Ipoh Community Forums

Full Version: Malaysia’s Aaron-Wooi Yik upset Indonesia’s World No. 1 pair
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.
Malaysia’s Aaron-Wooi Yik upset Indonesia’s World No. 1 pair to book spot in men’s doubles badminton semi-finals at Tokyo Olympics

[Image: Aaron-Chia-and-Soh-Wooi-Yik-AP-290721.jpg]

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik pulled off a massive upset in the men's doubles badminton quarter-finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics today, with a scintillating straight-sets win over favourites and World No. 1 pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya from Indonesia .

The duo needed only 33 minutes to beat them and book their spot in the semi-finals tomorrow.

After winning the first set 21-14 in 13 minutes, the world No. 9 pair had a tougher time in the second set. After racing to a 16-12 lead they lost four points in a row before winning their next point to make it 17-16.

However, from then on, Chia and Soh never made a mistake and eventually won it 21-17 in 21 minutes to take the second set and book their first ever semi-finals appearance at an Olympic games.

- More -