Aaron-Wooi Yik wins world title, creating history for Malaysia

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The world No. 6 pair beat Indonesia’s former three-time world champions in straight sets.


Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has congratulated Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik for creating history for Malaysia by winning the men’s doubles title at the World Badminton Championships in Tokyo today.

He said the victory was a very meaningful gift for the country in celebrating its 2022 National Day on Aug 31.

“History has been created for Malaysian badminton. Congratulations to Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik for being the first Malaysians to emerge as world badminton champions,” he said on his official Facebook page.

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah also expressed their congratulations to Chia and Soh.

Their Majesties expressed their pride and joy at the historic success as the duo became the first Malaysian pair to become World Champions.

“The outstanding achievements of Aaron and Wooi Yik once again prove that Malaysia can produce quality and international athletes.

“It also proves that with commitment, high fighting spirit and hard work, Malaysians are able to compete and succeed at the world level,” Their Majesties said in Facebook post on Istana Negara’s official page on Sunday (Aug 28).

Their Majesties also expressed hope that this would ignite Chia and Soh’s spirit to continue training and working hard.

In the final at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, the world No. 6 pair beat Indonesia’s former three-time world champions Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan 21-19, 21-14 in 40 minutes.