Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon win silver medal at Rio 2016
The pair finish second to Indonesia's Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir
[Updated 18 August 2016] Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon took home the silver medal, the best a badminton mixed doubles team from Malaysia has ever achieved at the Olympics. The pair lost 21-14, 21-12 to Indonesia's Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir, who played an undeniably strong game to sweep the gold medal.
"There was nothing that we could do as the Indonesians were in top form. Their determination to win was so great," Liu Ying told News Straits Times. Peng Soon added that "we are both happy to win the silver considering that we were glad to have just made the semi-finals." We're so proud of you two!
Malaysian badminton players Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon are the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to have reached the Olympic finals! The duo beat Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezda Zieba of Poland with a score of 21-17, 21-10 in the quarterfinals on Sunday, before defeating China's Xu Chen and Ma Jin 21-13, 21-19 at the semi-finals yesterday.
Essentially, another silver medal is already in the bag for Malaysia, though we wouldn't say no to a gold.
"We have worked a lot on our consistency and combination," Liu Ying said after their quarterfinals win. "In the Olympics, you have to be strong mentally and be confident. We are at that stage. But we are not thinking too far ahead. We just want to take one match at a time and go as far as possible."
Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon will play against finalists Indonesia's Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir tomorrow morning.
Good luck, you two!
Pasangan beregu campuran negara Chan Peng Soon (kanan) dan Goh Liu Ying meraikan kejayaan mereka bersama penyokong Malaysia selepas berjaya menewaskan beregu China Xu Chen dan Ma Jin sekaligus melayakkan mereka ke peringkat akhir selepas perlawanan separuh akhir beregu campuran sempena Sukan Olimpik Rio 2016 di Riocentro Pavilion 4, Rio de Janeiro hari ini. Mereka menang 21-12 dan 21-19. Foto oleh fotoBERNAMA #501AWANI #AstroAWANI #AWANInews #Badminton #ChanPengSoon #GohLiuYing
Also, can we take a moment to appreciate their game faces?