April 23, 2018
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Gold medallist Datuk Lee Chong Wei salutes during the Malaysian anthem at the medal ceremony for the men’s singles final match at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia April 15, 2018. — Reuters picGold medallist Datuk Lee Chong Wei salutes during the Malaysian anthem at the medal ceremony for the men’s singles final match at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia April 15, 2018. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak congratulated Datuk Lee Chong Wei for contributing a gold medal in the men’s single final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games today.

“Great Datuk @LeeChongWei, amazing win! Each swing of the racket has brought along the spirit of 30 milliion Malaysians! Congratulations to Malaysia’s sixth gold at #GC2018,” said the prime minister in his Twitter page.

In the match in Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre, Gold Coast, Chong Wei beat world number one player, K. Srikanth from India 19-21, 21-14, 21-14.

It is the third gold medal for Chong Wei in the Commonwealth Games edition in the men’s single after winning it in 2006 and 2010. 

Meanwhile Najib also congratulated the national women’s double, Chow Mei Kuan and Vivian Hoo, who also contributed to the country’s seventh gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

“Congratulations and thank you to our women’s double Vivian Hoo and Chow Mei Kuan, contributing Malaysia’s seventh gold! Straight sets 21-12, 21-12, great! #TeamMAS #NegarakuKebanggaanku #HebatkanNegaraku,” said Najib via his Twitter page.

The Vivian Hoo-Chow Mei Kuan team won a gold medal in the badminton women’s double event after defeating England’s Lauren Smith-Sarah Walker. — Bernama



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