Game, set and match for badminton finals
Published: Sunday, 07 August 2011
The badminton finals have ended in success for Taipei and Bangkok as they claimed a haul of medals.
It was an all Taipei final in the boy's singles with gold going to Chia Hung Lu who beat Yang Tien 21-14, 21-14. Securing bronze were Ming Shun Tan and Loh Kean Yew, both of Singapore.
Coming out on top in the girl's singles final was Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Bangkok who beat Chia Hsin Lee of Taipei. Picking up bronze medals were Clarabelle Koh Pei Lin and Marisa Ng of Singapore.
And there was drama in the boy's doubles as a close fought match resulted in a win for Kittinupong Kedren and Adulrach Namkol from Bangkok with 21-16 and 21-19. They faced tough opponents Chia-Hung Lu and Yang Tien from Taipei who were awarded silver. Taking bronze were Artern Grazhdankin and Rodion Vasilyer of Russia and Ming Shun Tan and Loh Kean Yew from Singapore.
Yang Tien said: "I'm really happy - it's been a great day and a great event. I'm now feeling very tired and looking forward to a rest."
There was gold for Narissapat Lam and Busanan Ongbamrungphan from Bangkok in the girl's doubles finals who beat opponents Chia-Hsin Lee and Shuo-Yun Sung from Taipei into silver. Achieving bronze were Hannah Morrison and Sophie Morrison from team Lanarkshire and Diana Ayupora and Veronika Butovich from Russia.
And rounding off a thrilling day of top court action was the mixed doubles final. In a tense match that went all the way, Yang Tien and Shuo-Yun Sung just edged the gold medal by beating their teammates Chia-Hung Lu and Chia-Hsin Lee 7-21, 21-19 and 21-18. And picking up the bronze medals were Adolrach Num Ku and Narissapat Lam from Bangkok and Alex Dunn and Sophie Morrison from Scotland.
Taipei coach Chun-Yung-Lin said: "My team has given its best and won as many matches as they possibly could. It's been a great experience for them. We plan a short break before heading home. We've loved the games."
Team Bangkok coach Somwang Chaiprakaiwan is also thrilled with his team. He said: "I'm so proud of what my players have achieved. They played very well in all of their performances."
And Singapore coach Desmond Tan said: "It's been a very hectic few days competing in this competition. We've enjoyed a lot of competitive matches, experienced different cultures and met new friends. What's great is that every one of my team won a medal and I'm so pleased about that."
Earier this afternoon the medals were handed out in the team competition with Bangkok taking gold while Taipei won silver and Singapore secured bronze.
Team Bangkok beat Taipei in the final, three games to two with Singapore winning 5-0 against team Russia to secure their third place spot.
Team Bankok were Narissapat Lam, Busanan Ongbamrungphan, Adulrach Namkul and Kittinupong Kedren. Narissapat said: "The Games have been a great tournament and I've really enjoyed taking part.
"We had to raise our game in the final to ensure we won. It's been a great experience and I've found the people so friendly."
The Taipei silver winning team comprised Chia-Hsin Lee, Yang Tien, Chia-Hung Lu and Shuo-Yun Sung.
And the Singapore bronze medal team were Clarabelle Koh Pei, Marissa Ng, Ming Shun Tan and Loh Kean Yew. Clarabelle said: "It is a great moment for us as it's the first time we've competed in the Games. It's been great being here in Lanarkshire and I really like their rainy weather, ours is too hot!"
All the results will be posted on the results pages.
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