Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying

Malaysia’s Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying gunned own their opponents from Poland this evening to book a place in the semifinals of the Rio Olympics badminton tournament.

Peng Soon-Liu Ying, who are unseeded here, took just 47 minutes to beat Robert Mateusiak-Nadiezda Zieba 21-17, 21-10 to move a step closer to a medal.

They will face either China’s Xu Chen-Ma Jin or So Sung Hyun-Kim Ha Na (still playing at press time) in the semifinals.

The other semifinals battle will see topseeds Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei from China face Indonesia’s Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir.

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