Badminton Review: Commonwealth Games
Monday, 16 April 2018
VIS’ Gronya Somerville and Setyana Mapasa swept through the first round of the Gold Coast tournament 21-3, 21-6 and progressed all the way to the semi-finals before confronting England.
Despite boasting a higher ranking than The Roses they went down 21-15, 21-15.
Gronya and Setyana then played a thrilling bronze medal match against highly ranked India before being edged out 21-19, 21-19 in a nail biter.
51… This was the number of strokes played in a rally won by Australia in the first game of the Women’s doubles bronze medal match.
Mixed Team Event (Setyana Mapasa, Gronya Somerville): 5TH
Mixed Doubles (Setyana Mapasa): 5TH
Women’s Doubles (Setyana Mapasa, Gronya Somerville): 4TH
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