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Saina to take on Sikki for CYG badminton gold

October 16, 2008 20:38 IST

Saina Nehwal [Images] and Sikki Reddy ensured that the gold and silver medals will fall in India's kitty, as both shuttlers registered convincing victories to set up a summit clash in the girls' singles of the badminton competition at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune on Thursday.

Saina did not have much of a problem defeating England's [Images] Panuga Riou 21-12, 21 10, while Sikki Reddy continued her impressive run in the competition as she bundled Malaysia's Tiffany Chase Currier 21-16, 21-9 in just 20 minutes.

In the boys' singles, India's Aditya Prakash assured himself of a medal when he downed Scotland's Martin Cambell 21-14, 21-17. He will face Gurusaidutt, who beat Paul Rietvelde Van of Scotland 21-13, 21-12, in the summit clash on Friday.

Chinese Taipei Grand Prix champion Saina was all at ease as she used her skills well enough and also managed to succeed in out-thinking Panuga.

Sikki also made it to the final of the girls' doubles when she and P C Thulasi defeated Jessica Jonggowisastro and Mary O'Connor of New Zealand [Images] 21-13, 21-13.

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