Posted by Loh: The cheerleaders were there early and were warming up to prepare for the last match of the evening when their young Malaysian stars, the only ones left standing up to this SF stage, would hopefully appear to compensate them with a victory they so eagerly awaited. It seemed likely that their wish would be granted when KKK and TBH decisively showed their class to take the first game convincingly. So the cheering, the banging of the drums, the blowing of the horns and the response from the largely partisan crowd went louder and louder. But the Korean boys had other ideas. They remained stubborn and refused to give in. Instead they turned the tide on the Malaysian pair to regain the second game with a coordinated attacking force. The Koreans never looked back and continued their mounting aggression into the third and deciding game. They were already ahead by about 5 points before the interval and this gap continued thereafter even when they reach the critical 17 points mark. The Malaysians woke up a little by then to narrow the gap but it was already too late. So no Malaysians were represented in the Finals on Malaysia's home ground. Hopefully, Malaysia could regain some pride in the Thomas Cup and the Beijing Olympics.