Gold Coast, April 15: The Indian shuttlers pair of Satwik Rankiredy and Chirag Shetty settled for silver after facing 13-21, 16-21 defeat against Marcus Ellis, Chris Langridge from England in the men’s doubles badminton event at the Carrara Stadium here on Sunday.Also Read - Tokyo Olympics 2021 LIVE Updates: PV Sindhu, Men's Hockey Team in Action This Sunday Evening
The Indian duo gave away the first game with ease in mere 16 minutes while their poor form continued in the second game which they lost in 23 minutes. India, thus ended their Commonwealth Games 2018 with 26 silver, 20 silver, 20 bronze. Also Read - Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao Head-to-Head, Stats, Prediction - All You Need to Know About Bronze Medal Match
Earlier, World no.1 Kidambi Srikanth made constant errors as he failed to overcome Malaysian legend Lee Chong Wei 21-19, 14-21, 14-21 in the men’s singles badminton event final here on Sunday to clinch gold medal. India, thus added 19th silver to their medal tally on the final day of the marquee tournament. Also Read - India at Tokyo Olympics 2020 Schedule, Day 10, August 1 Sunday: Events, Fixtures, Time in IST, Live Streaming Details
Srikanth took the first game in 23 minutes but the World no.7 Lee lived up to the expectations and returned in the second game to clinch it in 21 minutes. While the decider was taken by the Malaysian in 21 minutes as well.
In the day, Saina Nehwal stayed contended from the onset to defeat her Indian counter-part 21-18, 23-21 to clinch gold in the Commonwealth Games women’s singles final here on Sunday. Saina who took the first game with ease, kept her nerves and came from behind in the second game to clinch the close contest as Sindhu settled for a silver.
Following the match, India thus have a total of 62 medals in their kitty, which contains 26 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze.
World.no 10, Saina took the first game in 22 minutes while the second game which was led away by ranked 3 in the World, Sindhu, was clinched by the experienced campaigner in 34 minutes.
In the first game, Saina dictated terms from the onset to clinch the game with ease. Sindhu came nowhere close to her Indian counter-part in the opening game, which she looked to give away with ease.
However, in the second game, Sindhu led in the initial 15 points. But Saina, used her experience to the fore to keep the Rio Olympics Silver medallist to her control and clinch the game which was neck-in-neck from the onset.