Posted by Aditya on Wed, 2008-08-13 11:06 in

She lost. The sports lover and the Indian in me is really disappointed.

18 year old Saina Nehwal, playing in her first Olympics, lost in the quarter finals today morning to Indonesian Maria Kristin Yulianti. The scoreline read 28-26, 14-21, 15-21. I managed to catch the final two sets live on TV, and was extremely happy when she was leading 11-3 in the final set. Then a change of court, a quick word from the coach P Gopichand (Winner of 2001 All England Open Badminton Championship), but somehow the momentum shifted. May be she got a bit flustered losing a few consecutive points on unforced errors, may be the pressure got to her ...

But, take a bow for her. I am sure she would make us even more proud with bigger achievements in future. Maybe London, 2012. Let's hope for the best. :-)

Now, let's see how 'Indian Express' goes. Final hurray for Paes and Bhupathi?

p.s. Just in case if the title made you think that i would be posting all my disaster chronicles here, nah too many and too absurd to even recount. :-)