Bronze for bravery
It was only a bronze – but it never felt that special.It was the country’s long awaited first medal in the Games but more importantly, Aaron-Wooi Yik’s effort also saved badminton team the blushes from almost going home empty-handed for the first time since Athens 2004.
But it was the manner Aaron-Wooi Yik pulled off the stunner that deserved a standing ovation.The underdogs were down after losing the opening game against the experienced Indonesians but showed dogged determination to make a remarkable comeback for only their second win against Ahsan-Hendra in eight meetings.
Not good enough: Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan (front) and Hendra Setiawan in action against Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik during their men’s doubles bronze-medal playoff. — APThey were four points down when Ahsan-Hendra cruised to an 11-7 lead in the second game interval and many thought that it was game over for the Malaysians. headtopics.com
But Aaron-Wooi Yik proved they were made of sterner stuff when they fought back admirably to take the lead at 13-12 and hung on to seal the game.In the decider, the Malaysians took advantage of their error-prone rivals to open up a 4-1 lead and fought confidently all the way to make the biggest breakthrough in their young careers.
So it was understandable when Aaron-Wooi Yik could not hold back their tears after ending their years of training and months of pressure and expectations with their first Olympics medal.“I’m just so, so happy. I felt so much pressure in the second game,” said a relieved Wooi Yik.
“Although it wasn’t a gold-medal match, it was still the most important match of my life. Aaron and I have turned this into the best achievement of our careers.“This would not have been possible if I had not worked on overcoming my past confidence issue and weaknesses.
“I hope this is just the beginning. I want to fight for more glory.”Aaron said it was his family who had given him strength to come back strongly in the second game.“When they were leading the second game by four points, I told myself we’ve got to sustain and handle the pressure. headtopics.com
“At that time, the first thing that I was thinking of was my family.“They are the ones who give me the strength to carry on,” added Aaron, who dedicated the win yesterday to his wife Goh Mui Kee and daughters Albee Chong Rui and Alyssa Chia Shin. Read more: The Star »
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PM: Congratulations, Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik, for winning bronze in Tokyo Olympics | Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has congratulated national men’s doubles shuttlers Aaron Chia - Soh Wooi Yik for delivering the country’s first bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics . He also expressed confidence that the duo’s achievement would be a shot in the arm... Sibuk je PM Malaysia tu.. Nk tumpang popularity la tu Wait for that useless health minister to claim credit for their success…wait for it.. To PM. Congratulations to you and covid for closing parliament.
Dr Wee sends congrats to Aaron-Wooi Yik for Olympics bronze winPETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has congratulated national shuttlers Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik who won an Olympic bronze in the men's doubles competition Saturday (July 31). The star is personal newspaper of Wee? Tikus Wee The star wtf is with you and wee always. What does transport ministry got to do about badminton? Hadi also congratulated. Why don’t you report about him also?
Malaysian contingent erupts with joy at Tokyo Olympics, thanks to Aaron-Wooi Yik’s bronze | Malay MailTOKYO, July 31 — It was a Super Saturday, after all. It may have taken nine long days, but the Malaysian contingent finally got their hands on the country’s first medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games through Aaron Chia - Soh Wooi Yik in the men’s doubles badminton event. It may not be the... Sports unites us all regardless of race and religion. Wish this kind of unity could spread to all corners of the world especially here where we need it the most now.
Aaron-Wooi Yik win bronze in badminton, M'sia first medals at Tokyo gamesThe duo won in a rubber match 17-21, 21-17, 21-14. It was indeed a rough week for all Malaysians cause of this incompetent goverment. But this pair brought cheers to all Malaysians today. Congratulations.. Aaron-Woo Yik! Tahniah..Bronze pon dh syukur sgt. 🇲🇾👏🏽 Dah ade modal nk libas balik Israel tu haha Congrats 🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾
Badminton pair Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik delivers bronze for Malaysia’s first medal at Tokyo Olympics | Malay MailKUALA 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... congrats.