Khan Malaythong

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Khan "Bob" Malaythong (born April 10, 1981 in Vientiane, Laos) is an American badminton player. He qualified for the U.S. badminton team as a doubles competitor at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Malaythong moved to the United States at age 8. Malaythong teamed with Howard Bach in men's doubles. Malaythong graduated from William Jefferson Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Santa Ana College.

Malaythong portrayed a Chinese badminton player in a Vitamin Water commercial starring David Ortiz and Brian Urlacher.[2]

Malaythong now currently coaches at the California Badminton Academy in Fremont, CA, along with fellow Olympian and long-time friend, Raju Rai.


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