London Olympics 2012: Saina Nehwal bows out of semis but still in hunt for bronze
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London Olympics 2012: Saina Nehwal bows out of semis but still in hunt for bronze

Last Updated: Friday, August 03, 2012, 19:10
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London Olympics 2012: Saina Nehwal bows out of semis but still in hunt for bronzeLondon: India`s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal was beaten in straight games by world number one Yihan Wang in the women`s singles semifinals at the London Olympics in London on Saturday but remained in the medal hunt as she will be competing in the bronze medal play-off on Saturday.

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Up against the top seeded Chinese, Saina committed too many unforced errors to see her dreams of winning a gold medal crashing after slumping to a 13-21 13-21 defeat in the semifinal tie which lasted for 42 minutes at the Wembley Arena in London.

The fourth seeded Indian will next take on Xin Wang who lost to Li Xuerui in the semifinal.

There was very little margin for error for Saina as Yihan was sharper, more accurate and also used her powerful smashes to outwit the Indian here.

The 22-year-old committed too many unforced errors to lag 6-11 at the interval in the first game. Although Saina tried to come back with the help of some brilliant net play, the Chinese employed some immaculate placements and powerful smashes to lead 1-0.


In the second game, Saina tried to match her superior rival and did trouble her to enjoy a one-point lead at the break. But the Chinese world champion soon started forcing Saina to commit errors and moved ahead.

Yihan anticipated the shots and was better prepared and, with Saina hitting wide and long, the Chinese had no problem in cementing her place in the finals.

This was Yihan`s sixth victory over Saina in as many encounters.

PTI

First Published: Friday, August 03, 2012, 16:33

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ravi kiran - kadapa
very sad to saina,hope to get medal for sure,winning todays
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prakash - bhopal
keep it up best of luck for bronze
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Aniket - mumbai
Champions are not Supernaturals,They just fight one more second when everyone else quits. Sometimes one more second of effort gives us victory.... but still ur the best keep it up bring bronze model for our nation...we r proud of you.
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Sanket - Dombivli
well done saina u r the best its enough for us all the best for bronze medal
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Akanksha sagar - Faizabad
Best of luck for bronze medal....keep it up nehwal
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Akanksha sagar - Faizabad
Best of luck for bronze medal....keep it up nehwal
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shakti chadda - new york
Enthuastic efforts....best of luck with all of our wishes...
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gnanavel - chennai
Great effort and bes t of luck for bronze metal
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RAJAN - U.A.E, ABU DHABI
we r proud of u for ur efforts, best of luck for bronze medal
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ManMohan - Chandigarh
Very Good Performance and best effort saina Now keep it up Next Time Best of luck.
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