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Cann takes bronze but Wallwork and White are edged out
Elizabeth Cann saved her best until last as she overpowered Susan Egelstaff with a confident display to win the women's singles bronze medal play-off at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi today.
With that there was no stopping Cann as she produced one of the best wins of her career. It was just reward from a Commonwealth Games campaign where she has put in dogged performances against World No.3 Saina Nehwal and Malaysia's Wong Mew Choo.
Earlier, English National champions Jenny Wallwork and Gabby White just missed out on the women's doubles bronze medal.
The third seeds went down 21-23 21-12 21-16 to unseeded Kate Wilson-Smith and Tang He Tien of Australia as they looked to add a doubles bronze to their team bronze.
Wallwork is at least assured a mixed doubles medal when she and Nathan Robertson contest tomorrow's final.
Leeds pair Wallwork and White came back from 18-15 down in the first game and saved two game points before edging it 23-21. But the Australians hit back in the second to force a decider.
The England pair started the third game well and led 5-1 and 7-3 before hitting a bad patch as the Australians surged back to lead 15-8, helped by a run of 11 points out of 12.
Wallwork and White kept fighting and cut the deficit to first 15-13 and then 18-15 but, unlike the first game, could not turn the tables.
BRONZE MEDAL PLAY-OFFS
Men's singles: P. Kashyap (Ind) bt Chetan Anand (Ind) 21-15 21-18
Women's singles: Elizabeth Cann (Eng) bt Susan Egelstaff (Sco) 21-18 21-16
Men's doubles: Hendra Wijaya & Hendri Kurniawan (Sin) bt Chayut Triyachart & Derek Wong (Sin) 23-21 21-12
Women's doubles: Kate Wilson-Smith & Tang He Tien (Aus) bt Jenny Wallwork & Gabby White (Eng) 21-23 21-12 21-16
Mixed doubles: Chayut Triyachart & Yao Lei (Sin) bt Chan Peng Soon & Goh Liu Ying (Mas) 21-14 17-21 21-17