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Glasgow 2014: Malaysia crushes Barbados, India sweeps Ghana & Uganda

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Category: Badminton News Published: 24 July 2014
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Glasgow: No tears, no drama, no contest. Malaysia got off to a good start in the one-sided opening game of mixed team event by defeating Barbados 5-0.

Chan Peng Soon - Lai Pei Jing (left) and Woon Khe Wei- Vivian Hoo warm up before their match against Barbados
Chan Peng Soon - Lai Pei Jing (left) and Woon Khe Wei- Vivian Hoo warm up before their match against Barbados

Chan Peng Soon - Lai Pei Jing (left) and Woon Khe Wei- Vivian Hoo warm up before their match against Barbados

Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing scored the first point for Malaysia in 21 minutes; then Chong Wei Feng whitewashed Dakeil Thorpe of Barbados with 21-6, 21-7; Tee Jing Yi wrapped up her match against Mariama Eastmond with 21-8, 21-3 in just 18 minutes;

Malaysia shuttlers at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
Malaysia shuttlers at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Malaysia shuttlers at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

men's doubles Tan Wee Kiong-Goh V Shem proved to be too strong for Dakeil Thorpe-Adndre Padmore by winning the fourth point for Malaysia 21-6, 21-8; Woon Khe Wei- Vivian Hoo clinched the final point for Malaysia in a comfortable fashion with 21-8, 21-7 in 18 minutes. Malaysia will play its second Group A match against Sri Lanka on Saturday.
Singapore shuttlers at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
Singapore shuttlers at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Singapore shuttlers at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Another mixed team event favorite - India, swept Ghana 5-0 in their opening game, and knocked off Uganda with another 5-0 in the second group tie that was held later that day. India will play Kenya on Friday.

Singapore shuttlers at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
Singapore shuttlers at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Singapore shuttlers at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

England also eased past North Ireland 5-0 in its first Group F tie.

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