Emotions were running high last night, as Malaysians hoped that mixed double shuttlers Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying will deliver the long-awaited Olympic gold
However, the highly-anticipated finals match ended with a heart-breaking loss and extended the nation's wait for a first Olympic gold
Malaysians were quick to rally behind their national heroes, expressing their heartiest congratulations for the pair's amazing feat at the sporting event
We're still proud of you Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for the silver medal— أشرف احمادي (@AshraftAhmady) August 17, 2016
Goodnight for now, gotta get some sleep. The match was worth watching! Thank you Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying! ❤— ♓The Pisces♓ (@AimanSJD) August 17, 2016
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak also took the opportunity to congratulate Peng Soon and Liu Yeng for their achievements on Twitter
The pair's parents who have been supporting them from Malaysia are extremely proud of their children's outstanding accomplishment at the Games
Liu Ying's parents, Goh Chak Whee and Yong Ooi Lin, were overjoyed and all smiles as they watched their beloved daughter grabbed the silver medal for Malaysia in the Rio Games.
"To win a silver medal is already something that we can be proud of. It would have been a bonus if they had won the gold medal," Yong reportedly said.
It was the same with Peng Soon's parents who expressed their pride and commended their son for contributing a silver to the country.
"I am proud that Peng Soon eventually succeeded in fulfilling his dream of becoming a truly international badminton athlete," Peng Soon's father, Chan Chee Kong was quoted as saying by Bernama.
Meanwhile, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin shared an inspiring backstory to Peng Soon-Liu Ying's success
Thank you and congratulations, Peng Soon and Liu Ying! We are all so proud of you! <3
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