By Michelle Liew
Malaysian women’s doubles badminton champions of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Pearly Tan and M Thinaah do not intend to boast their success which was achieved yesterday but instead the two will remain down to earth and strive to be consistent.
Pearly insisted that they still have room for improvement after contributing Malaysia’s seventh gold medal, after upsetting the host pair of Chloe Birch-Lauren Smith, 21-5, 21-8 in the finals on Monday.
“I am very happy and proud to be able to allow my country to resound for the second time here. We cannot be too swayed by today’s success and will continue to fight in the next tournament,” she said.
Thinaah believes that the gold medal won by them in Birmingham will definitely increase their confidence to perform in the upcoming tournament. She also thanked her family members, coaches, teammates and fans who always gave solid support throughout their struggle at the Games.
Earlier, national men’s singles player Ng Tze Yong won the silver medal after losing to India’s Lakshya Sen 21-19, 9-21, 16-21.
The badminton team has contributed gold through the mixed doubles, in addition to winning two bronze medals each through the men’s doubles (Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik) and mixed doubles (Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing) events.
The national contingent finished with seven golds and eight silvers and bronzes each.
The closing ceremony of the 22nd edition of the Commonwealth Games will be held at the Alexander Stadium, Perry Barr here, at 8pm local time (3am, 9 August Malaysia time).
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