Rio 2016: Malaysian mixed doubles create history to reach badminton final

Rio 2016: Malaysian mixed doubles create history to reach badminton final
Malaysia's mixed doubles Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying react after winning their match against Xu Chen and Ma Jin of China. - Reuters
RIO 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.