Choong Tan Fook

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Choong Tan Fook
Personal information
Country Malaysia Malaysia
Born (1976-02-06) February 6, 1976 (age 38)
Perak, Malaysia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Handedness Left
Coach Rexy Mainaky
Men's & Mixed doubles
BWF profile
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Choong.
Choong Tan Fook
Simplified Chinese 钟腾福
Traditional Chinese 鍾騰福

Choong Tan Fook (born February 6, 1976 in Perak) is a male badminton player from Malaysia, who competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with partner Lee Wan Wah. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Pramote Teerawiwatana and Tesana Panvisvas of Thailand in the second. In the quarterfinals, Choong and Lee lost to Lee Dong-soo & Yoo Yong-sung of Korea 11-15, 15-11, 15-9.

Choong played in the 2008 Thomas Cup series (men's world team championship) for the Malaysian team. In the quarter-final, where Malaysia faced Japan, Choong paired with Koo Kien Keat to defeat Shuichi Sakamoto and Shintaro Ikeda 21-13, 21-11. However, due to illness Choong could not take part in the semi-final showdown against defending champion China which Malaysia narrowly lost 2-3.

After a six-year relationship with China's doubles star Zhang Jiewen, Choong and Zhang were married in January 2010. The wedding reception was celebrated on May 1, 2010 in Genting Highlands. They plan to take a honeymoon in Paris, where the 2010 Badminton World Championships will be held.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Venue Round
2007
2007 BWF World Championships Kuala Lumpur, MAS Semi-Finalist
2007 Asian Badminton Championships Johor Bahru, MAS WINNER
Yonex All England Super Series Birmingham, ENG Quarter-Finalist
Yonex Korea Open Super Series Seoul, KOR Quarter-Finalist
2006
Hong Kong Open Hong Kong, HKG Runner-Up
Thailand Open THA Semi-Finalist
Proton Malaysia Open Kuching, MAS Semi-Finalist
Asian Badminton Championships Johor Bahru, MAS WINNER
All England Open Birmingham, ENG Runner-Up
2005
Dutch Open WINNER
Djarum Indonesia Open Semi-Finalist
China Masters Runner-Up
2004
2004 Summer Olympic Games Athens, Greece Quarter-Finalist
Proton Malaysia Open MAS WINNER
Asian Badminton Championships Kuala Lumpur, MAS Quarter-Finalist
All England Open Birmingham, ENG Runner-Up
Swiss Open Semi-Finalist
2003
China Open Runner-Up
Hong Kong Open Runner-Up
Proton Malaysia Open Semi-Finalist
Indonesia Open Semi-Finalist
Singapore Open Semi-Finalist
All England Open Birmingham, ENG Quarter-Finalist
22nd SEA Games Hanoi, Vietnam WINNER
2002
XVII Commonwealth Games Manchester, ENG Runner-Up
Japan Open Runner-Up
2001
All England Open Birmingham, ENG Semi-Finalist
21st SEA Games Kuala Lumpur, MAS Semi-Finalist
World Championships Seville, Spain Semi-Finalist
2000
Asian Badminton Championships Jakarta, INA Runner-Up
2000 Summer Olympic Games Sydney, AUS Semi-Finalist
1999
All England Open Birmingham, ENG Semi-Finalist
World Badminton GP Finals Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Semi-Finalist
20th SEA Games Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Semi-Finalist
Singapore Open Singapore WINNER
Holland Open WINNER
1998
XVI Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, MAS WINNER
1997
Asian Badminton Championships Kuala Lumpur, MAS Runner-Up
Proton Malaysia Open Semi-Finalist
1996
Proton Malaysia Open Runner-Up
Vietnam Open WINNER

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], Paris perfect for Tan Fook's honeymoon and last fling at glory, The Star Online Sports

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