maiden court game medallist and also the second Indian lady ever on the rostrum when China\'s Xin Wang retired hurt from the bronze play-off at the London Games here weekday.

However, the exciting mixed doubles try of Leander Paes associated Sania Mirza went down within the quarter finals delivery to an finish the nation\'s unproductive court game campaign, whereas within the discus throw, Krishna Poonia was inferior and finished seventh.

But boxer L.Devendro Singh created it to the spherical of last eight whereas on the track Indian walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi placed on a powerful performance to end tenth within the restroom twenty metric linear unit race walk with a national record.

Luck smiled on Saina World Health Organization had lost the primary game 18-21 and was trailing 0-1 within the second once the Chinese force out with a right knee injury, making certain the third accolade for Asian nation from the 2012 Games when a silver and bronze from shooters Vijay Kumar and Gagan Narang severally.

India had collected 3 medals (a gold and 2 bronze) conjointly within the Peiping Games four years back.

Though fourth seed Saina took off well, the Chinese recuperated in no time to equalise at 5-all.

From there on that was a Wang-dominated game all the means and also the Indian couldn\'t match her pace creating several errors. Wang, a former World No.1, perpetually caught Saina on the backfoot and also the Hyderabadi, wanting nervous, might neither decide her cross-court smashes nor her drops at internet.

However, Saina tried fighting back towards the tip of the sport when Wang reached game purpose (20-14). The Commonwealth Games gold medallist saved four game points to create it 18-20.

But a point away, the Chinese created an important landing, whereas hit a smash, and fell on the ground twisting in pain.

The referee mixed up medical time-out. The tournament doctor came in and cared-for her knee. the planet No.2 came back to the court with a heavily strapped right knee. astonishingly, she instantly sealed the sport smashing Saina\'s serve.

But despite winning the primary purpose within the second game, she once more born on the court in pain.

Saina visited comfort Wang, World Health Organization had no selection however to retire as she couldn\'t continue.

The match was awarded to Saina, World Health Organization hugged her opponent changing into India\'s second lady to win associate Olympic accolade when lifter Karnam Malleswari at the 2000 state capital athletic contest.

For Saina, it had been a dream return true.

\'I still cannot believe that I actually have won a accolade. I ne\'er believed that Asian nation might win a accolade in court game as a result of the competition is thus powerful. it\'s a dream return true on behalf of me,\' she told reporters at the city district Arena.

In the ring, Devendro became the second Indian boxer to enter the quarterfinals delivery some relief following last night\'s grief once Vikas Krishan had to bow out from the pre-quarters hours when the authorities upturned the results of the restroom sixty nine kilogram bout that featured the Indian against yankee Errol Spence.

Hours when Vikas was declared the winner of the bout 13-11, the competition jury dominated on associate yankee protest weekday night that Vikas committed 9 holding fouls within the third and last spherical alone and conjointly that the Indian had by design spit out his mouth guard within the second spherical.

Devendro prevailed over Mongolian Serdamba Purevdorj 16-11 in a very restroom pre-quarterfinal match of the 49-kg class at the stand out Arena.

Beijing Games bronze medallist Vijender Singh has conjointly reserved his place within the last eight.

Meanwhile, Leander and Sania lost 5-7, 6-7 (7-5) to the highest seeded Belarusian try of Victoria Azarenka and liquid ecstasy Mirnyi in a very match that was compete over 2 days because of dangerous lightweight.

The Indians were trailing 5-7, 2-3 once dangerous lightweight stopped play here weekday evening. however once play resumed weekday, the Indians did not create a comeback.

There was disappointment in track and field, where S.Sudha fell by the margin with a thirteenth place end in in heat one of the women\'s three,000-metre steeplechase. The Indian runner clocked 9:48.86.

At the Royal Artillery Barrack vary, Indian feminine lure shooter Shagun Chowdhury looked lacklustre to require the twentieth place within the qualification spherical and miss out on a final.

In rowing, the team of Sandeep Kumar and Manjeet Singh got the nineteenth extract the restroom light-weight double sculls by competitory the race in seven minutes and eight.39 seconds at the Eton Dorney lake.

In the restroom twenty metric linear unit walk, with the exception of armyman Thodi, 2 alternative Indian participants Gurmeet Singh and Baljinder Singh completed the effortful distance within the thirty third and forty third positions severally.
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