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On the concluding day of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast today, India won a Gold, three Silver and two Bronze medals. Saina Nehwal won the Gold after defeating her compatriot PV Sindhu in the Badminton singles finals. Saina won the match in straight games 21-18, 23-21.
This is Saina’s second Commonwealth Singles Gold, as the London Olympic Bronze medallist had won the coveted Gold medal in 2010 Delhi Games. 22-year old Olympic Silver medallist Sindhu settled for the Silver Medal.
In Badminton Men’s singles final, Kidambi Srikanth lost to Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei, settling for the Silver. The third Silver came in Squash when the duo of Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Joshna Chinappa lost to the combination of Joelle King and Landers-Murphy of New Zealand in women’s doubles final.
The two Bronze medals were won in Table-Tennis. Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran beat Achanta Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das in three games 11-6, 11-2, 11-4 in the Mixed doubles bronze medal match. In Men’s singles for the Bronze, Achanta Sharat Kamal defeated Samuel Walker of England.
In the medals tally, India has so far won 26 Gold, 19 Silver and 20 Bronze. They occupy the third spot behind hosts Australia and England.