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New Delhi: Parupalli Kashyap etched his name firmly in the history books by becoming the first Indian male shuttler in 32 years to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, but women`s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa had to settle for a silver, here on Sunday.
A bronze-medallist at the Delhi Games, Kashyap rose to the occasion and played a sensational game of nerves to eke out a breath-taking 21-14 11-21 21-19 triumph over Derek Wong of Singapore in the final showdown, which lasted over an hour.
The 27-year-old from Hyderabad thus joined badminton legend Prakash Padukone and the late Syed Modi, who had won the title in the past. While Padukone had won the men`s singles gold medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Canada, Modi retained it four years later.
2010 gold medallists Jwala and Ashwini failed to recreate the same magic as their title defence lay in tatters after a 17-21 21-23 defeat against World No. 18 Malaysian combo of Vivian Kah Mun Hoo and Khe Wei Woon in the 41-minute summit clash at the Emirates Arena.
Jwala and Ashwini paid the price for committing too many unforced errors as they first blew up a narrow 15-13 lead in the opening game, before wasting a four game point advantage in the second game.
Ashwini was specially not in her elements today as the Indian failed to connect her strokes, which saw the shuttles going wide and long, resulting in a lot of points for their Malaysian rivals.
The match between the two pairs -- separated by just three ranking points -- was a rollercoaster ride right from the start as the Malaysian combo could only earn a narrow 11-10 lead at the first interval.
Ashwini`s deceptive flicks earned India a couple of points after the breather but unforced errors by the Indian and a mistake at the net by Jwala helped Hoo and Woon drew level at 16-16.
Two wide shots then helped the Malaysian pair earn a three-game point lead and they soon pocketed it to grab a 1-0 advantage. India had an early 4-1 lead in the second game but soon Hoo and Woon caught up at 5-5 and entered the break at 11-9 with Jwala finding the net once again.
With a precise return that landed on the line, Jwala helped India to claw back. The Malaysian pair then found the net and hit a long shot to allow India a 17-15 cushion.
India capitalised on the advantage and swelled the lead to 20-16 with a beautiful tap at the nets by Jwala, but they squandered the lead with a series of wide shots and the scores were tied at 20-20.
Hoo and Woon then didn't spare anymore time and sealed the issue with a couple of smashes, which Ashwini had no answers to.
Jwala admitted that she made a number of mistakes during the match.
India`s quest for a Commonwealth Games hockey gold remained unfulfilled as they went down tamely 0-4 to title holders and world champions Australia in the final at the National Hockey Centre, here on Sunday.
Even though the two teams are class apart, it was an ideal opportunity for eight-time Olympic champions India to avenge their 0-8 thrashing at the hands of mighty Australia in the 2010 edition of the Games in New Delhi.
But it was not to be as Australia produced a clinical performance and completely dominated the match by scoring two goals in each half to secure their fifth consecutive Commonwealth Games title since the introduction of hockey in the quadrennial event in 1998.
Chris Ciriello (13th minute, 29th, 48th) slammed a hat-trick for Australia, while Eddie Ockenden (51st) scored the final goal of the match from a field effort.
Squash: Australia beat England 2-1 to win gold in Men's Doubles.
Badminton: Malaysia's Wee Kiong Tan and Wei Shem Goh win Men's Doubles gold as they beat Singapore's Danny Chrisnanta and Chayut Triyachart of Singapore 21-12, 12-21, 21-15.
Cycling: Geraint Thomas from Wales won gold in the cycling road race. Kiwi Jack Bauer picked up the silver while England's Scott Thwaites had to settle for a bronze.
Squash: Australia defeated England 2-0 to win gold in the Mixed Doubles event.
Hockey: England beat New Zealand to win men’s hockey bronze in Glasgow. Australia won the gold, while India had to settle for a silver.
Badminton: Malaysia beat Singapore 2-1 to win badminton gold in Men's Doubles.
So, that's a wrap on India's events at the 20th Commonwealth Games. India finish with 64 medals. We continue to bring you all the action right until the Closing Ceremony of the games.
Badminton: Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa lost 7-21 21-23 to Khen Woon/Vivian Hoo from Malaysia. India pick up silver while the Malaysians head home with the gold.
Badminton: Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa lost Game one 17-21 to Khe Woon/Vivian Hoo of Malaysia in the Women's Doubles Final
Netball: Australia beat New Zealand 58-40 to win gold.
Badminton: Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa on court now for the finals of the Women's Double's match against Malaysia.
Meanwhile, Sarbananda Sonowal (Sports Min) has said If media reports are right, Government of India will will take action against the Indian officials arrested in Glasgow.
Hockey: Eddie Ockenden made it four for Australia in the 51st minute. That has virtually assured the gold medal to Australia.
Hockey: Chris Ciriello's hat-trick of penalty corners has put Australia 3-0 ahead now. The defending champions are proving their mettle again in the finals. If had beaten India 8-0 four years back in New Delhi.
Badminton: Edge of the seat stuff between P. Kashyap and Derek Wong. The Indian trailing by just one point in the decider. The gold medal can go either way.
Badminton: P. Kashyap lost the second game 11-21 against Derek Wong in the Men's Singles Final. Game three decides who will take the gold medal.
Hockey: Chris Ciriello converts yet another penalty in the 28th minute. India trail the Aussies 2-0 at half-time.
