New Delhi, Oct 14: Indian duo Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa defeated Sari Shinta Mulia and Yao Lei of Singapore to grab the badminton women's doubles gold at the Delhi Commonwealth Games.
The second seeded pair, Jwala and Ashwini overpowered the top seeded Singaporean duo 21-16, 21-19 on Thursday, Oct 14 to pocket the 37th gold for India.
Getting past the initial nervousness and struggle, the Indian badminton beauties clinched the first game 21-16. The second game, as the score shows, was a closely-fought one but did not seem to deter Jwala and Ashwini from their final destination - the winner pedestal.
With this emphatic victory, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa etched their names in the history books as the athletes who won the first badminton women's doubles gold for India.