Glasgow: National singles Chong Wei Feng who was given the task to step into the shoes of injured Datuk Lee Chong Wei stayed on track to win the men’s single gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. He has put on a clinic in the round of 16 to brush aside Tony Stephenson from Northern Ireland 21-15, 21-10. He will play R.M.V Gurusaidutt from India in the quarterfinals on Friday.
“R.V Gurusaidutt is a tough opponent, I am looking forward to play him and hopefully I could move a step closer in winning the men’s singles gold medal for Malaysia,” said Wei Feng after the match.
Besides Chong Wei Feng, Daren Liew of Malaysia also defeated D. Karunaratna from Sri Lanka 21-19, 21-12 in the men’s singles final 16. He will play Parupalli Kashyap of India next.
Meanwhile, in the women’s singles, Tee Jing Yi defeated N.Murukkuwadura from Sri Lanka, 21-9, 21-6 to clash with P.C Thulasi of India in the quarterfinals.
Men’s doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong showed no mercy in the last 16 by defeating Akshay Dewalkar/Pranaav Chopra of India 21-13, 21-14 in 28 minutes. However, Chan Peng Soon/Daren Liew’s journey in men’s doubles was ended by Peter Mills/Chris Langridge of England after losing the match 19-21, 16-21 in 44 minutes.
Tan Wee Kion/Vivian Hoo also joined the Malaysian casualty list as they were defeated by the tournament favorite Chris and Gabby Adcock 21-17, 21-11 in the round of 16 mixed doubles. Fortunately, Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing kept themselves on course to defend Malaysia’s mixed doubles gold after knocking off Madushika Beruwalage/Buwaneka Dullewa 21-13, 21-15. The duo will play Danny Chrisnanta-Vanessa Neo of Singapore in next round.
Here are the final 16 results for Malaysian women’s doubles:
Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei defeated Allisen Camille/Juliette Ah-Wan (Seychelles) 21-8,21-9
Lim Yin Loo/Lai Pei Jing defeated Heather Olver-Kate Robertshaw (England) 21-15, 21-18