Indonesia Beat Malaysia For Mixed Doubles Gold

Indonesia’s ahmad tontowi and liliyana natsir stomped on malaysia’s dreams of a maiden olympic gold medal at the badminton by hammering chan peng soon and goh liu ying in the mixed double final. The world number three pairing pounced all over the malaysians from the first point at the riocentro and never dropped the pressure in the 21-14 21-12 win. Tontowi and natsir captured their delegation’s first gold of the rio games and seventh in olympic badminton, closing out the match when goh netted the last shuttlecock. Malaysia have waited 52 years for an olympic champion but their hopes of breaking the drought were extinguished in just 44 minutes by the rampant indonesians. There was also real drama in the final of the women’s 38kg wrestling event. Japan’s eri tosaka, the reigning world champion, edged out world number one mariya stadnik of azerbaijan in a dramatic finish. With seconds left of the clock, stadnik was leading 2-1 before a last minute move by tosaka scored her two points and clinched her victory. The bronze medals went to sun yanan of china and bulgaria’s elitsa atanasova yankova.

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