Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Malaysians Scupper Hopes of More Gold

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Malaysians Scupper Hopes of More Gold

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ENGLAND won three badminton silvers and one netball bronze while Wales claimed a silver in the rhythmic gymnastics on the final day of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

England were hoping to add to their gold medal tally on day 11 but the Malaysians had other ideas.

Nathan Robertson (pictured below) and Jenny Wallwork went down in the mixed doubles final, Rajiv Ouseph lost to world number one Chong Wei Lee in the men's singles and Robertson and Anthony Clark were beaten by Kien Keat Koo and Boon Heong Koo. "Two silvers today - personally I am very satisfied with that," said Robertson.

India moved level on gold medals with England when Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa beat Singapore pair Shinta Mulia and Yao Lei and. When Saina Nehwal beat Wong New Choo in the women's singles final, India had secured 38 golds to England's 37 to claim second place in the Games medals table behind Australia with England in third place.

Francesca Jones secured a silver medal for Wales in the women's hoops final.

Jones scored 24.750 points to finish behind Malaysian gold medal winner Elaine Koon who scored 25. …

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