Monday, July 30, 2012


The Olympic hopes of mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying evaporated into thin air when the succumbed to a second consecutive defeat, this time at the hands of the number two seeds Xu Chen/Ma Jin at the Wembley Arena tonight.

It was poor performance as the Malaysians looked nervous and hardly played their normal game, succumbing to a 21-14, 21-8 defeat.

Despite the fact that the Malaysians had beaten this Chinese pair in their only previous meeting, Chan/Goh failed to get their act together.

The Chinese pair raced to a 7-3 lead and despite a fight back by Chan/Goh to reduce the deficit to 12-15, they made far too many mistakes to hand the advantage to the Chinese pair.

And try as they did to get their act together, the Chinese were too good as they took the first set 21-14.

It was the same story in the second as the Chinese pair raced to a 5-1 lead, courtesy of errors from Chan and Goh.

It was 11-3 advantage for China at the break and they never looked back as they took the second 21-8 to send the Malaysian pair out of the medal rounds.