Saina Nehwal crashes out of Women’s Single Badminton Event at Beijing Olympics not before putting a brave fight against Indonesian Maria Yulianti in a 3 set game. The final score were 26-28, 21-14 and 21-15. While the first set went into long marathon game, the second game was easy for Yulianti. In the decider, Saina was ahead 11-3, before they changed sides and that’s where the luck went dry. From there, Yulianti picked up continuous 16 points to which Saina was able to take only 1 point. With 19-12 in favor of Yulianti, it was difficult for Saina to come up. It was the battle of nerves and Yulianti kept calm and ultimately came victorious.
However, we salute Saina’s effort as this was the first time any Indian women have reached to the Quarters of Women’s badminton event at Olympics. You have already done us proud Saina. We should celebrate Saina effort almost as big as we did for Abhinav Bindra, so that she feels motivated and can do much better in future games. We wish you all luck for next tournaments and hopefully you will earn us Gold in the 2012 London Olympics. Cheers!