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Gold for Malaysia and England

25 Mar 06 23:42

Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Lee in medal contention.

Men's Singles champion of the Melbourne Games, Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Lee.

Showing some signs of tiredness after hard work in the qualifying games, Chong Wei Lee has taken out the Men's Singles Final in straight sets, 21-13, 21-12. He was never seriously challenged, beating team-mate and fellow Malaysian Choong Hann Wong to claim the gold medal.

"I am very happy. The match was OK. I enjoyed it. Perhaps Choong Hann, who is older than me, found it a little difficult," said Lee.
 
England's Tracey Hallam has won the gold medal against Choo Mew Wong in the Final of the Women's Singles. She took the first set 21-12, then the second 21-15.

"It was tough. I did doubt myself. She looked great today. Nice to have gold after silver in Manchester," said Hallam after her win at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Preview:

Day 11 brings us to the final day of the Badminton competition, with five gold medals to be decided in the Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

The competition line-up for the gold medal matches are dominated by Malaysia, but England, Singapore and New Zealand are also in contention.

Malaysia is assured both the gold and silver medals when their top two seeded players meet in the Men's Singles Final. No. 1 seed Chong Wei Lee had an easier run into the finals, while No. 2 seed Choong Hann Wong had to work a lot harder in his Semi Final clash with India's Chetan Anand.

The Women's Singles will be a replay of the Mixed Final, which went down to the wire on Day 4 (19 March), with Malaysia’s Mew Choo Wong defeating England’s Tracey Hallam 27-25 20-22 21-18 to enable Malaysia golden win. No.1 seed Hallam will be out to avenge that defeat.

In the Men's Doubles, Malaysia are again assured both the gold and silver medals, with Chong Ming Chan and Kien Keat Koo meeting their teammates, Choong Hann Wong and Tan Fook Choong.

Should Wong and Choong win, it will give Wong his third gold medal at Melbourne 2006.

In the Women's Doubles, Malaysia’s Eei Hui Chin and Pei Tty Wong will be in action against Singapore’s Yanmei Jiang and Yujia Li.

In the Mixed Doubles, No.1 seeds Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms of England will meet New Zealand’s Daniel Shirley and Sara Runesten Petersen. This will be one of the highlight matches of the program.

For more results, visit the Badminton Schedule and Results section of this Website.

- Games News Service

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