India and Australia missed one penalty corner each in the first half.
Badminton: P. Kashyap won his first game 21-14 against Singapore's Derek Wong in the Men's Singles Final.
Hockey: Chris Ciriello converts a penalty corner for Australia against India in the 12th minute. His seventh goal of the tournament gives the Aussies a 1-0 lead in the gold medal match.
Badminton: P. Kashyap leads Derek Wong of Singapore 11-7 in the first game in the Men's final.
Hockey: India are now in action against the mighty Aussies in the Men's final. Indians are playing in an all white attire while Australia are in their traditional yellow and green.
Badminton: Canada's Michelle LI wins gold in women's singles final.
Netball: Jamaica win Netball bronze medal. They defeated England 50-47 in the play-off.
Badminton: Chris and Gabby Adcock win Mixed Doubles gold medal. They defeated compatriots, Chris Langridge and Heather Olver in straight sets, 21-9, 21-12. Adcocks are the first husband and wife team to win the Commonwealth badminton mixed doubles title.
Hockey: It's 2-2 between England and New Zealand in the men's bronze medal play-off.
Cycling: Lizzie Armitstead of England wins Women's road race.
Hockey: In the men's bronze medal play-off, New Zealand lead England by a solitary goal.
Here is the list of Indian medal winners at the Games:
Sanjita Khumukchan: women's 48 kg weightlifting
Sukhen Dey: men's 56 kg weightlifting
Abhinav Bindra: men's 10 metre air rifle shooting
Apurvi Chandela: women's 10 metre air rifle shooting
Rahi Sarnobat: women's 25 metre pistol shooting
Satish Sivalingam: men's 77 kg weightlifting
Jitu Rai: men's 50 metre pistol shooting
Amit Kumar: men's freestyle 57 kg wrestling
Vinesh Phogat: women's freestyle 48 kg wrestling
Sushil Kumar: men's freestyle 74 kg wrestling
Babita Kumari: women's freestyle 55 kg wrestling
Yogeshwar Dutt: men's freestyle 65 kg wrestling
Vikas Gowda: men's discus throw athletics
Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa: women's doubles squash
Mirabai Chanu Saikhom: women's 48 kg weightlifting
Shushila Likmabam: women's 48 kg judo
Navjot Chana: men's 60 kg judo
Malaika Goel: women's 10 metre air pistol shooting
Santoshi Matsa: women's 53 kg weightlifting
Prakash Nanjappa: men's 10 metre air pistol shooting
Ayonika Paul: women's 10 metre air rifle shooting
Anisa Sayyed: women's 25 metre pistol shooting
Shreyasi Singh: women's double trap shooting
Ravi Katulu: men's 77 kg weightlifting
Gurpal Singh: men's 50 metre pistol shooting
Gagan Narang: men's 50 metre rifle prone shooting
Vikas Thakur: men's 85 kg weightlifting
Harpreet Singh: men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol shooting
Sanjeev Rajput: men's 50 metre rifle 3 positions shooting
Rajeev Tomar: men's freestyle 125 kg wrestling
Lalita: women's freestyle 53 kg wrestling
Bajrang: men's freestyle 61 kg wrestling
Sakshi Malik: women's freestyle 58 kg wrestling
Satywart Kadian: men's freestyle 97 kg wrestling
Geetika Jakhar: women's freestyle 63 kg wrestling
Seema Punia: women's discus throw athletics
Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj: men's doubles table tennis
L. Sarita Devi: women's 57-60 kg boxing
L. Devendro Singh: men's 49 kg boxing
Mandeep Jangra: men's 69 kg boxing
Rajinder Rahelu: men's heavyweight powerlifting
Vijender Singh: men's 75 kg boxing
Ganesh Mali: men's 56 kg weightlifting
Kalpana Thoudam: women's 52 kg judo
Swati Singh: women's 53 kg weightlifting
Rajwinder Kaur: women's +78 kg judo
Omkar Otari: men's 69 kg weightlifting
Mohammed Asab: men's double trap shooting
Punam Yadav: women's 63 kg weightlifting
Manavjit Sandhu: men's trap shooting
Gagan Narang: men's 50 metre rifle 3 positions shooting
Lajja Gauswami: women's 50 metre rifle 3 positions shooting
Chandrakant Mali: men's 94 kg weightlifting
Navjot Kaur: women's freestyle 69 kg wrestling
Dipa Karmakar: women's vault gymnastics artistic
Pawan Kumar: men's freestyle 86 kg wrestling
Pinki Jangra: women's 48-51 kg boxing
Sakina Khatun: women's lightweight powerlifting
P.V. Sindhu: women's singles badminton
R.M.V. Gurusaidutt: men's singles badminton
Arpinder Singh: men's triple jump athletics
Here's the top of the medal table at the end of Day 10 & there's been no been no change as we enter the final day. pic.twitter.com/rC6dV6Aszl
— Glasgow 2014 (@Glasgow2014) August 2, 2014
However, India's pride has somewhat been dented following the disturbing news of two officials arrested for seperate incidents in Glasgow.
The final day of the 2014 Commonwealth Games will have 11 gold medals to fight for. India will be in action hockey, badminton and cycling actions.
Welcome to our live coverage of the Day 11, final day of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.