PETALING JAYA: Malaysia are in line for two more possible gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in the men’s singles and the women’s doubles.
However, Malaysia’s pairs in the men’s doubles and the mixed doubles failed to get past their semi-finals.
In the men’s singles semi-final, Ng Tze Yong fought back after going down 13-21 in the first game to Srikanth Kidambi of India. Tze Yong claimed the next two games 21-19, 21-10 to earn his berth in the final.
The women’s doubles pair of Pearly Tan and M Thinaah are also one win away from striking gold after defeating India’s Treesa Jolly and Pullela Gayatri Gopichand 21-13, 21-16 to progress to the final.
However, Malaysia’s two men’s doubles pairs and the mixed doubles pair were denied a place in the final.
Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing lost 23-25, 18-21 to Singapore’s Terry Hee-Jessica Tan in the mixed doubles, while both the men’s pairs also lost.
Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik went down by 18-21, 21-17, 21-4 to England’s Ben Lane and Sean Vendy, while Chan Peng Soon and Tan Kian Meng were beaten by 21-6, 21-15 by Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty of India.