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Singapore clinch bronze in badminton blended crew occasion, Latest Team Singapore News


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BIRMINGHAM – Singapore’s shuttlers claimed a bronze medal within the badminton blended crew occasion on the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday (Aug 2), after beating England 3-0 within the third place play-off.

This was the Republic’s second victory over the hosts on this yr’s competitors – they gained 4-1 within the group stage – and likewise avenged their loss to England on the 2018 Gold Coast Games the place they completed fourth.

Despite a vocal house crowd on the National Exhibition Centre, blended doubles pair Terry Hee and Jessica Tan stored their composure to defeat Ben Lane and Lauren Smith 21-17, 25-23 and provides Singapore the early lead.

The subsequent match, a males’s singles conflict between world champion Loh Kean Yew and 54th-ranked Toby Penty, was equally tight regardless of the distinction in world rating.

Loh is ninth on the planet and had simply crushed Penty 21-12, 21-12 of their group stage encounter. But the Englishman was in impressed kind of their rematch.

He gained the primary recreation 25-23 earlier than Loh recovered within the second recreation 21-11 to attract stage.

Penty then saved 5 match factors earlier than Loh ultimately prevailed 25-23 within the decider to place Singapore 2-0 up.

Yeo Jia Min then secured the bronze as she beat Freya Redfearn 21-18, 21-14 within the ladies’s singles.

Singapore’s shuttlers returned empty handed on the 2018 Games in Australia. At the 2014 version in Glasgow, they clinched two silvers (males’s singles and doubles) and a bronze (blended crew).

Singapore clinch bronze in badminton blended crew occasion, Latest Team Singapore News.
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