King, Queen congratulate winning Deaflympic badminton doubles pair

PETALING JAYA: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah extended congratulations to the country’s hearing-impaired women’s doubles badminton athletes, Boon Wei Ying and Foo Zu Tung for winning the gold medal at the 24th Deaflympic Games, in Caxias do Sul, Brazil.

Their Majesties expressed their joy and pride over the athletes’ feat, which has elevated Malaysia’s name in the international arena.

“With this historic victory, they ended the country’s 21-year wait for a gold medal at the Deaflympics Games after Zana Azizul Ujang bagged gold at the Rome Deaflympics Games, Italy in 2001,” Their Majesties said in a Facebook post Thursday (May 12).

Their Majesties also wished good luck to both athletes and prayed that they would be blessed with continued success.

The duo emerged champions after defeating the world’s number one pair from Taiwan, Fan Jung-yu and Shen Yan-ru, 21-17, 17-21, 21-15. – Bernama