Badminton pair Aaron Chia-Soh Woi Yiik delivers bronze for Malaysia’s first medal at Tokyo

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Malaysia’s Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik in action during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics badminton Men’s Doubles bronze medal match against Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo July 31, 2021. — Reuters pic
Malaysia’s Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik in action during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics badminton Men’s Doubles bronze medal match against Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo July 31, 2021. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Malaysia’s top badminton men’s doubles pair Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik delivered Malaysia’s first medal at the Tokyo Olympics, with a bronze following their 17-21, 21-17, 21-14 win over Indonesia’s Muhammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan.

The duo came back from a lacklustre first set to win their first ever Olympic medal in their maiden appearance.

The world No. 9 pair are the only survivors in the badminton draw after every other shuttler, except men’s singles ace Lee Zii Jia, lost in the group stages.

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