Chong Wei Raih Medali Emas

Lee Chong Wei NEW DELHI, Kompas.com — Tunggal putra Malaysia, Lee Chong Wei, merebut medali emas Commonwealth Games dengan mengalahkan pemain Inggris, Rajiv Ouseph, di final, Kamis (14/10/2010). Chong Wei, yang merupakan pemain nomor satu dunia, tampil terlalu kuat buat lawannya. Ia menang dalam dua game langsung 21-10, 21-8 sekaligus mempertahankan gelar juara yang direbutnya … Continue reading

Malaysia 3 India 2

Saina Nehwal came back from the brink of defeat to clinch the gold medal in the women’s singles final at the Commonwealth Games. The Indian, the top seed, was within a point of defeat to Malaysia’s Wong Mew Choo, but showed steely determination to take the gold in a match that lasted 70 minutes. It … Continue reading

Historic gold for India, Malaysia

Malaysia’s Koo Kien Keat/Chin Ee Hui and India’s Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnapa created history when they won their nation’s first ever gold medal in Commonwealth Games mixed doubles and women’s doubles respectively. Koo-Chin defeated top seeds, Nathan Robertson/Jenny Wallwork of England 22-20, 21-12 to win gold, an unexpected result for them given that they were unseeded … Continue reading

Unseeded Kate-Tang Tien do Australia proud

Kate Wilson Smith and He Tang Tien secured Australia’s first ever Commonwealth Games medal in badminton since 1998 when they beat England’s Jenny Wallwork/Gabrielle White in the women’s doubles. The Australians came to New Delhi unseeded, which makes the medal all the more remarkable as their win was over the No 3 seeds. “This medal … Continue reading

England, Malaysia big winners in semis

Malaysia, which featured in five semi-final matches has four finalists while England who also had five semi-finalists will see action in three of the finals. However, it was disappointment for Singapore as they had four semi-finalists but only their women’s doubles pair made the final, while India who had four players in action in the … Continue reading

Kashyap cheer for India, end of the road for Diju-Jwala

India lost in the mixed doubles but P.Kashyap gave them plenty to cheer about in the quarterfinals of the individual events at the Commonwealth Games. Jwala Gutta/D.Viju, the No 2 seeds, were sent packing by a clinical display of attacking badminton by Malaysian scratch pair of Koo Kien Keat/Chin Ee Hui, who won 21-13, 21-19. … Continue reading

Mixed fortunes for Singapore, Saina ruthless

Singapore had a mixed day at the pre-quarterfinal stage of the individual events of the Commonwealth Games at the Siri Fort Stadium in New Delhi this morning. In the women’s singles, Singapore’s Fu Mingtian and Xing Aiying were shown the exit. Fu, the seventh seed, lost to Huang Chia Chi of Australia, 21-15, 21-19, while … Continue reading

A breeze for the favourites

  The afternoon session of the individual events for badminton at the Siri Fort Stadium did not produce any shock results. Most of the top players were on court for a short period, as they wanted to wrap up their matches fast since they will play the third round as well as the quarterinals on … Continue reading

Kashyap, Chetan march on

Scotland’s Susan Egelstaff survived a scare before making the third round of the women’s singles event at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. The third seed came from behind in the second game to defeat Malaysia’s Lydia Cheah 21-14, 21-19. Susan was dominating in the first game with Lydia scrambling to retrieve the shuttle. Thus … Continue reading

Easy day for big guns

There were no upsets in the opening day of the individual events of badminton at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. Both the seeded players in men’s singles who were in action today, P. Kashyap of India, who is seeded sixth and Carl Baxter of England, negotiated their way safely into the second round. Kashyap … Continue reading