Commonwealth Games: Derek Wong makes history in reaching men's singles final

Singapore's Derek Wong in action at the Emirates Arena during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. -- PHOTO: AFP
Singapore's Derek Wong in action at the Emirates Arena during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. -- PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE'S top male badminton player Derek Wong reach the men's singles final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Saturday, after beating India's R. V. Gurusaidutt 16-21, 21-19, 21-15 at the Emirates Arena.

With the win, the 25-year-old is assured of becoming Singapore's first-ever medallist in the Commonwealth Games men's singles event.

In tomorrow's final, he will face another Indian player, Kashyap Parupalli, who defeated England's Rajiv Ouseph 18-21, 21-17, 21-18 in the other semi-final.

Wong, a bronze medallist at the 2011 SEA Games, comes from a badminton-playing family. His dad Wong Shoon Keat was Singapore's last SEA Games men's singles gold medallist in 1983.

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