Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong into All England quarters

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Malaysians Tan Boon Heong (L) and Koo Kien Keat pose with their winners' trophies 11 March 2007 after winning the men's doubles final against Chinese Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng during the All England Badminton Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. (photo: GettyImages)

Birmingham: After finding mixed results on Wednesday, the Malaysian camp ended Thursday by pulling off some big upsets at the 2016 All England championships.Malaysians Tan Boon Heong (L) and Koo Kien Keat pose with their winners' trophies 11 March 2007 after winning the men's doubles final against Chinese Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng during the All England Badminton Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. (photo: GettyImages)

Former World No. 1 pair and current World No. 17 Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong produced a stunning display to secure a quarter-final berth by defeating second seeds Mohd Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia 21-15, 15-21, 21-17.

Their compatriots, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong also followed in the footsteps of Koo/Tan by claiming an impressive win against China’s No. 5 seeds Chai Biao-Hong Wei 17-21, 24-22, 23-21 in 73 minutes.

Despite the good news, these two pairs who are in the hunt for a spot in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August are going to face each other in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Koo/Tan are no stranger to All England because they’ve won the tournament in 2007 while Goh/Tan have never won in this prestigious tournament.

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