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

Singapore shuttler Derek Wong (left) won the silver medal at the men's badminton singles final, after he lost to India's Kashyap Parupalli (centre). Taking the bronze was R. V. Gurusaidutt of India (right), who defeated England's Rajiv Ouseph in the
Singapore shuttler Derek Wong (left) won the silver medal at the men's badminton singles final, after he lost to India's Kashyap Parupalli (centre). Taking the bronze was R. V. Gurusaidutt of India (right), who defeated England's Rajiv Ouseph in the third-place match. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG 
Derek Wong plays against Parupalli from India in the badminton Men's singles final at the Emirates Arena during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Derek Wong landed a Commonwealth Games silver medal for Singapore on Sunday, after
Derek Wong plays against Parupalli from India in the badminton Men's singles final at the Emirates Arena during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. 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. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Derek Wong plays against Parupalli from India in the badminton Men's singles final at the Emirates Arena during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Derek Wong landed a Commonwealth Games silver medal for Singapore on Sunday, after
Derek Wong plays against Parupalli from India in the badminton Men's singles final at the Emirates Arena during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. 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. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Derek Wong plays against Parupalli from India in the badminton Men's singles final at the Emirates Arena during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Derek Wong landed a Commonwealth Games silver medal for Singapore on Sunday, after
Derek Wong plays against Parupalli from India in the badminton Men's singles final at the Emirates Arena during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. 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. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Derek Wong plays against Parupalli from India in the badminton Men's singles final at the Emirates Arena during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Derek Wong landed a Commonwealth Games silver medal for Singapore on Sunday, after
Derek Wong plays against Parupalli from India in the badminton Men's singles final at the Emirates Arena during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. 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. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Derek Wong plays against Parupalli from India in the badminton Men's singles final at the Emirates Arena during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Derek Wong landed a Commonwealth Games silver medal for Singapore on Sunday, after
Derek Wong plays against Parupalli from India in the badminton Men's singles final at the Emirates Arena during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. 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. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

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.

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