CWG 2018: Here's How India celebrated historic mixed team gold medal

The duo of Rankireddy and Ponnappa started the onslaught, defeating Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Coh 21-14, 15-21, 21-15 in the first match-up, then World No 2 Srikanth defeated his arch-nemesis and three-time Olympic silver medalist Lee Chong Wei 21-17, 21-14 to secure his first win over the Malaysian icon in five career clashes.


The Indian mixed badminton team created history by clinching its maiden Commonwealth Games gold medal, thrashing Malaysia 3-1 on the back of strong shuttle play from Ashwini Ponnappa, Satwik Rankireddy, Kidambi and Saina Nehwal.

The duo of Rankireddy and Ponnappa started the onslaught, defeating Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Coh 21-14, 15-21, 21-15 in the first match-up, then World No 2 Srikanth defeated his arch-nemesis and three-time Olympic silver medalist Lee Chong Wei 21-17, 21-14 to secure his first win over the Malaysian icon in five career clashes.

 Up 2-0, India looked to the men's doubles pair of Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty to seal gold, but they were beaten in straight games 15-21, 20-22 by V Shem Goh and Wee Kiong Tan.

That shifted the focus to World No 12 Saina and the 2012 London silver medalist did not disappoint, beating Sonia Cheah 21-11, 19-21, 21-9 to take India's overall medal tally at the ongoing CWG to 19.

After their iconic win, the Team India celebrated in the best fashion. Watch the video below:

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