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Silver A ‘Golden’ Min For V Shem’s Folks

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KUALA LUMPUR – A silver is worth its weight in gold for the parents of Goh V Shem.

Speaking to reporters after the close match between V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong and China’s Fu Haifeng-Zhang Nan in the men’s doubles final in Rio de Janeiro yesterday, father Ricky Goh Hor Tiam, 57, said he and his wife Ng Ley Kim, 55, only told their son to do his best in his Olympic effort.

“We asked him to try his best. We would be happy even if it was bronze.

“Of course, he would have wanted gold, but silver is good too,” Goh said positively.

Goh and Ng, who opened up their living room here to relatives, friends and the media to watch the match with them, felt V Shem and Tan had given their all and lost through a small margin.

“They played really well. The Chinese were ranked world No. 4, so it wasn’t an easy game,” said Goh. – The Star Online

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