Commonwealth Games: Malaysian commuters win mixed doubles gold as judoka Amir Daniel wins historic bronze

Malaysian commuters beat defending champions India 3-1 in the final, avenging their loss to the same opponents at the 2018 edition in Gold Coast, Australia. — photo by Bernama

Wednesday August 03, 2022 07:02 MYT

BIRMINGHAM, Aug 3 – Malaysia returned to the gold track in stunning fashion on day five of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games here today.

The national badminton team produced a spectacular performance to win the mixed team gold medal and put the Malaysian contingent on course to achieve their goal of six gold medals at the prestigious Quadrennial Games.

Commuters emerged victorious after beating defending champions India 3-1 in the final, avenging their 3-1 loss to the same opponents at the 2018 edition in Gold Coast, Australia.

Teenage judoka Amir Daniel Abdul Majeed also deserves credit for his contribution to the bronze medal in the men’s 73 kilogram (kg) category today.

Malaysia has now won three gold, two silver and three bronze medals. The other two gold medals were delivered by weightlifters on Saturday (July 30).

Australia remain atop the medal standings with 42 gold, 32 silver and 32 bronze, followed by England (31-34-21) and New Zealand (13-7-6).

After winning two golds and a silver so far, the national weightlifting team will be hoping for another medal when Muhammad Hafiz Shamsuddin hits action in the men’s 109kg category on day six (August 3). ).

At Alexander Stadium, August 3 will be the moment of truth for US-based Shereen Samson Vallabouy when she competes in the women’s 400m (m) race.

National high jumper Nauraj Singh Randhawa will also be in action. — Bernama


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