England miss out on badminton gold at Commonwealth Games as Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith are beaten in mixed doubles final by Singapore pair
- England missed out on a gold medal in the mixed badminton final this morning
- Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith lost to Singapore at the Commonwealth Games
- They were defeated 21-16 21-15 after storming to the final in Birmingham
- Meanwhile, England have won gold in diving and bronze in hockey today
England have missed out on a badminton gold medal at the Commonwealth Games after Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith were beaten in the mixed doubles final.
They lost 21-16 21-15 against Singapore in Birmingham after breezing through to the final, meaning they had to settle for silver again.
The pair, who are ranked tenth in the world, also won silver at the 2018 Games.
Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith won silver at the Commonwealth Games on Monday morning
The England duo came up against a strong Singapore pair in the mixed doubles final
Ellis and Smith beat Scotland on Sunday to reach the final, but came up against a spirited performance from Yong Kai Terry Hee and Jessica Wei Han Tan.
Hope is not lost for Smith however, who competes in the women’s doubles final later today.
The 30-year-old will team with Chloe Birch to take on Thailand’s Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan.
Meanwhile, England’s Noah Williams and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix won gold in the mixed synchronized 10m platform diving final, with Kyle Kothari and Lois Toulson picking up the silver medal.
England’s men also won bronze in the men’s hockey, beating South Africa 6-3.