Mei Kuan-Vivian help Malaysia surpass six-gold gold target

By On April 15, 2018

Mei Kuan-Vivian help Malaysia surpass six-gold gold target

By AJITPAL SINGH and NOR HAIRULNIZAM WAHID - April 15, 2018 @ 1:56pm

GOLD COAST: Scratch pair Chow Mei Kuan-Vivian Hoo won the all-important seventh and final gold medal for Malaysia in the Commonwealth Games as the contingent surpassed their target with a haul of 7 gold, 5 silver and 12 bronze.

The unseeded Mei Kuan-Vivian followed up Lee Chong Wei's men's singles triumph with a 21-12, 21-12 win over third seeds Lauren Smith-Sarah Walker of England in 42 minutes at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre today.

Mei Kuan was a replacement for Vivian's partner, Woon Khe Wei, who suffered a knee injury at the Asia Team Championships in February. They only played in one tournament prior to the games.


The unseeded Mei Kuan-Vivian followed up Lee Chong Wei's men's singles tri umph with a 21-12, 21-12 win over third seeds Lauren Smith-Sarah Walker of England in 42 minutes at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre today. (Pix by YAZIT RAZALI)

"We did really well in handling the pressure today. Mei Kuan and I kept calm and we were defensively strong," said Vivian.

"I am proud of Mei Kuan. It is her first big tournament, so I am really proud with the way she handled pressure.

"She made some mistakes at the beginning of the tournament, but she improved after every match and I hope she will learn something from this experience.รข€


Mei Kuan was a replacement for Vivian's partner, Woon Khe Wei, who suffered a knee injury at the Asia Team Championships in February. They only played in one tournament prior to the games. (Bernama photo)

On Malaysia surpassing the six-gold target, Vivian said: "We are proud to have achieved th e seventh gold for the country.

"Although badminton did not do as well as expected, everyone did their best. I hope the fans will keep supporting us," said Vivian, who won the doubles title with Khe Wei in 2014 (Glasgow).


On Malaysia surpassing the six-gold target, Vivian said: "We are proud to have achieved the seventh gold for the country. (Pix by YAZIT RAZALI)

Mei Kuan said: "My seniors here taught me many things. It is a dream to win a Commonwealth Games title as I did not expect to be in the squad.

"I just did my best. Vivian told me that as long I do well, results would come, and I just used her advice as a source of motivation in the tournament," added Mei Kuan.

Source: Google News Malaysia | Netizen 24 Malaysia

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