CWG2018: Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu bag gold in women's doubles
14 April 2018
By Yaocheng Lee
Our table tennis duo grabbed the well-deserved gold medal and do Singapore proud yet again in Gold Coast
As the top seeded women’s doubles team at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu were on a quest to prove their mettle after losing the team title to India earlier in the week.
The duo played with vengeance, and dominated the final match against India’s Manika Batra and Das Mouma. They won the game 11-5, 11-4, 11-5 in just under 30 minutes, securing the Republic’s first gold medal in the table tennis competition.
“Because of our loss in the team event, Tianwei and I prepared even harder for this final, especially in terms of strategy and I hope this will bode well for our remaining events here,” said Mengyu.
The pair were controlled the match throughout, as they registered a 4-0 lead before the Indians struck back.
While obviously happy with their results, both Tianwei and Mengyu have to put their celebratory mood behind them as they each have more events lined up.
Tianwei said: “It’s been tough for the team over the last few days because we’ve been losing. This win will boost our confidence for tomorrow’s matches.”
Tianwei will face Batra next in the women’s singles semi-final, while Mengyu will face Canada’s Zhang Mo in the other semi-final. Mengyu will also feature in the mixed doubles semi-final against Indians Mouma and Sharath Achanta.
In the men’s category, our young pair of paddlers Ethan Poh and Koen Pang advanced to the bronze medal match, after going down to India in the men’s doubles semi-final.
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