Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games conclude

Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen and Gronya Somerville have wrapped up the Australian Badminton Falcons Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games campaign, finishing 4th in the women’s doubles competition.

In a tightly contested match that saw the second game go out to 24 – 22, Chen and Somerville were tenacious in their pursuit of the bronze medal, but it was ultimately Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith who prevailed.

Chen, who is usually a singles player, teamed up with Somerville in Birmingham, playing in only their third tournament together despite plenty of playing experience between them.

Meanwhile in other events, the men’s doubles pairs of Tran Hoang Pham and Jack Yu, as well as Jacob Scheuler and Nathan Tang finished their campaigns after been knocked out in the quarter finals, as did Chen in the women’s singles.

The men’s singles saw Ying Xiang Lin finish in the top 16, as did Lin and Somerville, Yu and Kaitlin Ea, and Pham and Anglea Yu in the mixed doubles competition.

Ea and Angela Yu also finished in the round of 16 in the women’s doubles pairs, while Tiffany Ho finished her campaign in the round of 32 in the women’s singles competition.

The individual events followed Australia’s campaign in the Team Event, which saw the team knocked out in the pool round following a series of challenging matches against India in the final round.

We congratulate and acknowledge all the Australian Badminton Falcons on their efforts at Birmingham 2022. It was a fantastic competition and we’re all very proud of your achievements.