HANOI: Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei and Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See have assured a gold in the SEA Games badminton competition by making it an all-Malaysian affair in the mixed doubles final.
Tang Jie-Yen Wei and Pang Ron-Yee See upstaged Indonesian opponents in their respective semi-final matches on Saturday.
Fourth seeds and world No. 29 Tang Jie-Yen Wei served the biggest upset when they fought valiantly to beat top seeds Rinov Rivaldy-Pitha Haningtyas 20-22, 21-13, 21-18 in a 63-minute match.
It was their second win against the world No. 19 after having beaten them at the 2018 Taiwan Open.
Second seeds Pang Ron-Yee See were equally on fire as they knocked out third seeds Adnan Maulana-Mychelle Crhystine 18-21, 21-16, 21-17 in another semi-finals.
Malaysia last won the mixed doubles gold through Chew Choon Eng-Chor Hooi Yee at the 1999 SEA Games in Brunei.
Yee See was unable to make it a double joy when she went down in the women's doubles with Cheng Su Hui. They duo went down 16-21, 6-21 to Benyapa Aimsaard-Nuntakarn Aimsaard of Thailand in the semi-finals.