Malaysian shuttlers Goh Liu Ying-Chan Peng Soon are now one match away from winning an Olympic gold after beating China’s Chen Xu-Ma Jin to qualify for the mixed doubles final on Monday in Rio.
The Malaysians won The Malaysians won 21-12, 21-19. For the finals, they will be up against Indonesia’s Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir on Wednesday.
The pair first created history on Sunday by becoming the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to get to the Olympic semi-finals after a 21-17, 21-10 win over world No. 13 Robert Mateusiak-Nadiezda Zieba of Poland at the Riocentro Pavilion 4.
“We still can’t believe that we are in the final. We had dreamed of this but to have actually done it is an amazing feeling,” said Peng Soon.
“We knew we had a chance as the China pair were under as much pressure as we were. We told ourselves that we had to keep focused and minimise our mistakes.” Yiu Ling mentioned that they kept motivating one another whenever mistakes were made.
“The final will be another challenge as we lost to the Indonesians in the group stage but we will prepare well and give it our best,” said Yiu Ling.
All the best Yiu Ling and Peng Soon! 😀