Gold Coast, April 8: India earned their seventh gold medal in the Commonwealth Games 2018 here on Sunday as the Indian women defeated Singapore 3-1 in the finals. Manika Batra has kept her cool as a desperate Zhou lost the last three points. She defeated her counter-part 11-7, 11-4, 11-7 in the final match to secure the top podium spot.
India blanked 3-0 England to set up a summit clash against favourites Singapore later on Sunday.
It is the second time the women’s team had made a CWG final, having made its maiden appearance in the 2010 edition in Delhi.
Manika Batra defeated Kelly Sibley 9-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-7 in the opening singles while Madhurika Patkar beat Tin-Tin Ho 11-7, 13-11, 10-12, 11-8 to extend the lead.
Patkar returned to action alongside the experienced Mouma Das in the doubles. They outplayed Sibley and Maria Tsaptsinos to seal the issue for India.