Cheah Soon Kit

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Cheah Soon Kit
Personal information
Country  Malaysia
Born (1968-01-09) 9 January 1968 (age 49)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Handedness Right
Men's doubles
Career title(s) 14
Highest ranking 1
BWF profile
Updated on 09:43, 21 September 2013 (UTC).
Cheah Soon Kit
Traditional Chinese 謝順吉
Simplified Chinese 谢顺吉

Cheah Soon Kit (born 9 January 1968 in Ipoh, Perak) is a former Malaysian badminton player, specialised in men's doubles.

Career[edit]

He has played for Malaysia national badminton team since 1986. He had played with different pairs such as Ong Beng Teong (1986–1989), Soo Beng Kiang (1990–1994), Yap Kim Hock (1995-1998) and Choong Tan Fook (1998).

Cheah competed in badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with Yap Kim Hock. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Ha Tae-kwon and Kang Kyung-jin of Korea in quarterfinals. In the final, Cheah and Yap lost to Rexy Mainaky and Ricky Subagja of Indonesia 15-5, 13-15, 12-15, the former eventually became the national coach for Malaysia's men's doubles.

Achievements[edit]

Finals: 22 (14 titles, 8 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1988 Swiss Open Ong Beng Teong Malaysia Rahman Sidek
Malaysia Ong Ewe Chye
15-9, 15–6
Winner 1989 Swiss Open Ong Beng Teong China Zhang Qiang
China Zhou Jincan
15-9, 5-15, 15-7
Runner-up 1989 Thailand Open Razif Sidek South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Kim Moon-soo
11–15, 3–15
Winner 1991 Swedish Open Soo Beng Kiang Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
18–14, 15–7
Runner-up 1991 Thailand Open Soo Beng Kiang Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
3–15, 11–15
Winner 1992 World Cup Soo Beng Kiang Indonesia Ricky Subagja
Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
15–10, 15–11
Winner 1992 US Open Soo Beng Kiang Denmark Thomas Lund
Sweden Jens Olsson
15–9, 15–11
Winner 1992 Malaysia Open Soo Beng Kiang China Chen Kang
China Chen Hongyong
15–12, 15–7
Winner 1993 Dutch Open Soo Beng Kiang China Jiang Xin
China Yu Qi
15–4, 17–14
Runner-up 1993 World Championships Soo Beng Kiang Indonesia Ricky Subagja
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
11–15, 3–15
Winner 1994 World Cup Soo Beng Kiang Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
18–13, 2–15, 17–16
Winner 1995 Asian Championships Yap Kim Hock China Huang Zhanzhong
China Jiang Xin
Runner-up 1995 Thailand Open Yap Kim Hock China Jiang Xin
China Huang Zhanzhong
Winner 1995 World Grand Prix Yap Kim Hock Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
13–18, 15–2, 15–12
Winner 1996 Malaysia Open Yap Kim Hock Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
15–5, 15–3
Runner-up 1996 All England Open Yap Kim Hock Indonesia Ricky Subagja
Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
6–15, 5–15
Runner-up 1997 World Championships Yap Kim Hock Indonesia Candra Wijaya
Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
15–8, 17–18, 7–15
Winner 1998 Dutch Open Choong Tan Fook Sweden Peter Axelsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–11, 15–9
Winner 1998 Japan Open Yap Kim Hock Indonesia Denny Kantono
Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
15–9, 15–7
Winner 1999 Hong Kong Open Yap Kim Hock Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Halim Haryanto
15–12, 15–12
Runner-up 1999 Chinese Taipei Open Choong Tan Fook Indonesia Denny Kantono
Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
4–15, 17–14, 8–15
Runner-up 2000 Chinese Taipei Open Yap Kim Hock Indonesia Candra Wijaya
Indonesia Tony Gunawan
7–15, 7–15

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