LAST_UPDATEWed, 25 Apr 2018 2pm

Malaysian Mixed Doubles Create History To Reach Badminton Final

FilePic: ReutersFilePic: ReutersRIO DE JANEIRO: Malaysia has confirmed at least a silver medal in badminton when mixed pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying qualified for the final at the Rio Olympic Games, here, Monday.

The Malaysian pair disposed of Xu Chen-Ma Jin of China, 21-12, 21-19 in a semifinal match.

The Malaysians will meet Indonesia's Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir in Wednesday's final.

The Indonesians beat top seeds Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei, 21-16, 21-15 in the other semifinal.