DTN News - LONDON OLYMPICS 2012: Badminton - Saina Nehwal Returns To Rousing Welcome After London Olympics
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - August 7, 2012: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Tuesday returned to a rousing reception after winning a historic bronze medal at the Olympic Games in London.
Saina was flanked by her father Harvir Singh, coach Pullela Gopichand and several secuity personnel as she arrived in the national capital early Tuesday morning on a British Airways flight.
The 20-year-old showed no signs of a jet lag as she smiled and greeted several cheering fans, who jostled to catch a glimpse of her at the Indira Gandhi International Airport from where she took a connecting flight to her base Hyderabad.
Saina who bagged the bronze medal in London under fortuitous circumstances when her opponent -- world no. 2 Xin Wang -- was leading by a game and 1-0 before withdrawing from the bronze medal contest.
Photo - Courtesy Official London 2012 website + GETTY IMAGES