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CWG Team gold more special than individual medal: Saina

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Ace Indian shuttler Nehwal, who bagged a gold medal in the women's singles event of the recently-concluded 21st Commonwealth Games, on Tuesday rated the gold medal in mixed-team event of the prestigious quadrennial games as much more special than the individual.

On the last day of the Games, Nehwal defeated her compatriot PV Sindhu by straight games 21-18, 23-21 in a high-octane clash to grab gold medal in the all-Indian finals to clinch gold in the competition.

However, Nehwal had earlier also guided to their maiden gold in the mixed-team event of the prestigious multi-sport Games.

With a 2-1 lead against in the finals of the mixed team event, all eyes were on Nehwal and the experienced shuttler did not disappoint her fans as she bounced back from a game down to clinch a 21-11, 19-21, 21-9 win over Soniia Cheah to seal the deal for

Talking to ANI, Nehwal said, "More than the individual medal, I would rate the team championship gold medal more special as that is something we never dreamt of. It was very challenging to win against and "

Reflecting on her individual performance, Nehwal admitted that beating Sindhu in the summit showdown of the women's singles event was not at all an easy task, but she held her nerves to eventually come out victorious.

"Beating PV Sindhu in the final was not easy but I kept my nerves and did well," Nehwal said.

On a related note, the 2018 have been India's third most successful CWG of all time.

won a total of 66 medals, which included 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze.

Earlier, India won 101 medals in the Delhi 2010 and 69 medals in

Meanwhile, hosts Australia, and England occupied the top two spots in the medal tally this year with 198 and 136 medals respectively.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 18:45 IST