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Other Events - 8 May 2013

Commonwealth: silver for England in Delhi


Led by FENG Tianwei with YU Mengyu and ZHOU Yihan in support, Singapore won the Women’s Team event at the Commonwealth Championships in New Delhi, beating the English trio of Kelly SIBLEY, Joanna PARKER and HO Tin Tin in the final.It is the seventh time t

Led by FENG Tianwei with YU Mengyu and ZHOU Yihan in support, Singapore won the Women’s Team event at the Commonwealth Championships in New Delhi, beating the English trio of Kelly SIBLEY, Joanna PARKER and HO Tin Tin in the final.It is the seventh time that Singapore has clinched the title and the seventh in succession.

They won in 1997 in Glasgow, in 2000 on home soil; in 2001 in New Delhi they retained the top prize before succeeding in Kuala Lumpur in 2004, Jaipur in 2007 and one again in Glasgow in 2009.

FENG Tianwei beat Joanna PARKER (11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7), YU Mengyu overcame Kelly SIBLEY (12-12, 16-14. 8-11, 11-9), with ZHOU Yihan bringing matters to a conclusion.She overcame HO Tin Tin (11-4, 12-10, 11-8).

Malaysia and India, who had been beaten by Singapore and England respectively on the previous day, were the bronze medallists. Fifth place went to Australia with Wales in sixth spot ahead of Scotland and Sri Lanka.

Australia secured fifth place by overcoming the Welsh trio of Charlotte CAREY, Angharad PHILLIPS and Chloe THOMAS by three matches one. Meanwhile by the same margin the Scottish outfit of Gillian EDWARDS, Lynda FLAWS and Corinna WHITTAKER beat the Sri Lanka to secure seventh place.

Canada finished in ninth place in the Women’s Team event followed by Nigeria, South Africa, New Zealand and the Maldives.

Singapore clinched the title in men’s Team’s Event. They beat India. Scotland and England concluded the competition at the position. no. three. Australia beat Wales in the match for 5th position and Malaysia beat Ireland in the match for 7th place.

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