As they steal gold from China, an Indonesian badminton couple collapses to the floor in joy.
The Indonesian badminton duo burst into unrestrained emotions of delight after destroying China’s dreams of winning the Olympic gold medal in the final.
With an impressive triumph over China in the women’s doubles final, Greysia Polli and Apriyani Rahayu won the first ever Olympic Gold for an unseeded badminton pair. As they demolished China’s Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan in consecutive sets of 21-19 and 21-15 in Tokyo, the two were overtaken with excitement and emotion and dropped in uncontrollable sobs on the floor.
Tensions rose as the two awaited a contested judgment on whether a shot fired by China landed in or out of the court. Click here to get Sony’s PS5 Digital console at Argos Tensions rose as the duo awaited a contested decision on whether a shot fired by China landed in or out of the court.
If the shutllecock was out of play, Indonesia would win gold, and China stared on, as if they had already accepted that the shot was out.
The shot was judged out of play after analysis, and Indonesia was awarded one gold medal.
The ecstatic couple can then be seen collapsing and bursting into tears as they celebrate a historic victory over fierce rivals China.
“What a spectacular victory in the women’s doubles discipline!” exclaimed the announcer.
“The first unseeded pair to win Olympic Gold in women’s doubles.”
“And now, in all five categories, Indonesian athletes have won gold medals in olympic contests!
” “A accomplishment that has only been accomplished by China in the past!
“The happiness is amazing!
” As they collapse into their coaches’ arms, the pair can be heard screaming their heads off in delight.
Following the celebrations, the duo were awarded a gold medal, capping a historic Olympic event for the sport.
Indonesia’s national sport is badminton.
Since the Olympics began 30 years ago, the country has routinely won medals in badminton.
Earlier, Kim Soyeong and Kong Heeyong, Korea’s world number five pair, won bronze in the women’s doubles.