Choong Tan Fook

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Choong Tan Fook
Personal information
Country Malaysia Malaysia
Born (1976-02-06) 6 February 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
Traditional Chinese 鍾騰福
Simplified Chinese 钟腾福

Choong Tan Fook (born 6 February 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 1 May 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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