No Olympics Gold Medal For Malaysia Yet As Peng Soon-Liu Ying Fall Short In Finals

We're still proud of you!

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Mixed double shuttlers Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying had to settle for a silver medal after failing to defeat Indonesia's Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad in the final match today, 18 August

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Peng Soon-Liu Ying lost to Natsir-Ahmad in straight sets of 14-21, 12-21 in the Riocentro, Pavillion 4.

Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia.

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Tension was running high for Peng Soon-Liu Ying as Malaysia’s first ever gold Olympic medal hangs in the balance but the pressure proved to be too much to handle for our shuttlers :(

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The Malaysian pair fell behind right from the beginning of the game, losing the first set 21-14 to the Indonesians. The duo still couldn't shake off their jitters in the second set, and committed a number of unforced errors and fell short with a score of 21-12.

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On the plus side, we won our first Olympics medal in the mixed doubles category!

And don't worry, all hope is not lost! We still have the men's doubles and men's singles to count on! Keep the faith, fellow Malaysians!

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The men's doubles team of Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong will take on Chinese pair Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan in the gold medal match on Friday, 19 August.

Lee Chong Wei will be facing his long-time nemesis Lin Dan in the men's singles semi-finals this coming Friday as well.

We still firmly believe that our shuttlers can bring home a gold medal! #IniKalilah

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