PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong is cheering on national badminton mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying despite their unfortunate run in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“To the mixed doubles, Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying, do not despair after yesterday’s (Saturday, July 24) defeat (against Hong Kong), continue the fight today.
“Winning and losing is normal in a competition, the most important thing is to do the best in the next match,” Dr Wee, who is Transport Minister and MCA president, wrote on Facebook on Sunday (July 25) morning.
The 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallists, however, had to rein in their dreams of entering the last-eight elimination round after losing to Germany in Sunday's match.
The world No. 7 pair went down 12-21, 15-21 to Germans Mark Lamsfuss and Isabel Herttrich in Group D at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo.
They will face China's Wang Yilyu-Huang Dongping in the final group match on Monday (July 26).