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Singapore land first gold in team Table Tennis at Commonwealth Games

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Singapore win their first gold medal of Birmingham2022 with victory over Malaysia in the Women’s Team Table Tennis.

Jingyi Zhou and Jian Zeng set the ball rolling with a 3-1 win over Karen Lyne and Ying Ho in the doubles.

Tianwei Feng then scored a comprehensive 3-0 win over Li Sian Alice Chang in the first singles match.

And the gold was wrapped up when Jian beat Ying Ho 3-1 to give Singapore an unassailable 3-0 advantage.

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Australia claimed the bronze medal after a 3-0 win over Wales.

Minhyung Lee and Jian Fang Lay set the ball rolling with a straight-sets victory over Chloe Anna Thomas Wu Zhang and Charlotte Carey, with singles wins for Yangzi Liu and Jian, over Anna Hursey and Carey respectively, completing the victory.

Australia coach John Murphy said: “We’re really, really excited and overwhelmed to win the medal. It’s really good for the girls and it’s really good for our programme in general.

“Hopefully that confidence [of winning a medal] will flow through the whole team. We hope to be in similar matches for the individual, doubles and mixed doubles events.”

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