Amazing Wins for YONEX Shuttlers in Commonwealth Games Finals

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.

In women’s singles, Canada’s Michelle Li (NANORAY 900SHBF1NLX) 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, 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)/Goh V Shem (ARCSABER 11) 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) 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 IISHBF1NLX) also captured a fine win, defeating Malaysian pair Lim Yin Loo (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE)/Lai Pei Jing (NANORAY 700RPSHB01LTD) 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 IISHB-01MX)/Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IISHBSC4LX) 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/Robert Blair grasped a bronze medal, defeating  Malaysian pair Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing (NANORAY 700RPSHB01LTD) in straight sets at 21-17 21-11.

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 more. See everyone again in four years!

Tournament Results [Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games]

Men’s Singles

Gold: Kashyap Parupalli (ARCSABER 11)

Silver: Derek Wong

Bronze: R V Gurusaidutt

Women’s Singles

Gold: Michelle Li (NANORAY 900SHBF1NLX)

Silver: Kirsty Gilmour 

Bronze: Sindhu P V


Men’s Doubles

Gold: Tan Wee Kiong (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE) Goh V Shem(ARCSABER 11)

Silver: Danny Chrisnanta/Chayut Triyachart

Bronze: Chris Langridge/ Peter Mills

Women’s Doubles

Gold: Hoo Vivian Kah Mun (NANORAY Z-Speed)/Woon Khe Wei (NANOSPEED 9900)

Silver: Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa


Mixed Doubles


Silver: Chris Langridge/Heather Olver

Bronze: Imogen Bankier/Robert Blair