ENGLAND NET THE BRONZE

England made up for their disappointment of losing their semi final against India by winning the bronze medal of the team event at the Siri Fort Stadium this afternoon.

Seeded second in the team event, England lost 3-0 to India last night but showed resilience by defeating Singapore 3-1.

In the mixed doubles, England’s Nathan Robertson/Jenny Wallwork displayed much better performance then of their semis match against India to run out 21-13, 21- 15 winners over Singapore’s Triyachart Chayut/Yao Li to put their team 1-0 ahead.

It was the men’s singles that turned the tide in favor of the English as Rajiv Ouseph played very well to defeat Derek Wong 21-15,21-17.

Ravij showed good court craftsmanship to deny Derek any chance of using his smashes, often keeping the shuttle low and opting to let his opponent make the mistakes.

Based on current form,. Derek should have beaten Rajiv, but perhaps he overdid himself in the energy sapping semis clash against the World Number 1, Lee Chong Wei.

Elizabeth Cann however failed to get the better of Xing Aiying in the women’s singles, going down 14-21, 12-21 and Singapore were back in the hunt, reducing the deficit to 1-2.

Any hopes Singapore had of forcing the tie into the final match were dashed as Anthony Clark/Nathan Robertson disposed off the challenge poised by Triyachart Chayut/Hendra Wijaya in the men’s doubles, winning 21-12, 21-11 and handing the bronze to England.

Results

Bronze Medal Playoff

Singapore 1   England 3

Triyachart Chayut/Yao Li lost to Nathan Robertson/Jenny Wallwork 13-21,15-21
Derek Wong lost to Rajiv Ouseph 15-21, 17-21
Xing Aiying bt Elizabeth Cann 21-14, 21-12
Triyachart Chayut/Hendra Wijaya lost to Anthony Clark/Nathan Robertson 12-21,21-11
Yao Li/Sari Shinta Mulia v Jenny Wallwork/Gabby White