SINGAPORE: Singapore has secured a second gold medal at the Commonwealth Games after Feng Tianwei and Zeng Jian won their respective matches in the women’s singles semifinals on Saturday (Aug. 6).
Both were pushed hard by their opponents, with Zeng having to come back from two games behind to beat Australian Liu Yangzi 4-2 (11-7, 11-7, 10-12, 4-11, 6-11, 9 – 11).
Pushed to the limit in a back and forth game, Feng defeated Indian Sreeja Akula 4-3 (11-6, 8-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-8, 8-11, 12-10 ).
The women’s singles final will take place on Sunday.
Elsewhere, in the quarterfinals of the men’s singles, Izaac Quek Yong lost to Indian Sharath Kamal Achanta 4-0 (11-6, 11-7, 11-4, 11-7). Achanta was part of the Indian team that defeated the Singapore men’s table tennis team in the final on Tuesday.
Singapore’s men’s doubles and mixed doubles teams both stumbled in the semifinals.
The men’s doubles team of Clarence Chew Zhe Yu and Ethan Poh Shao Feng lost to England’s Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford 3-1 (11-2, 11-4, 8-11, 11-9).
The mixed team consisting of Zeng and Chew lost to Malaysian Karen Lyne and Javen Choong 3-1 (11-5, 5-11, 11-7, 11-7).
Singapore has so far won five medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, including one gold, three silver and one bronze.
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