Paddlers Javen-Karen settle for silver


Well done. Karen Lyne and Choong Javen win silver in Birmingham. - Bernama

PETALING JAYA: National table tennis players Choong Javen and Karen Lyne can certainly walk with their heads held high.

The duo fought hard to settle for silver in the mixed doubles event at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after losing to India's Achanta Sharath Kamal-Akula Sreeja in the final on Sunday (Aug 7).

Javen-Karen went down fighting 4-11, 11-9, 5-11, 6-11 at the National Exhibition Centre.

Winning silver was still a historic achievement as it was the first medal ever won by Malaysia in the mixed doubles at the quadrennial Games.

It was also Karen's second silver of the Games after being part of the women's team who finished runners-up while Javen won his first medal.

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