Peng Soon, Liu Ying Lost In Rio Olympic Games

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 18 – Malaysian mixed doubles pair Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon lost Indonesia mixed doubles pair Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir, with 14-21, 12-21 in the Rio Olympics mixed doubles pair finals match at the Pavilion 4, Riocentro here Wednesday.

Tontowi and Natsir captured their delegation’s first gold of the Rio Games and seventh in Olympic badminton, closing out the match when Goh netted the last shuttlecock. Malaysia have waited 52 years for an Olympic champion but their hopes of breaking the drought were extinguished in just 45 minutes by the rampant Indonesians.

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