Saina Nehwal Wins Badminton Women’s Singles Bronze – IND v CHN | London 2012 Olympics
India’s Saina Nehwal wins the bronze medal in the women’s badminton singles event at the London 2012 Olympic Games (4 August).
The match was called to an end after China’s Wang Xin was forced to retire with injury.
Badminton made its debut as a demonstration sport at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. It was not until the 1992 Games in Barcelona that it was officially included on the Olympic programme, with men’s and women’s singles and doubles events. The mixed doubles event made its debut in 1996 at the Atlanta Olympic Games. Since then, the number of events has remained unchanged.