GC2018: MALAYSIA SECURE SILVER MEDAL AT MIXED TEAM FINAL

Defending champions, Malaysia went down fighting 1-3 to India in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games mixed team final.

Rio Olympics Silver medallist, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu suffered a shock defeat to Ying Satwik Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa 14-21, 21-15, 15-21 at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre, yesterday.

Skipper, Datuk Lee Chong Wei was not able to level the score after he was dealt with his first ever defeat to K Srikanth 17-21 14-21. Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong pulled one back for the country by overcoming Satwik Rankireddy-Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty 21-15 22-20 in a pulsating encounter.

Brave Soniia Cheah soldiered through an ankle injury to give a good account of herself before losing to world ranked No. 12, Saina Nehwal 11-21 21-19 9-21.

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