It was not a hoped-for Super Sunday finale for Team Singapore yesterday at the Commonwealth Games, when Derek Wong narrowly failed to land the country’s first gold medal in the men’s singles in badminton.
The gutsy shuttler had clawed his way back to 19-19 in the deciding third game, but India’s Parupalli Kashyap held his nerve to reel in the last two points to triumph 21-14, 11-21, 21-19.
Still, Wong, 25, can walk away with the distinction of being Singapore’s first badminton men’s singles medallist at the Games.
His teammates Danny Chrisnanta and Chayut Triyachart – who became Singapore’s first men’s doubles finalists – also mined silver when they lost 12-21, 21-12, 15-21 to the Malaysian pair Tan Wee Kiong and Goh Wei Shem.
Two silvers for Singapore on final day of Commonwealth Games