CWG 2018: How Indian badminton team celebrated historic gold medal

By: Express Web Desk |
Updated: April 10, 2018 12:19:21 pm

Indian badminton team poses for a photograph holding a tricolour during the medal ceremony. (Source: PTI)

It was a historic moment for Indian badminton as the country won its first ever gold medal in mixed-team event on Monday, beating three-time and defending champions Malaysia 3-1 in the final. Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, Ashwini Ponnappa, Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pulled up strong performances to be the better team of the two in the final filled with intense maches.

The top position called for celebration as congratulations poured in for the shuttlers. Saina, who led an intense, long battle against Soniia Cheah to beat her 21-11, 19-21, 21-9, was all smiles after the match as she hugged her teammates in joy. After the medal ceremony, Saina posted picutures with her teammates,…

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