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Najib Praises Badminton Mixed Doubles Pair For Entering Final

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has congratulated the
Malaysian mixed doubles badminton team that advanced to the final of the event in
the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

“Congratulations Chan Peng Soon & @gohliuying for taking #MAS to the final!
What a performance! Another step to the #Olympics #Rio2016 gold.
#KamiTeamMalaysia,” he said in a post on his Twitter account @NajibRazak today.

Malaysia confirmed at least a second silver medal at the games after the
mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying advanced to the final on

The national pair beat Xu Chen-Maj Jin of China, 21-12, 21-19 in a

Peng Soon-Liu Ying will face Tontowi Ahmad-Lilyana Natsir of Indonesia in
the final on Wednesday.

The Indonesian pair entered the final after beating China’s seeded pair of
Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei 21-16, 21-15 in the other semi-final.


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