Glasgow Daily: Team Singapore shuttlers smash into badminton quarterfinals
01 August, 2014
At the Emirates Arena, our top shuttler, Derek Wong, put up an impressive performance to beat Henry Gareth from Jamaica (21-7, 21-7) in the round of 16 Men’s Singles to reach the quarterfinals.
Team Singapore shuttler Derek Wong. (Photo by SportSG)
Huang Chao, unfortunately, crashed out of the competition after losing 0-2 to Rajiv Ouseph from England in the round of 16 (Men’s Singles).
Danny Chrisnanta and Vanessa Neo combined well to beat Raymond Tam and Somerville from Australia 2-0 in the Mixed Doubles round of 16. This win will see the pair advancing to the quarterfinals.
Triyachart Chayut and Yao Lei also triumphed in their Mixed Doubles match, taking the first set 21-14 against Kevin Dennerly-Minturn and Madeleine Stapleton from New Zealand. The opponents eventually retired after the first set.
Despite their best efforts, Terry Hee and Fu Mingtian lost to Scottish duo Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier (0-2) in the Mixed Doubles round of 16 match.
Promising youngster Liang Xiaoyu who has shown good composure and potential at the Games, lost out to Canada’s Michelle Li in the Women’s Singles round of 16, bowing out 0-2.
Men’s Doubles pairing Danny and Chayut beat Lubah Aatish and Paul Georges from Mauritius 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals.
The Women’s Doubles team, Shinta Mulia and Yao Lei, also advanced to the next round after a 2-0 win over Maritt Ce and Clague KH from Isle of Man.
In the other Women’s Doubles match, Fu Mingtian and Vanessa Neo found the going tough against England’s Gabrielle Adcock and Lauren Smith, losing 0-2.
Over at The Hydro, Hoe Wah Toon finished 7th out of 8 competitors, with a score of 13.733 in the Men’s Individual Floor finals.
Team Singapore gymnast Hoe Wah Toon in action during the Commonwealth Games. (Photo by Commonwealth Games Singapore)
In the individual pommel horse finals, Gabriel Gan put in a steady routine to finish 6th out of eight competitors with a score of 14.266.
Mixed Doubles quarterfinals
Moving our attention over to the Scotstoun Sports Campus, Team Singapore’s Zhan Jian and Feng Tianwei beat Henzell William and Miao M from Australia 3-0 to advance to the semi finals.
In the other Mixed Doubles match, Gao Ning and Lin Ye lost to England’s Paul Drinkhall and Joanna Drinkhall 1-3.
Men’s Doubles quarterfinals
Li Hu and Gao Ning beat Soumyajit Ghosh and Harmeet Rajul Desai from India 3-1 while Zhan Jian and Yang Zi defeated Pierre-Luc Theriault and Andre Ho from Canada 3-1. They will advance to the semi finals.
Women’s Singles quarterfinals
Feng Tianwei continued her fine form at the Games with a 4-0 win over Malaysia’s Beh Lee Wei. This secures her advancement to the semi finals.
Lin Ye beat Batra Manika from India 4-1 while Yu Mengyu beat Zhang Mo from Canada 4-1. Lin Ye will also join Feng at the semi finals.
Men’s Singles quarterfinals
Li Hu defeated Sirisena Rohan of Sri Lanka 4-0 while Gao Ning won 4-0 in the match against Philip Xiao from New Zealand. Zhan Jian was also victorious in his match against Louis Dexter from Trinidad and Tobago (4-0).
Over at the Hampden Park, Veronica Shanti Pereira bowed out of the competition and finished 19th out of 24 competitors with a time of 24:29 seconds in the 200m semi finals.
The Clyde Auditorium was a cauldron of noise with an extremely vocal crowd. Lewis Chua finished 10th out of 12 competitors with a personal best of 315 in the +105kg finals. He has also set a new national record for Clean and Jerk with a score of 182. Scott Wong managed a score of 135 for Snatch but he was unable to meet the minimum score for Clean and Jerk.
Team Singapore weightlifter Lewis Chua. (Photo by Commonwealth Games Singapore)
Lewis shared after the event that he was satisfied with his performance, given that it was a very strong pool of competitors.
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