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Commonwealth Games: Shuttler Derek Wong lands silver in men's singles

Published on Aug 3, 2014 8:27 PM

Derek Wong landed a Commonwealth Games silver medal for Singapore on Sunday, after he lost 14-21, 21-11, 19-21 to India's Kashyap Parupalli in the badminton men's singles final at the Emirates Arena.

Although the shuttler failed to land a gold medal, the 25-year-old still becomes the Republic's first medallist in the men's singles event.

Wong's previous singles career highlight was a bronze at the 2011 SEA Games in Jakarta.

The Singapore Institute of Management graduate is the son of 1983 SEA Games men's champion Wong Shoon Keat and former national player Irene Lee.