The victory of the national badminton men’s doubles team, Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik in defeating their opponents, Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan from Indonesia was celebrated by all when they clinched an Olympic bronze medal for the country.
Even more exciting, the victory also saw Aaron-Wooi Yik defeating the world No. 2 pair as they lost to them in the earlier group stage.
Witnessed by millions of Malaysians on TV, the success of the country’s duo in winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is a much anticipated victory at the games.
In the bronze medal match that took place at Musashino Forest Sports Plaza yesterday night (July 31), they showcased much energetic action to hit a record 17-21, 21-17, 21-14 victory.
The result was Aaron-Wooi Yik’s second win over Ahsan-Setiawan after meeting nine times, including on the Olympic stage.
The success also saw the world No. 9 duo continuing the legacy of the country’s badminton sport to bring home medals since 2008.
Malaysia has set a target of three medals via badminton, diving and track cycling in this edition with one of them being gold.
Earlier, the badminton pair made a surprise move to the semi-finals by defeating the world No. 1 doubles Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo-Marcus Fernaldi Gideon from Indonesia through a 21-14, 21-17 victory.