Imperious Australia

TOUGH FIGHT: Australia's Trent Mitton (right) tussling with India's Kothajit Khadangbam in the final.
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Chef de mission gives Team Singapore a B+

RISING STAR: Joseph Schooling has risen to the big stage with a silver in the 100m butterfly - Singapore's first swimming medal at the Commonwealth Games.


The 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi saw Team Singapore rack up at record-breaking haul of 11 gold, 11 silver and nine bronze medals. 

Four years on, the Republic have mined a smaller haul of medals in Glasgow — eight golds, five silvers and four bronzes — but Singapore chef de mission, Low Teo Ping, still grades the overall effort a commendable “B+”.

“I’m not too concerned over the numbers game,” Low told The New Paper yesterday, hours before the closing ceremony of the 2014 Games.

“It’s the quality that counts more. Some of our athletes have produced remarkable performances that will be remembered for a long time.”

Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 4. 

Subscribe to The New Paper, now available in print and digital, at http://bit.ly/tnpeshop.

Final heartache for Singapore's shuttlers

MEN’S SINGLES FINAL: Derek Wong (above) lost to Kashyap Parupalli (India) 21-14, 11-21, 21-19
MEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: Danny Chrisnanta (left) and Chayut Triyachart (right) lost to Tan Wee Kiong and Goh Wei Shem (Malaysia) 21-12, 12-21, 21-15
CREDITABLE SHOWING: Danny Chrisnanta and Chayut Triyachart (right) show off their silver medals with Derek Wong (centre).

Not many would have thought Singapore’s shuttlers would feature in two of the four gold-medal contests on the final day of badminton at the Commonwealth Games yesterday.

Against all odds, a gallant Derek Wong fought his way into the men’s singles final, while men’s doubles pair Danny Chrisnanta and Chayut Triyachart also had a chance to return home with gold.

The trio had the chance to make history and become the first to win gold for Singapore in their respective events.

In the end, though, their fairy-tale run ended on a sour note at the Emirates Arena on the final day of competition of the 2014 Games.

Wong lost 21-14, 11-21, 21-19 to India’s  Kashyap Parupalli in an enthralling men’s singles final.

Later, Chrisnanta and Chayut also succumbed in three sets, losing 21-12, 12-21, 21-15 to Malaysian pair Tan Wee Kiong and Goh Wei Shem.

Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 4. 

Subscribe to The New Paper, now available in print and digital, at http://bit.ly/tnpeshop.

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