CWG2018: Singapore wraps up Commonwealth Games with a bang
15 April 2018
By Yaocheng Lee
Our Team Singapore paddlers continue to dominate table tennis events with another two golds on the last day of the Games
Gao Ning and Yu Mengyu added two more gold medals Singapore’s 2018 Commonwealth Games tally after winning the mixed doubles and men’s singles events.
Veteran Gao Ning retained his singles title after defeating Quadri Aruna 11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 3-11, 11-9, 11-5 in an intense six-game match
"Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, that's how it is. You can never tell who the winner is till the last second. And Aruna has indeed improved tremendously in the past few years." the 35-years-old said.
"This gold medal means a lot to us. At the same time, I am happy to have won gold medals in other events, like the mixed doubles this morning. I am also pleased that my other teammates have also achieved great results."
Gao Ning also won a second gold earlier in the day with Mengyu in the mixed doubles event. It was the first time this pairing has competed together so this exceptional performance came as a surprise to Mengyu.
“This was the first time I have played with Gao Ning as a team. It was a very fresh combination and I did not expect that we will work so exceptionally well,” the 28-year-old said.
“Gao Ning is very experienced and his excellent performance was very important for us to win this match.”
The pair edged England's Liam Pitchford and Ho Tin-Tin 12-10, 12-10, 11-9 to take home the gold medal on Sunday morning.
“Both teams were very competitive, we knew that it would be a very close game, even when we were behind at the start of the games, I knew we could recover. We have trained very hard to endure the entire match whatever happens. I am very happy that we won.”
With the amazing results today, our TeamSG paddlers brought home a total of six medals, including three golds, two silvers and one bronze.
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