Long wait ends for Parupalli Kashyap, who claims India’s first men’s badminton singles gold since 1982.
Kashyap became the 1st Indian in 32 years to win men’s singles gold after he defeated Wong 21-14 11-21 21-19.
Kashyap beat England’s Rajiv Ouseph 18-21 21-17 21-18 in an one hour and 23 minute semifinal.
Kashyap said that line calls in semis were simply ridiculous; may be the umpires wanted England to win.
In case Kashyap wins gold, he will become the 1st Indian male badminton player in 32 years to do so.
Saina Nehwal, the defending Commonwealth Champion is not participating in the event.
Prior to the Games, there was talk of India being possible contenders for a Mixed Team-gold.
Indian shuttlers blanked Kenya 5-0 to complete their group stage proceedings unconquered.
Sindhu can step up to the challenge of defending what is India’s crown in women’s singles.
Saina picked up the blisters during the Australian Open Super Series, a tournament she had won.
Saina’s withdrawal is a big blow to India as the shuttlers were hoping to win at least five medals.
The Malaysian, 31, has will miss the Glasgow Commonwealth Games due to a thigh injury.
Saina said that win is “very very special” for her as she overcome the pain owing to blisters on her foot.
Saina clinched the Australian Open after beating Spain’s World No. 11 Carolina Marin 21-18, 21-11 on Sunday.
Saina Nehwal prevailed 21-18 21-11 in a 43-minute contest which left her richer by USD 56,000.