Hyderabad: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal’s mother, Usha Rani on Sunday expressed happiness at her victory in the women’s singles title in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. In Day 11 and the penultimate day of the Games, Nehwal defeated her compatriot P.V. Sindhu by straight games in a high-octane clash to seal a 21-18, 23-21 win in the all-Indian finals to clinch gold in the badminton competition.
Rani told ANI, “We are really happy with her victory (Gold medal), she has been working hard for this. She had suffered an injury and she wanted to win. I usually don’t watch her crucial matches, I prefer doing puja for her win. Both (Saina & Sindhu) played very well. I am proud of her comeback.” Nehwal’s grandmother, Phulmati, expressed happiness at her win in the Games and said that God blessed her for her hard work. India is currently ranked third with 26 gold, 19 silver and 20 bronze, with a total of 65 medals in the Games.