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Aaron-Wooi Yik clear first hurdle in Tokyo

KUALA LUMPUR: Men's doubles Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik got their Olympic campaign off to a flying start following a superb 24-22, 21-15 win over South Korea's Choi Solgyu-Seo Seung Jae on Saturday.

The World No 9 are now one step closer to clearing Group D, and making the knockout stage with two more matches remaining.

Aaron-Wooi Yik, who have yet to win an Open tournament, will face World No 2 Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia on Monday.

Canada's Jason Anthony Ho-Shue-Nyl Yakura complete Group D.

For the doubles events, only the top two pairs from each group will qualify for the quarter-finals.

"The first game was always going to be close. There was just too much nerves.

"But once we secured the first game, we grew in confidence.

"It was a great an important win for us to get our Olympic campaign off to a good start.

"Next up is the big one against Ahsan-Hendra. Really nothing much to be said about that match. We need to just bring out our best," said Aaron.

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