Peng Soon, Liu Ying disbanding partnership


Mixed doubles pair Peng Soon and Liu Ying have decided to end their 13-year partnershp. - SS KANESAN/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Rio Olympics mixed doubles silver medallists Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying have decided to part ways after a glorious 13-year partnership.

Peng Soon, 33, took to social media to announce their decision on Monday (Dec 6).

"Last week's World Tour Finals (which they made the semi-finals) was my last match with Liu Ying," he wrote.

"I felt heavy-hearted, it wasn't an easy decision. After all, we have been playing together for 13 years.

"We fail together, we succeed together, we grow together," he said.

The announcement came just after Liu Ying said the pair would not play in the World Championships in Huelva, Spain, citing fatigue as the reason.

Peng Soon and Liu Ying first paired up in 2009 and are considered as the country's first-ever full-fledged mixed doubles combination.

The duo won 12 titles together and were once ranked as high as world No. 3 in 2013.

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