Supportive Malaysians Cheer On Peng Soon And Liu Ying For Making The Nation Proud

Well done, Peng Soon and Liu Ying!

Cover image via Reuters/Regina Lee

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

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However, the highly-anticipated finals match ended with a heart-breaking loss and extended the nation's wait for a first Olympic gold

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Peng Soon-Liu Ying lost to Indonesia's Natsir-Ahmad and had to settle for a silver medal.

Malaysians were quick to rally behind their national heroes, expressing their heartiest congratulations for the pair's amazing feat at the sporting event

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 were bursting in pride over her achievements at the Rio Games.

Image via Rasul Azli Samad/NST Online

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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This epic video of people cheering hysterically in a condo is the most heartwarming thing we've seen in a while <3

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