CGames: Top seed S'pore pair upset by unfancied English duo
There will be no clean sweep of all seven table tennis gold medals for Singapore at the Commonwealth Games.
Mixed doubles top seeds Zhan Jian and Feng Tianwei were stunned 3-2 (12-10, 11-8, 11-13, 6-11, 11-5) by an unheralded English duo of 21-year-old Liam Pitchford and Ho Tin-Tin, who is just 15.
But there will be an all-Singaporean final in the women's singles to look forward to with Yu Mengyu and Feng meeting this afternoon.
Gao Ning and Li Hu will have to overcome India's Sharath Kamal Achanta and Amalraj Anthony Arputharaj in the men's doubles final early this morning if they are to win a Singapore's first Commonwealth gold medal in this event.
In the women's doubles, Feng and Yu beat Australia's Li Chunli and Karen Li 3-1 (11-5, 11-3, 9-11, 11-3) to progress to the semi-finals where they will meet England's Joanna Drinkhall and Kelly Sibley.
In the men's singles quarter-finals, Gao Ning beat Australia's William Henzell 4-1 (15-13, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6) and team-mate Zhan Jian beat Canada's Eugene Wang 4-2 (9-11, 1-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-5, 11-8) to progress.
S'pore shuttlers beaten
In badminton, Singapore's shuttlers had a poor outing as both their mixed doubles pairs crashed out of the quarter-finals.
Second seeds Danny Chrisnanta and Vanessa Neo lost to Malaysia's Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Ling 8-21, 21-17, 19-21, while Chayut Triyachart and Yao Lei were beaten by Chris and Gabrielle Adcock 13-21, 14-21.
In gymnastics, Hoe Wah Toon won a bronze medal in the men's individual vault with a score of 14.195 to bring the Republic's tally to four gold, one silver and two bronze.
Aizat Jufrie finished sixth with a score of 14.016.