Blog Posts by Lin Wenjian

  • Table tennis: Mixed day for Singapore paddlers

    S'pore's Feng Tianwei is through to the next round after an easy victory (Getty)S'pore's Feng Tianwei is through to the next round after an easy victory (Getty)

    Singapore's top paddlers Feng Tianwei and Wang Yuegu began their Olympic women's table tennis singles campaign on a winning note on Sunday night.

    Playing at London's ExCel Arena, Feng, the sixth seed, disposed of Taiwan's Chen Szu Yu 4-1 in the third round, while Wang beat France's Xian Yifang 4-0.

    Feng will next play Germany's Wu Jiaduo in the round of 16 on Monday, while Wang will meet Viktoria Pavlovich of Belarus.

    Speaking to the media after the game, Feng said she still needed to get accustomed to the arena's lighting and new television-friendly blue flooring.

    'We haven't trained too much in the competition arena, so I'm still adapting to the blue floor, because we usually train on red flooring,' she added.

    But there was bad news for the Republic in the men's singles, where Singapore's Yang Zi was dumped out in Round 2 by his lower-ranked opponent.

    Cheered on by the vociferous home crowd, Britain's Paul Drinkhall, the world No 107 scored a stunning 4-1 upset victory over the

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  • Badminton: S’pore’s Gu Juan crashes out

    Gu Juan's Olympic journey comes to an end after losing in straight sets in the round of 16 (Getty)Gu Juan's Olympic journey comes to an end after losing in straight sets in the round of 16 (Getty)

    Singapore's Gu Juan's Olympic journey has come to an end after she lost in straight sets to Chinese Taipei's Cheng Shao-chieh Wednesday in the round of 16 match on Wednesday.

    Gu fought hard against the world No. 11 but eventually lost the first set 18-21.

    Cheng stepped up a gear against Gu in the second set, winning it easily by 21-10.

    With her defeat, the world No. 17 Gu followed Singapore's top male shuttler Derek Wong and women's doubles pair Shinta Mulia Sari and Yao Lei through the exit door.

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