Foo Kok Keong

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Foo Kok Keong
Personal information
Country  Malaysia
Born (1963-01-08) 8 January 1963 (age 54)
Gombak, Selangor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Years active 1982–1994
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Highest ranking 1 (1991)
BWF profile
Foo Kok Keong
Chinese 傅國強

Foo Kok Keong (born 8 January 1963 in Gombak, Selangor) is a former badminton star from Malaysia who rated among the world's best singles players from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s. Not a stylish looking player, he was noted for his quickness, stamina, and never-say-die tenacity. Kok Keong played for the Malaysian Thomas Cup (men's international) team which finished second to China in 1990, and for the team which defeated Indonesia for the world championship in 1992. His victories in individual competition included the Singapore Open and French Open singles titles in 1990, and the Asian Championships singles title in 1994. He was a runner-up in the Malaysia Open (1990, 1991), the British Commonwealth Games (1990),[1] the World Grand Prix Final (1989),[2] and the All-England Championships (1991).[3]

In 1991, Foo Kok Keong became the first Malaysian to reach the number 1 world ranking since the ranking system is implemented by the International Badminton Federation (IBF) in the 80's.


Titles (2)[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
1990 French Open Malaysia Rashid Sidek 15-11, 18-13
1990 Singapore Open China Zhao Jianhua 15-8, 10-15, 15-9

Runners-up (5)[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
1989 Japan Open China Yang Yang 2-15, 10-15
1989 Hong Kong Open China Wu Wenkai 11-15, 11-15
1990 Australia Open Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 9-15, 12-15
1990 Malaysia Open Malaysia Rashid Sidek 17-18, 6-15
1991 Malaysia Open Malaysia Rashid Sidek 4-15, 5-15


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