London Olympic:Saina creates history, ready for big test
Today is the crucial day for the India in London Olympic, as it will decide Indian challenge in Badminton star Saina Nehwal's luck for medal. On the other side boxing star Vijender Singh is just a bout away from repeating his performance of the Beijing Games. Nehwal is the first who has knocked in the badminton Semifinal match in Olympic.
The 22-year-old fourth seeded Saina warmed the hearts of her fans with a 21-15, 22-20 win over fifth-seed former World No.1 Dane Tine Baun at the Wembley Arena.
World No.5 Saina took only 39 minutes to pack off the 33-year-old veteran Baun, a two-time winner of the All England championship, and came closer to a medal.
Now she is all set to fight against world champion and top seed Wang Yihan for a place in the final, which will decide for a medal for her in single. Saina would now face reigning The Chinese has a one-sided 5-0 win loss record against the Indian, but Saina's superb form in the competition, where she is yet to lose a game, makes one positive about her chances.
Vijender singh defeated US rival Terrel Gausha 16-15 in a thrilling bout to enter the quarterfinal of the men's 75 kg boxing category. Now he will fight Uzbek Abbos Atoev for a place in the semifinal. Victory over Atoev will assure Vijender of a medal, as both losing semi finalists are given bronze in the competition.
Leander Paes and Sania Mirza, India's lone remaining hope in tennis, blazed past the formidable Serbian pair of Nenad Zimonjic and Ana Ivanovic, 6-2, 6-4 on the iconic Wimbledon Grass Court for a place in the mixed doubles quarterfinals.
(With inputs from IANS)
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