Koo Kien Keat Wins Two Golds

After a long road and lots of badminton the big winners at the 2010 Commonwealth Games were Malaysia and hosts India.  While these two teams were the gold and silver medalists respectively in the team event, they split the individual golds 3-2.  First off in the mixed doubles Malaysian super star Koo Kien Keat would win his first gold of the tournament along with partner Chin Eei Hui.  The Malaysian pair defeated England’s Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork 22-20, 21-12.  Next would be India’s turn to win their first badminton gold of the tournament.  Jwalla Gutta and Ashwini Ponnapa took on Singapore’s Yao Lei and Shinta Mulia Sari and won in two relatively close games 21-16, 21-19.

In spite of Rajiv Ouseph’s strong ability as a mens singles player he was far outclassed when Lee Chong Wei proved once again why he is the number one ranked player in the world.  The domineering Malaysian destroyed Ouseph in two fast games 21-8, 21-10 to win his second consecutive Commonwealth Games title.

In the men’s doubles Koo Kien Keat would yet again dash Nathan Robertson’s hopes of a gold medal. Koo partnered with Tan Boon Heong to defeat Robertson and his partner Anthony Clark 21-19, 21-14.

Finally the highlight match of the day for the home crowd was their favourite player Saina Nehwal’s match against Malaysian Wong Mew Choo.  Saina was close to being defeated after losing the first game 19-21, and was forced to pull out a close second game 22-20.  Saina took the match in the end by winning the third game 21-13 and won her first Commonwealth Games gold medal.

One Response to Commonwealth Games 2010: Final Results

  1. GOPAL KRISHNA says:

    Malaysia had LOST her supremacy in Badminton at the Delhi CWG; the athletes need to carefully prepare for the next in 4 year’s time. Please do not take it for granted any more as India and England are pushing hard and improving.

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