Led by Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh, Indian pugilists stole the limelight on the ninth day of the competitions with four of them storming into the finals of their respective weight categories in the boxing event of the 20th Commonwealth Games here Saturday.
Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap had contrasting victories to progress to the quarterfinals of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at St. Jakobshalle here Thursday.
Despite the hue and cry over her title drought, Saina Nehwal is still India`s top female shuttler. The Olympic bronze medallist took only 40 minutes to dispatch compatriot and understudy, PV Sindhu to win the 2014 Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow. The score read: 21-14 21-17.
India`s Olympic bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal dropped a place to be at ninth position, while P V Sindhu retained her 11th spot in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings issued Thursday.
Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal has been clubbed with Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China in the same group after the BWF Super Series Finals draws were announced at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium here Tuesday.
More than a year has passed by since Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal won a title and the Olympic bronze medallist will now eyes a late flourish when she begins her campaign at the Hong Kong Super Series on Wednesday to end the troubled season on a high.
Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal of India will begin the hunt for her first title of the season and also eye a return to the top-5 when the China Open Super Series Premier starts with the qualifiers in Shanghai from Tuesday.