So close yet so far.
World No 1 doubles pair Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong failed to rewrite history after losing 18-21, 21-18, 21-14 to Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng of China in the World Championships men's doubles final that just ended.
Former internationals Cheah Soon Kit-Yap Kim Hock were the last Malaysians to make it to the final of the 1997 Glasgow edition before losing 8-15, 18-17, 15-7 to Indonesia's Sigit Budiarto-Candra Wijaya.
Read today's The Malay Mail for the latest
HD says: Many had thought KKK-TBH would not even make it through the quarter finals (against South Koreans Jung Jae Sung-Lee Yong Dae). Yet, they proved their critics wrong. Tough luck, bros.