We’ve seen it happen tonight, and no true Malaysian would be able to contain themselves witnessing the grit and determination of Dato’ Lee Chong Wei’s win over his longtime rival and friend, Lin Dan, guaranteeing Malaysia another medal in the Rio Olympics.
The sheer exuberance as Malaysians celebrated is a joy to behold, and we’ve compiled some of the best reactions yet
His first video of his condominium celebrating the men’s doubles entry into the finals went viral and it looks like this condominium block is the place to be when watching the Olympics.
— Sumisha Naidu (@sumishanaidu) August 19, 2016
The corner mamak stalls were great places to be too, with screams and shouts and celebrations galore.
— Shamla Nair (@ShamlaNair) August 19, 2016
We were all glued to our screens and it didn’t matter that this was just the semi-finals.
congrats lee chong wei!! ?? bring back gold for Malaysia ?? pic.twitter.com/Cj2PBjPLSR
— fars (@nfarahaqilah_) August 19, 2016
It wasn’t all laughter and shouts. Dato’ Lee’s performance even moved some to tears, including our Minister of Youth and Sports.
— safirul (@SafirulAbuBakar) August 19, 2016
We’re so proud of you, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei! Whatever the outcome of tomorrow is, you’ve already made your nation one, in cheering with support for you. We love you and are behind you all the way.
Feature Image Credit: @Badmintonupdate on Twitter