New Delhi - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated Saina Nehwal on her winning the bronze medal in women’s Badminton at the 2012 London Olympics, a statement from Prime Minister’s Office said on Saturday.
Saina was declared winner of the women’s singles bronze when her opponent Wang Xin of China broke down with a knee injury after taking the opening game.
Nehwal, ranked fifth in the world, becomes only the second Indian woman to win a medal in an individual Olympic sport.
Wang, a former World No.1 and current No.2, hurt her knee when she landed heavily on her right knee following a jump smash.
She had it taped up and went back on court to smash a winner and take the first game, but collapsed on the second point of the second game, and promptly conceded.
The score was 21-18, 1-0 in the favour of the Chinese shuttler.