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Commonwealth Games 2022 Badminton final result: PV Sindhu beats Michelle Li to add singles gold medal to her trophy cabinet

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 08, 2022 14:59 IST

PV Sindhu beat Michelle Li 21-15, 21-13 to win the gold medal

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14:59 (IST)8 AUG 2022

With Sindhu triumphing, India โ€” at 19 gold medals and 12 silvers โ€” has now moved past New Zealand in the overall standings.  But we are not done just yet, as we will have Laskya Sen and the doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chriag Shetty also gunning for gold.

Make sure to tune in to Sportskeeda;s LIVE coverage of those two events as well as the table tennis and hockey finals. For now, it is goodbur from our end!

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PV Sindhu bt Michelle Li 21-15, 21-13

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The Indian does it! A sensational crosscourt smash gets the job done as the SIndhu squeals in joy. She is the 2022 Commonwealth Games champion.

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Sindhu 21-13 Michelle

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Sindhu 20-13 Michelle: Michelle goes down on her knees as her punch goes wide. Match point India!

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Sindhu 19-13 Michelle: Sindhu is just two points away!

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Sindhu 18-13 Michelle: An agonizing points as the shuttle from Michele lands just long. Sindhu's fist goes up in the air!

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Sindhu 17-2 Michelle: Sindhu sizzles! What a smash to come within touching distance of the gold medal.

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Sindhu 16-12 Michelle: Michelle dives, but the shuttle is too fine from the Indian!

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Sindhu 15-11 Michelle: A frustrated Michele looks at her box as she nets another makeable shot.

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Both players looking for a breather and towel-down after that!

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Sindhu 13-10 Michelle: The rally of the match!! his one had everything, but it is Michele with a bit of magic on the crosscourt half-smash.

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Sindhu 13-8 Michelle: The rallies are picking up pace! Good hitting from both players, but the Indian just about edging them at the moment.

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Sindhu 12-6 Michelle: Brutal from Sindhu as she finds the short corner and even a dive from Michele is not enough.

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Sindhu 11-6 Michelle: This is still Sindhu's to win! She has a five-point advantage at the mid-game interval in the second, having won the first. 

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Sindhu 10-6 Michelle: Michelle is just about alive in this match, good retrieving from the Canadian catches Sindhu unaware.

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Sindhu 8-3 Michele: The errors in the Canadian's game have returned, Sindhu cruising at the moment.

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Sindhu 6-3 Michelle: Sindhu looking to take charge of the proceedings here.

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Sindhu 4-2 Michele: Wonderful block from Sindhu to move two point ahead.

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Sindhu 2-1 Michele: Resolute defending from Michele, but she was always two steps behind in that rally.

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Sindhu 0-1 Michelle: Sindhu opens the second game with a error on the punch clear into her opponent's backhand corner.

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Game 2 underway

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Sindhu takes the opening game after a very tight start. Michelle Li lost her way somewhere in the middle stages, but definitely has the game to lift her level. Sindhu will need to prepared. Can she wrap this up in straight games though? The answer coming your way soon!

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Sindhu 21-15 Michelle

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Sindhu 20-15 Michelle: A netted smash brings up game point for Sindhu.

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Sindhu 19-15 Michelle: Brilliant from Sindhu as she turn defense into attack and is now just two points away from the opening game.

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Sindhu 17-14 Michelle: Michelle's hot streak returns and she has landed back-to-back winners after dominating the rallies. Can Sindhu fend her off here?!

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Sindhu 17-12 Michelle: The Indian lands a huge smash down-the-line!

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Sindhu 16-11 Michelle: Beautiful touch from Michelle at the net, but she still trails by five points.

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Sindhu 14-9 Michelle: A lovely return followed by a smash from Michelle stops the rot for her.

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Sindhu 14-8 Michelle: The errors beginning to pile for the Canadian here, worrying signs for her.

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Sindhu 11-8 Michelle: A couple of uncharacteristic errors from Michelle LI gives Sindhu the advantage at the mid-game interval.

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Sindhu 9-7 Michele: The Canadian lift goes long and Sindhu restores a two-point lead.

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Sindhu 7-6 Michelle: Sindhu had moved into the lead after landing a couple of big smashes, but Michele returns the favor with a down-the-line winner of her own.

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Sindhu 5-5 Michelle: Both players looking to keep things nice and short after their laborious semifinals. We're all level.

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Sindhu 4-2 Michelle: And another! This time Michelle gets to it, but cannot keep the shuttle in.

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Sindhu 2-1 Michelle: Sindhu with her own steep-angled drop winner, Anything you can do, I can do better!

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Sindhu 0-1 Michelle: Michele giving Sindhu the runaround in the opening rally, wins the point with a sublime drop winner.

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Here we go, having won the toss, Michele to get the gold medal match underway!

13:54 (IST)8 AUG 2022

Sindhu and Michelle have arrived on court and are currently warming up, the crowd at the National Exhibition Centre already making themselves heard as the umpire introduces the players!

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The mixed doubles medal ceremony has concluded and we can expect LIVE action any moment now!

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While we wait, take a look at the Sindhu's special message from Birmingham directed to her fans and supporters back home!

13:45 (IST)8 AUG 2022

The match will be delayed slightly because of the mixed doubles' medal ceremony running long. We can expect SIndhu and Michele on court in another 10-15 minutes.
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