Treble Leads To Malaysia Commonwealth Youth Games Clean Sweep
After success in both
Squash Singles championships in the Commonwealth Youth
Games in Samoa, Malaysia pairings clinched the
titles in the three Doubles events today at the Tuana'imato
Sports Facility in Apia to give the Asian nation an
unexpected clean sweep of all the gold medals.
Men's singles champion
Eain Yow Ng struck gold for the second time, partnering
Andrea Lee to an 11-7, 11-3 victory over unseeded Indians
Harshit Jawanda & Velavan Senthilkumar in the Mixed
Doubles final (see presentation picture above).
The predicted Men's
Doubles final went the full distance, with top-seeded Malaysians
Mohd Farez Izwan & Marcus Wei Jie Sim ultimately
triumphing 11-8, 8-11, 11-10 over Alex Eustace & Joseph
White, the No.2 seeds from Australia (medallists pictured
But another dramatic
final brought the Women's Doubles championship to a surprise
outcome when second seeds Zoe Foo Yuk Han & Andrea Lee
survived two tie-break games to upset New Zealand favourites
Eleanor Epke & Abbie Palmer 11-10, 11-10.
The win gave
16-year-old Lee, winner of the Asian Junior Championship last
month (pictured below with fellow women's medallists), her second
gold medal of the day!
Two countries joined
the squash medals table for the first time when Marc Kalsrap
& Aidan Rowston of the Norfolk Islands claimed bronze
in the men's doubles, and Guyana pair Taylor Fernandes
& Larissa Wiltshire took bronze in the women's doubles.