London Olympics 2012 Badminton Saina Nehwal Sails Through to the Semi-Final
The 22 year old Saina Nehwal reaches semifinals of the women’s singles in Badminton tournament at London Olympics 2012. She overcame Tine Baun, Denmark at a women’s singles Badminton quarterfinal match of the Olympics 2012 on 2nd August 2012 in London. The first game went for 16 minutes and the second game ended at 21 minutes. She defeated her with a 21-4, 21-16 score line. Along with the victory celebration she also created a history as she is the first Indian shuttler ever to reach the semifinals of the Olympics in Badminton tournament.
She is at No. 5 in world ranking; with this win she entered semifinals. Fourth seeded Saina edged past fifth seed Tine 21-15 22-20 in a 39-minute match at the Wembley Areana to set up a clash with the current world No 1 and World champion Yihan Wang of China in the semifinals, whom she hasn’t beaten once in her last five encounters.