New world champions Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik joked they would want every tournament played in Tokyo after the Malaysians made history by carving their name on the BWF World Championships men’s doubles title.

“Last year we got the bronze medal in Tokyo. This year we got gold for the World Championships in Tokyo too. Tokyo is a lucky place for us. I hope every tournament will be played in Tokyo too!” joked the pair after the win.

Chia-Soh captured their first major trophy as a pair after taking down three-time world champions Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan 21-19, 21-14 in a showcase of magnificent defence and deadly counter-attacking.

In doing so, they also replicated their Tokyo Olympics success over the Indonesians when they pipped them to bronze last year.

Winning gold also finally ended the semi-finals jinx for the world number six pair — they had reached five semi-finals before crashing out this year.

When they did reach a final at the Badminton Asia Championships, they were closed out in straight games.

“Aaron and I had partnered for around four years, and this is a really good boost for us. We have worked hard for it, despite many losses in the semi-finals and final previously. Finally, we got it. It’s like a dream, a dream to be the world champion,” added Soh.

Ahsan and Hendra admitted the Malaysians were much better on the day.

“We tried to keep the attack, but the Malaysians were very strong in their defence. I think they changed to become more defensive and we were not ready to counter the attacks,” they said.

National doubles chief Rexy Mainaky, who has been critical of the pair’s inconsistency in the past, was proud that the pair fixed their deficiencies.

“There has been a change in their mindset, in their communications with each other. It proves they were doing their best to prepare for the World Championships, and it has paid off.

“They did struggle before this, especially to get past the semi-finals which drew criticism. It was a development of their mental strength to accept that and improve.

“The coaching staff also played their part by telling them they needed to do more than their rivals. The past week was spent touching on the psychological aspect.

“When they make a mistake during training, I’ll stop the session and remind them that if this continues, their fate will be the same. Before this they had never won a major title, but now they have won the biggest title of all,” he said.

Chia-Soh's success also ended a 45-year wait for Malaysia to finally produce badminton world champions.

Before this, the country had eight finalists who all failed in the final hurdle.

Chia-Soh however have to put their celebrations on ice for the time being, as they prepare for the Japan Open that begins on Tuesday.

The sixth seeds face Chinese pair Liu Yu Chen-Ou Xian Yi in the opening round.