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Other Events - 3 Aug 2014

Commonwealth: silver and bronze for PITCHFORD


Englishman Liam PITCHFORD reached two medals at 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow: silver in mixed pairs alongside HO Tin-Tin and bronze in single, beating Indian Sharat Kamal ACHANTA in six games. England national team collected five medals in total fin

Englishman Liam PITCHFORD reached two medals at 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow: silver in mixed pairs alongside HO Tin-Tin and bronze in single, beating Indian Sharat Kamal ACHANTA in six games. England national team collected five medals in total finishing on second place, behind Singapore which players took ten.

Liam PITCHFORD showed excellent play against no.1 seed GAO Ning (world`s no 10) but lost in seven games. Singaporean ZHAN Jian is the new CG champion beating compatriot GAO Ning in five sets.

England got all thre medals in mixed pairs. The couple DRINKHALL`s , Paul and Joanna, won the gold, defeating Liam PITCHFORD and HO Tin-Tin in five games.

Men`s single semi-final: GAO Ning (Singapore) – Liam PITCHFORD (England) 4:3 (11:8, 11:13, 14:12, 6:11, 10:12, 11:7, 11:6), ZHAN Jian (Singapore) – Sharat Kamal ACHANTA (India) 4:0 (11:6, 11:6, 11:6, 11:8). Bronze medal match:  Liam PITCHFORD (England) – Sharat Kamal ACHANTA (India) 4:2 (11:8, 11:8, 4:11, 11:9, 6:11, 12:10). Golde medal match: ZHAN Jian (Singapore) – GAO Ning (Singapore) 4:1 (11:9, 11:2, 11:7, 6:11, 11:7).

Women`s double semi-final: FENG Tianwei/YU Mengyu (Singapore) – Joanna DRINKHALL/Kelly SIBLEY (England) 3:0 (11:9, 11:9, 11:6), LAY Jian Fang/MIAO Miao (Australia) – LUO Anqi/ZHANG Mo (Canada) 3:0 (11:8, 11:7, 11:7). Bronze medal match: LUO Anqi/ZHANG Mo (Canada) – Joanna DRINKHALL/Kelly SIBLEY (England) 3:2 (6:11, 10:12, 11:8, 14:12, 12:10). Gold medal match: FENG Tianwei/YU Mengyu (Singapore) – LAY Jian Fang/MIAO Miao (Australia) 3:1 (11:5, 8:11, 11:8, 11:5).

Mixed pairs, bronze medal game: ZHAN Jian/FENG Tianwei (Singapore)  – Danny REED/Kelley SIBLEY (England) 1:3 (5:11, 11:9, 11:7, 12:10). Gold medal game: Paul DRINKHALL/Joanna DRINKHALL (England) – Liam PITCHFORD/HO Tin-Tin (England) 3:2 (7:11, 3:11, 11:5, 12:10, 11:5).

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