Amazing Wins for YONEX Shuttlers in Commonwealth Games Finals
- 07 August 2014
August 3rd, 2014 saw an exciting conclusion to the Commonwealth Games’ badminton competition in Glasgow, Scotland. YONEX shuttlers boasted amazing performance on the court, receiving gold medals in all events.
Firstly in women’s singles, Canada’s Michelle Li (NANORAY 900, SHBF1NLX) grasped a historic victory for her country, becoming the first Canadian player to win a women’s singles title. She dominated in her 38-minute gold medal match against local Scottish player Kirsty Gilmour (VOLTRIC i-FORCE, SHB-87EX), grasping a spectacular 21-14 21-7 win. After the match, she laid down on the court with a smile on her face. In men’s singles, India’s Kashyap Parupalli (ARCSABER 11) had a heated three-set match against Singapore’s Derek Wong. Lasting just over an hour—with a fierce third set that run at nearly 30 minutes—Kashyap took the match at 21-14 11-21-21-19.
In both doubles events, Malaysia proved itself to be a badminton powerhouse once again, with victories from both men and female pairs, coming after the country’s spectacular third consecutive victory in the mixed team competition on July 28th, 2014. On the men’s side, Tan Wee Kiong (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE, SHB87LTD)/Goh V Shem (ARCSABER 11, SHB87LTD) beat Singapore’s Danny Chisnanta/Chayut Triyachart at 21-12 12-21 21-15. In women’s doubles, Hoo Vivian Kah Mun (NANORAY Z-Speed, SHB87LTD)/Woon Khe Wei (NANOSPEED 9900) won in straight sets against Indian pair Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa. While the Malaysian pair grasped a straight-set victory, it was a close match, with the final score coming to 21-17 23-21. Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II, SHBSC4LX)/Lauren Smith (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II, SHBF1NLX) also captured a fine win, defeating Malaysian pair Lim Yin Loo (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE, SHB87LTD)/Lai Pei Jing (NANORAY 700RP, SHB01LTD) in a full-set match that came to 16-21 21-15 21-16. They received the bronze medal.
Mixed doubles saw a win for both of the Adcocks, with Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II, SHB-01MX)/Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II, SHBSC4LX) boasting their superior control of the court once again, this time against their fellow countrymen Chris Langridge/Heather Olver. The husband-and-wife pair took the match briskly in straight sets with a score of 21-9 21-12 in 36 minutes. Scotland’s Imogen Bankier (VOLTRIC i-FORCE, SHB87LTD)/Robert Blair grasped a bronze medal, defeating Malaysian pair Chan Peng Soon (ARCSABER 10, SHB87LTD)/Lai Pei Jing (NANORAY 700RP, SHB01LTD) in straight sets at 21-17 21-11.
Big congratulations to all of our players for their great performances! For further details, take a look at the official site for the Games here.
YONEX is once again proud to be the equipment and services supplier for the Games, providing shuttlecocks and other equipment. See everyone again in four years!
Tournament Results [Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games]
Gold: Kashyap Parupalli (ARCSABER 11)
Silver: Derek Wong
Bronze: R V Gurusaidutt
Bronze: Sindhu P V
Silver: Danny Chrisnanta/Chayut Triyachart
Bronze: Chris Langridge/ Peter Mills
Gold: Hoo Vivian Kah Mun (NANORAY Z-Speed, SHB87LTD)/Woon Khe Wei (NANOSPEED 9900)
Silver: Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa
Silver: Chris Langridge/Heather Olver