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Men’s badminton pair in Rio semis

Wee Keong (left) and V. Shem.

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But women’s pair of Vivian Hoo and Woon Khe Whei failed to get past quarter-finals

KUALA LUMPUR — August 15, 2016: Malaysia’s men’s doubles pair of Tan Wee Kiong and Goh V. Shem continued their good run at the Rio Olympics tonight by beating the South Korean top seeds to move into the semi-finals.

Before Rio Wee Kiong and V. Shem had lost five of their six meetings against Lee Yong-Dae and Yoo Yeong-Seong and what a time to achieve only their second success against the latter so far, scoring 17-21, 21-18 and 21-19. .

Wee Kiong and V. Shem will play China’s Chai Biao and Hong Wei next.

In the women’s quarter-finals, Vivian Hoo Kah Mun and Woon Khe Whei lost to top Japanese pair Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi of Japan 21-16, 18-21, 21-9.

Men’s doubles quarterfinal results:

V Shem; Goh/Wee; Kiong Tan (Malaysia) beat 1-Lee Yong-Dae/Yoo Yeon-Seong (South Korea) 17-21 21-18 21-19
Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge (Britain) beat Hiroyuki Endo/Kenichi Hayakawa (Japan) 21-19 21-17
Chai Biao/Hong Wei (China) beat Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov (Russia) 21-13 16-21 21-16
4-Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan (China) beat 3-Kim Ki-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang (South Korea) 11-21 21-18 24-22

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