India’s Men’s Singles players – Kashyap Parupalli, Kidambi Srikanth and RV Gurusaidutt – kept on track for the quarter-finals of the Commonweath Games yesterday, reaching the last 16. Here’s a snapshot of the latest action.
BWF home page: Mercy Joseph of Kenya had contrasting fortunes yesterday, winning her Women’s Singles match against Gayle Lloyd of Guernsey (21-14 21-19) but losing her Mixed Doubles (with Patrick Mbogo) encounter to England’s Chris Langridge and Heather Olver (21-7 21-4).
New Zealand’s Oliver Leydon-Davis and Kevin Dennerly-Minturn won their Men’s Doubles match 21-10 21-7 versus Ugandan pair, Edwin Ekiring and Wilson Tukire.
Verdet Kessler of Australia lost to hometown hopeful and No.2 Women’s Singles seed, Kirsty Gilmour.
Tony Murphy of Northern Ireland claimed a hard-fought 11-21 22-20 21-18 Men’s Singles victory over Pakistan’s Muhammad Bhatti.
Lauren Smith and Gabrielle Adcock (England) were thrilled to prevail in the ‘Battle of the Brits’ – beating Scotland’s Imogen Bankier and Kirsty Gilmour, 21-13 17-21 21-18.
Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing are aiming to add Mixed Doubles glory to Malaysia’s Mixed Team gold medal.
Scottish and English fans have been out in their numbers supporting their players at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.
Scotland’s Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier celebrate their Mixed Doubles (15-21 21-14 21-14) win over Malaysia’s Goh V Shem and Lim Loo Yin.
RV Gurusaidutt is among three Indians in the last 16 of the Men’s Singles competition.
Sarah Thomas and Carissa Turner kept the Welsh flag flying in Women’s Doubles.
Michael Donohoe and Richard Cribb represented Norfolk Island in Men’s Doubles.