KUALA LUMPUR: Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong are the new men's doubles World No 1.
The Rio Olympic Games silver medallists, moved up the BWF (Badminton World Federation) world ranking on Thursday after South Korea’s Lee Yong Dae-Yoo Yeon Seong were removed from the list.
Yong Dae, had earlier announced his retirement following the Olympics in Brazil.
An excited V Shem quickly took to social media, where he shared the updated list on his Instagram and Facebook accounts.
“I am extremely happy because I only got to know about this when I checked the list this morning.
“We were hoping to end the year on a high, but I did not expect it to happen this soon, especially since we still have the China and Hong Kong Opens to play in.
“As for now, Wee Kiong and I will remain focused on maintaining our consistency and continue to give our best,” said V Shem when contacted.
The Malaysian duo came closest to winning the Olympic gold medal, but despite two match points still fell short to China's Fu Haifeng-Zhang Nan in the final.
V Shem-Wee Kiong, however, persevered and won their maiden Super Series, when they claimed the men's doubles title at the Denmark Open last month.
The Malaysian shuttlers competing in the remaining Super Series will travel to Fuzhou on Sunday for the China Open that start on Tuesday before leaving for Kowloon for the Hong Kong Open on Nov 22-27.
V Shem-Wee Kiong are also on top of the ranking list for the World Super Series Finals in Dubai on Dec 14-18.