Thursday, August 25, 2016

Malaysian Olympic badminton silver medalist & model used to be 'tomboy'

PHOTO: Malaysian Olympic badminton silver medallist Goh Liu Ying, 吴柳萤 (Wú liǔ yíng)
"When she was 12 or 13, she had short hair, not like now. Maybe you could consider her a tomboy but she still acted like a girl".
The brothers said that Liu Ying's feat did not come easy. Their family pulled together to push her into recovering from her knee surgery to winning the silver.
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SEPANG - Silver medallist Goh Liu Ying is a knockout as seen in her off-the-court photographs but her brothers remember a more rambunctious (lively) side of her growing up.

Her younger brothers, both working in the IT business, recalled childhood days of playing badminton for hours on end. And also losing terribly to their sister.

"Our mother always wanted us to play. But we couldn't beat her and by the time she was 13, she entered the Bukit Jalil Sports School. We didn't have a chance against her after that," said Goh Qi Hao, 23.



 RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAME (Badminton) - Mixed Doubles Semifinal match between GOH Liu Ying/CHAN Peng Soon (Malaysia)【WON】XU Chen/MA Jin (China), 21-12, 21-19
PHOTO: RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAME (Badminton) - Mixed Doubles Semifinal match between GOH Liu Ying/CHAN Peng Soon (Malaysia)【WON】XU Chen/MA Jin (China), 21-12, 21-19
After a long period did not go out for the badminton tournaments, Goh Liu Ying has successfully entered second round today with Chan Peng Soon in 2014 OUE Singapore Open Badminton Tournament by beating Korean pair Baek Choel SHIN & Hye Won EOM (21-17, 21-19).
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Qi Hao and another brother Goh Qi Liang, 25, brought huge bouquets for their 27-year-old big sister at the Bunga Raya Complex yesterday.

The entire family was there, too, including Liu Ying's wheelchair-bound 86-year-old grand­father who had not been to Kuala Lumpur for over three decades.

"We are all so proud of her. We never expected her to achieve so much," said Qi Liang, who is still coming to grips with the fact that his sister was now a national celebrity.



We are all so proud of her.
PHOTO: "We are all so proud of her. We never expected her to achieve so much," said Qi Liang, who is still coming to grips with the fact that his sister was now a national celebrity.
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"I mean, when she was 12 or 13, she had short hair, not like now. Maybe you could consider her a tomboy but she still acted like a girl," he said.

The brothers said that Liu Ying's feat did not come easy. Their family pulled together to push her into recovering from her knee surgery to winning the silver.

"You could see she was very fed up. It was so difficult for her. But we just kept motivating her to keep fighting, step by step.



Liu Ying's feat did not come easy.
PHOTO: Liu Ying's feat did not come easy. Their family pulled together to push her into recovering from her knee surgery to winning the silver.
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"Tonight, we are going to celebrate with a big dinner," Qi Hao said.

The brothers also thanked Liu Ying's partner Chan Peng Soon, whom they considered a close family friend, for "taking care" of her in Rio.

"They are like brother and sister," Qi Liang said.



Chan Peng Soon & Goh Liu Ying
PHOTO: Chan Peng Soon & Goh Liu Ying
Despite losing the gold to Indonesia, Malaysians said Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon are still the nation’s heroes who have made history as the first badminton mixed doubles pair to reach the Olympics final.
"Tonight, we are going to celebrate with a big dinner," said Qi Hao, her younger brother.
The brothers also thanked Liu Ying's partner Chan Peng Soon, whom they considered a close family friend, for "taking care" of her in Rio.
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Liu Ying's father Goh Chak Whee said the fact that his daughter had taken part in the Games was enough to make the family proud. The medal was merely icing on the cake.

"We never expected her to win. Her physical frame is not like other athletes, so we never expected her to do so well. We are very proud," he said.



Olympic badminton finalist Goh Liu Ying, 吴柳萤 (Wú liǔ yíng) is a stunning Malaysian model too
PHOTO: Olympic badminton finalist Goh Liu Ying, 吴柳萤 (Wú liǔ yíng) is a stunning Malaysian model too
Not only is Goh Liu Ying a world-class shuttler, she is also a stunning model.
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Malaysian Olympic badminton silver medallist Goh Liu Ying, 吴柳萤 (Wú liǔ yíng)
PHOTO: Malaysian Olympic badminton silver medallist Goh Liu Ying, 吴柳萤 (Wú liǔ yíng)
"再回头无数次也留不住走过的曾经,只能往前走,才能走向你想要的目标"
Zài huí tóu wú shù cì yě liú bù zhù zǒu guò de céng jīng, zhǐ néng wǎng qián zǒu, cái néng zǒu xiàng nǐ xiǎng yào de mù biāo
Going back to the past many times cannot bring it back, only by moving forward can we acheive our goal.
Photo: Facebook/ Goh Liu Ying 

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Malaysian Olympic badminton silver medallist Goh Liu Ying, 吴柳萤 (Wú liǔ yíng)
PHOTO: Goh Liu Ying's heartwarming post about her Olympics journey
I am Goh Liu Ying. I am the Rio Olympics badminton mixed doubles silver medalist. This makes me proud for the rest of my life.
It was heartwarming to see so many Malaysians united in support of the pair but Goh Liu Ying's Facebook post last night about her Olympics journey prove to be even more heartfelt.
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Goh Liu Ying's heartwarming post about her Olympics journey
PHOTO: Goh Liu Ying's heartwarming post about her Olympics journey
In the beginning, the goal was to perform in the group stage. Then, when we got into the semi-finals, I thought that maybe we may have a chance at a bronze medal. When we won the semi-finals, I felt like I was in a dream. Did I really win? Is this not a dream? I have dreamt for many times how great a feeling it would be to be able to stand on the podium.
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Goh Liu Ying's heartwarming post about her Olympics journey
PHOTO: Goh Liu Ying's heartwarming post about her Olympics journey
"Two years ago, for the sake of performing in the Olympics, I underwent surgery to repair both of my damaged knees.
"Standing on the podium and seeing the moment our country's flag was raised, I teared up. I could only dream of this moment, I never thought it could happen. We entered the Olympics in eighth place, there were so many opponents who were better than us."
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By The Star/ANN, Thursday, 25 Augist 2016



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