TOKYO, July 31 — The wait is finally over.
National men’s doubles shuttlers Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik bagged the bronze for Malaysia’s first medal at the Tokyo Olympics after more than a week since the Games officially opened on July 23.
Aaron-Wooi Yik took 52 minutes to edge Indonesians Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan 17-21, 21-17, 21-14 in the bronze medal match at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, here, today.
The first game was closely fought as both pairs battled neck-and-neck before Aaron-Wooi Yik took an 11-9 lead at the interval.
When the game resumed, the Indonesians produced a more aggressive display to regain the lead at 12-9 and maintained their domination to eventually seal a 21-17 win.