Aaron-Wooi Yik enters the All England final in style

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia’s top men’s doubles duo, Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik, successfully reached the final of the All England Badminton Championships, replicating their achievement from 2019.


In the semi-final clash at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham this morning, the former world champions defeated the Taiwanese pair of Lee Jhe Huei and Yang Po Hsuan with a score of 21-16, 21-15 in just 36 minutes.

Notably, Aaron and Wooi Yik maintained a flawless record by not dropping a single set throughout the entire Super 1000 World Tour, winning all their matches in straight sets since the initial round.

Despite securing their spot in the final, Aaron stressed that their mission is far from over as they are set to face a crucial showdown against Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto from Indonesia.

“After five years, we have once again reached the All England final. I am delighted with our performance today, but we must stay focused as there is one more match ahead of us. We will rest well and give our best in the final.

“Today, we concentrated on our game and fulfilled our roles,” he conveyed to BWF post-match.

This marks the second All England final for the world No.5 pair, with their previous appearance in 2019 where they finished as runners-up to the renowned Indonesian duo of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan.

Malaysia’s last victory in the men’s doubles category at the All England dates back 17 years ago when the iconic pair of Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong clinched the title in 2007.

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