Thu, 02 Aug 2012 18:06:51 GMT | By PTI/IANS

Can Saina, Kashyap create history?

In just few minutes from now, India’s badminton champion Saina Nehwal will take on Tine Baun of Denmark in her quest for a semifinal berth in 2012 London Olympics.


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The ace shuttler, hailed as a top medal contender for India, has stormed into the quarterfinals, dismantling her opponents with ease. Her next hurdle though will be the experienced Baun, the two-time All England champion. Given Saina's current form, her chances of making it to the semis look very bright.

Parupalli Kashyap, who became the first Indian male shuttler to enter the quarterfinals of the Olympics, will also be embarking on a tough road. Defeating his quarterfinal opponent, world number two Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, would undoubtedly be a daunting task.

Can the two create history and make it to the last four?

Road to quarterfinals

Saina Nehwal

DateRoundOpponentResult
29 July, 2012Group E matchSabrina JaquetWon 21-9, 21-4
30 July, 2012Group E matchLianne TanWon 21-4, 21-14
1 August, 2012Group E matchJie YaoWon 21-14, 21-16

Parupalli Kashyap

DateRoundOpponentResult
28 July, 2012Group D matchYuhan TanWon 21-14, 21-12
31 July, 2012Group D matchTien Minh NguyenWon 21-9, 21-14
1 August, 2012Group D matchNiluka Karunaratne21-14, 15-21, 21-9

London 2012: India's schedule and results

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