New Delhi : Saina Nehwal has claimed her second individual Commonwealth Games gold medal by defeating World No 3 PV Sindhu 21-18,23-21 in a riveting women’s singles final on Sunday at Gold Coast, Australia. In the first game, Saina maintained a steady lead at 18-14. However, Sindhu bounced back with three back- to back points to take her score to 18. Saina then comfortably stole the game 21-18.
The second game saw a neck-to- neck competition between the two opponents, with thrilling rallies, taking the game to 20 all . However, Saina’s smash sealed her two- set victory and the title. With Saina clinching Gold, 22 – year-old Sindhu bagged Silver, thus, taking India’s total in the Games to 62, including 26 gold,17 silver and 19 bronze medals.