Chan Peng Soon

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Chan Peng Soon
Yonex IFB 2013 - Eightfinal - Chan Peng Soon - Goh Liu Ying — Chris Langridge - Heather Olver 37.jpg
Personal information
Country  Malaysia
Born (1988-04-27) 27 April 1988 (age 29)
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Handedness Right
Coach Jeremy Gan
Chin Eei Hui
Men's & Mixed doubles
Highest ranking 3 (XD) (3 July 2013)
Current ranking 6 (XD) (12 January 2017)
BWF profile
Chan Peng Soon
Traditional Chinese 陳炳順
Simplified Chinese 陈炳顺
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chan.

Chan Peng Soon (born 27 April 1988) is a Malaysian professional badminton player who has been consistently ranked among the top 10 mixed doubles player in the world with his partner, Goh Liu Ying. Initially trained as a men's doubles player, Chan was switched to the newly-formed mixed doubles discipline in the Badminton Association of Malaysia with Goh named as his partner by their coach, Rexy Manaiky. Since the formation of their partnership, Chan and Goh began to make remarkable breakthrough and became a regular mixed doubles pair in world tournaments. In 2010, they came to prominence when they became champions in the mixed doubles event at the Badminton Asia Championship. Chan and Goh clinched their first Superseries title in Japan Open in 2012 against Indonesian pair and thus completed Malaysia's record of having winners in all 5 disciplines in Superseries tournaments for the sport of badminton, which not many nations have done so. In the same year, Chan and Goh became the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to reach semi-finals in All-England tournament. They also reached the final of China Open but lost to world No. 1 pair of Xu Chen and Ma Jin. En route to final, they managed to beat a few seeded pairs and their good performance were widely praised. Having achieved many good results in international tournaments, Chan's partnership with Goh achieved their career high of world No. 3 from November 2012 to March 2013.

In June 2014, Lai Pei Jing was named as his new partner while Goh went on hiatus to recover from knee surgery for almost a year. Chan and Lai ranked as high as no. 48 worldwide. Chan resumed his partnership with Goh as of 2015. Since then, they made a strong come back by excelling in the 2015 Sudirman Cup and claiming many other international titles, including the New Zealand Open and runners-up at both Thailand Masters and Malaysia Open in 2016. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Chan and Goh won the silver medal in mixed doubles event after losing to the Indonesian pair of Ahmad and Natsir in the final. However, they had shown steady performance throughout the Olympics champaign, especially in their match against the Chinese pair of Xu Chen and Ma Jin in the semifinal. Following the success of their partnership, Badminton Association of Malaysia has started developing many young players in the discipline who had performed well in international tournaments. [1]

In March 2017, Chan and Goh become the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to reach the All England Open final since 1955. In the final, they were defeated by 5th seed Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong in 3 sets.

Personal life[edit]

Chan is married to Malaysian singer, Ester Cham May May since September 2010. They have a son, Milton Chan (b. 2011) and a daughter, Hannah Chan (b. 2015).[2]

Achievements[edit]

Finals: 20 (9 titles, 11 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score
1 2009 Thailand Open Lim Khim Wah Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
20–22, 21–14, 21–11
2 2009 Vietnam Open Goh Liu Ying Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
23–25, 19–21
1 2010 Badminton Asia Championships Goh Liu Ying South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
South Korea Kim Min-jung
21–17, 20–22, 21–19
2 2011 Malaysia Masters Goh Liu Ying Indonesia Tantowi Ahmad
Indonesia Lilyana Natsir
21–18, 15–21, 19–21
1 2011 Bitburger Open Goh Liu Ying Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–18, 14–21, 27–25
2 2012 Australia Open Goh Liu Ying Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
20–22, 21–12, 21–23
1 2012 Malaysia Masters Goh Liu Ying Indonesia Irfan Fadhilah
Indonesia Weni Anggraini
21–12, 21–14
1 2012 Japan Open Goh Liu Ying Indonesia Muhammad Rijal
Indonesia Lilyana Natsir
21–12, 21–19
2 2012 China Open Goh Liu Ying China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21-15, 21-17
2 2013 Malaysia Open Goh Liu Ying Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21-13, 21-18
2 2014 Austrian International Lai Pei Jing Poland Robert Mateusiak
Poland Agnieszka Wojtkowska
15-21, 21-15, 16-21
1 2015 Polish Open Goh Liu Ying India Dewalkar Akshay
India Pradnya Garde
28–26, 21–18
2 2015 Southeast Asian Games Goh Liu Ying Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Debby Susanto
18–21, 21–13, 25–23
1 2015 Russian Open Goh Liu Ying Japan Yuta Watanabe
Japan Arisa Higashino
21-14, 21-12
1 2015 Mexico City Grand Prix Goh Liu Ying South Korea Choi Solgyu
South Korea Eom Hye Won
21-13, 23–21
2 2016 Thailand Masters Goh Liu Ying China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
17-21, 15-21
1 2016 New Zealand Open Goh Liu Ying China Zheng Siwei
China Li Yinhui
21-19, 22-20
2 2016 Malaysia Open Goh Liu Ying Indonesia Tantowi Ahmad
Indonesia Lilyana Natsir
21-23, 21-13, 16-21
2 2016 2016 Summer Olympics Goh Liu Ying Indonesia Tantowi Ahmad
Indonesia Lilyana Natsir
14–21, 12–21
2 2017 All England Open Goh Liu Ying China Lu Kai
China Huang Yaqiong
21–18, 19–21, 16–21
     Super Series tournament
     Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix tournament
     International Challenge tournament

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