“Their Majesties have both expressed a sense of joy and pride over the success which has also enhanced Malaysia’s name in world badminton,” read a post on the Istana Negara’s official Facebook page yesterday.
Aaron and Wooi Yik ended Malaysia’s 45-year wait to win the World Championships as the world number six pair defeated Indonesian duo Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra 21-19, 21-14 in the final at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Japan yesterday.
The post said Aaron and Wooi Yik’s excellent achievements proved that Malaysia was capable of producing world-class athletes.
“It also proves that with dedication, a high fighting spirit and earnest effort, Malaysians are able to compete and succeed at the world level,” read the post.
Al-Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah also expressed hope that the achievement would motivate Aaron-Wooi Yik to train and work harder to face the upcoming tournaments and be a source of inspiration for all Malaysians.
“Their Majesties wish Aaron and Wooi Yik the best of luck and continued success,” added the post. – TVS
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