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Aaron-Wooi Yik stun top seeds to make Olympic semis

Soh Wooi Yik (left) and Aaron Chia won their quarterfinal match in 33 minutes. (AP pic)

Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik claimed a major result at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by ending the journey of men’s doubles top seeds Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo of Indonesia in the quarterfinals.

An aggressive approach from the word go paid dividends as Aaron and Wooi Yik picked up point after point to settle the first game 21-14 in just 13 minutes.

They continued the momentum in the second game to win 21-17 and seal victory.

This is Aaron-Wooi Yik’s first win over the world No 1 pair in eight meetings.

“I can’t believe we won, especially at the Olympics. We’ve never beaten them. This is the best match of my career,” an elated Wooi Yik told the Badminton World Federation.

Aaron added: “Nobody expected this but we are satisfied with our performance. We will play with the same spirit in the next round.”

The reward for beating the favourites is a semifinal clash with either China’s Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen or Denmark’s Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen tomorrow.


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