Skip to main content

Advertisement

Advertisement

Sport

Singapore’s Feng Tianwei and Zeng Jian win table tennis doubles gold at Commonwealth Games

Singapore’s Feng Tianwei and Zeng Jian win table tennis doubles gold at Commonwealth Games

Singapore's Feng Tianwei and Zeng Jian pose with their table tennis women's doubles gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England on Aug 8, 2022. (Photo: AP/Rui Vieira)

SINGAPORE: Feng Tianwei and Zeng Jian won Singapore’s third table tennis gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Monday (Aug 8) with victory in the women’s doubles final.

Opponents in the women’s singles final on Sunday, Feng and Zeng combined to beat their Australian rivals Jee Minhyung and Lay Jian Fang 3-0.

The Singaporean pair raced through the first game, winning 11-1, before winning the closer second game 11-8.

They quickly moved into the lead in the third game and never looked back as they closed it out 11-8.

Feng Tianwei and Zeng Jian on the podium after their victory in the women's doubles final at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. (Photo: Commonwealth Games Singapore/Andy Chua)
Feng Tianwei and Zeng Jian with their gold medals after winning the women's doubles final at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. (Photo: Commonwealth Games Singapore/Andy Chua)
Feng Tianwei and Zeng Jian with the Australian and Welsh teams that finished second and third in the women's doubles event at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. (Photo: Commonwealth Games Singapore/Andy Chua)

The result means that Feng has had a hand in all three of Singapore’s table tennis golds in Birmingham, adding the doubles crown to her singles and team golds.

She is now Singapore's most successful Commonwealth Games athlete, having claimed a total of nine golds, three silvers and a bronze since her first Games in 2010.

Feng's overall medal tally also makes her the most decorated table tennis player at the Games, the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) said in a media release on Monday.

With her three gold medals in Birmingham, Feng Tianwei has become Singapore's most successful Commonwealth Games athlete. Here are the 13 medals she's won since her first Games in 2010. (Graphic: CNA/Rafa Estrada)

Earlier on Monday, Singapore's Wong Xin Ru and Zhou Jingyi missed out on the women's doubles bronze after they fell to a 3-1 defeat against Charlotte Carey and Anna Hursey of Wales.

Feng and Zeng's gold is Singapore’s fourth overall at this year’s games, coming shortly after Terry Hee and Jessica Tan took home the badminton mixed doubles title.

Catch the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games LIVE on meWATCH. Sign in now at www.mewatch.sg/cwg2022 and get into the action with Mediacorp. Or catch highlights on Mediacorp Entertainment on YouTube.

Source: CNA/kg(ac)

Advertisement

Also worth reading

Advertisement