Singapore secured the women’s table tennis team gold at the Commonwealth Games on Monday (Aug 1) in the wake of beating Malaysia 3-0 in the final.

This is Singapore’s first gold medal of the 2022 Games and means the team recovered the gold award that sidestepped them in 2018 when they were beaten by India in the final.

Singapore beat Australia 3-0 in the semi-finals on Sunday, while Malaysia edged past Wales 3-2.

In the opening doubles, Zhou Jingyi and Zeng Jian dropped the first game, prior to raging back in persuading style to take the tie 7-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-5.

At Birmingham’s National Exhibition Center, world number 16 Feng Tianwei then broadened Singapore’s lead when she beat Alice Chang 11-9, 11-1, 11-7.

Zeng wrapped up the success, beating Ho Ying 11-3, 11-4, 8-11,11-5.

Singapore’s men’s team will confront England for a spot in the final later on Monday.

This is Singapore’s second medal of this edition of the Games after swimmer Teong Tzen Wei secured a silver in the men’s 50m butterfly final on Saturday.

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