Goh Liu Ying

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Goh Liu Ying
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Personal information
Country  Malaysia
Born (1989-05-30) 30 May 1989 (age 27)
Malacca, Malaysia
Height 166 cm (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)[1]
Handedness Right
Coach Jeremy Gan
Chin Eei Hui
Women's & Mixed doubles
Highest ranking 3 (XD) (3 July 2013)
Current ranking 6 (XD) (12 January 2017)
BWF profile
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Goh.
Goh Liu Ying
Traditional Chinese 吳柳螢
Simplified Chinese 吴柳萤

Goh Liu Ying (born 30 May 1989) is a Malaysian professional badminton player who has been consistently ranked among the top 10 mixed doubles player in the world with her partner, Chan Peng Soon. Together, they were ranked as high as world No. 3. They won the silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Goh was born in Malacca to Goh Chak Whee and Yong Oi Lin.[3] She is the eldest of three siblings.[4] She first started training in badminton at the age of 10.[5] She enrolled into the Bukit Jalil Sports School when she was 13 years old.[5]

Career[edit]

Goh made her international debut in 2007.[6] In 2009, Goh and Chan reached their first international tournament final at the Vietnam Open but were defeated by Flandy Limpele and Cheng Wen-hsing. At the 2009 Southeast Asian Games, she won gold in women's team event and bronze in mixed doubles event.

In 2010, they came to prominence when they won the Badminton Asia Championships after defeating South Korean's Yoo Yeon-seong and Kim Min-jung in the final. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, she won the gold medal in mixed team event. In the mixed doubles event, Goh and Chan lost the bronze medal match to Chayut Triyachart and Yao Lei. At the 2010 Asian Games they lost in the first round to eventual winner, Shin Baek-cheol and Lee Hyo-jung.

In 2011, they was defeated by Indonesian pair, Tantowi Ahmad and Lilyana Natsir in the final of the Malaysia Open. They won the Bitburger Open by defeating Denmark's Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl.

In 2012, they became the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to reach the semi-finals of the All England Open but lost to Tantowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir. In the following month, they became the runner-up of Australia Open after losing to Chinese Taipei's Chen Hung-Ling and Cheng Wen-Hsing in the final. They gained their first ever Malaysia Open crown by beating Indonesian pair, Irfan Fadhilah and Weni Anggraini.

Goh and Chan represented Malaysia at the 2012 Summer Olympics. They were the first ever Malaysian mixed doubles pair to qualify for the Olympics Games.[7] They lost all three group matches and fails to progress to quarter-finals in their Olympics debut. In the same year, Goh and Chan won their first Super Series tournament at the Japan Open by beating Muhammad Rijal and Lilyana Natsir, 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 2013, Goh decided to undergo knee surgery to fix her aggravating right knee but the surgery was postponed. She underwent surgery in both her knees the following year. While she was recovering, Goh enrolled into a modelling academy and did some modelling for the sports of badminton. After a total of 11-month hiatus due to recovery, Goh resumed her partnership with Chan in 2015.

They won two titles in 2015, the Russian Open and the Mexico Open.[8][9] At the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, they won silver after losing to Indonesia's Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto in the mixed doubles final.[10] Goh also won silver in women's team event.

In 2016, they became the runner-up of the inaugural edition of Thailand Masters after losing to unseeded Chinese pair, Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen in the final.[11] In March, they clinched their first title of the year by winning the New Zealand Open.[12] In April, they was defeated by Indonesian pair, Tantowi Ahmad and Lilyana Natsir in the final of the Malaysia Open.[13]

Goh and Chan qualified for 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after having achieved many good results in international tournaments.[14] They won their first two group stage matches but lost the third to Indonesian pair, Tantowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir.[15] They finished as group runner-up and progress to quarter finals round. In the quarter finals, they beat Group B winner, Robert Mateusiak and Nadieżda Zięba of Poland.[16] In the semi-finals, they beat China's Xu Chen and Ma Jin in straight sets to reach the final.[17]

In the final, they had to settle for silver medal after they were beaten by Tantowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir for the second time in the tournament. Despite the fact that Goh and Chan lost in the final, they had created history of being the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to claim an Olympic medal. Since the event of Olympics Games, Goh began to draw attention from the public and media due to her good looks and wonderful net skills on court.[18]

Achievements[edit]

Finals: 15 (9 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score
2 2009 Vietnam Open Grand Prix Gold Chan Peng Soon Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
23–25, 19–21
1 2010 Asian Championships Chan Peng Soon South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
South Korea Kim Min-jung
21–17, 20–22, 21–19
2 2011 Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold Chan Peng Soon Indonesia Tantowi Ahmad
Indonesia Lilyana Natsir
21–18, 15–21, 19–21
1 2011 Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold Chan Peng Soon Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–18, 14–21, 27–25
2 2012 Australia Open Grand Prix Gold Chan Peng Soon Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
20–22, 21–12, 21–23
1 2012 Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold Chan Peng Soon Indonesia Irfan Fadhilah
Indonesia Weni Anggraini
21–12, 21–14
1 2012 Japan Open Chan Peng Soon Indonesia Muhammad Rijal
Indonesia Lilyana Natsir
21–12, 21–19
1 2015 Polish Open Chan Peng Soon India Dewalkar Akshay
India Pradnya Garde
28–26, 21–18
2 2015 Southeast Asian Games Chan Peng Soon Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Debby Susanto
18–21, 21–13, 25–23
1 2015 Russian Open Chan Peng Soon Japan Yuta Watanabe
Japan Arisa Higashino
21-14, 21-12
1 2015 Mexico Open Chan Peng Soon South Korea Choi Solgyu
South Korea Eom Hye Won
21-13, 23–21
2 2016 Thailand Masters Chan Peng Soon China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
17-21, 15-21
1 2016 New Zealand Open Chan Peng Soon China Zheng Siwei
China Li Yinhui
21-19, 22-20
2 2016 Malaysia Open Chan Peng Soon Indonesia Tantowi Ahmad
Indonesia Lilyana Natsir
21-23, 21-13, 16-21
2 2016 2016 Summer Olympics Chan Peng Soon Indonesia Tantowi Ahmad
Indonesia Lilyana Natsir
14–21, 12–21
     Super Series tournament
     Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix tournament
     International Challenge tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Goh Liu Ying". Rio 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "BAM: Mixed doubles pair not disappointing". The Star. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Champ's dad hopes prophecy comes true". The Star. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Liu Ying's Dream Of Grabbing Olympic Medal Mecomes Reality - Mother". Bernama. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Meet our female Olympians: Goh Liu Ying". Elle Malaysia. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Liu Ying GOH Profile". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Hunt for gold: Chong Wei through, all eyes on Malaysia's mixed doubles pair tonight". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Badminton: Chan-Goh clinch mixed doubles title at Russian Open". Astro Awani. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying get revenge, win Mexico City GP". BadmintonPlanet.com. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "SEA Games: Indonesia top badminton medals tally with three golds". The Straits Times. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Chan-Goh miss Thailand Masters title but secure Rio spot". The Star. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "New Zealand Open: Goh Liu Ying-Chan Peng Soon clinch mixed doubles victory". FourthOfficial.com. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "(Olympics) Shuttlers Peng Soon-Liu Ying make mixed doubles final". The Star. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  14. ^ "Peng Soon-Liu Ying: We have a medal chance at Rio Games". The Star. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "Good day for Malaysian doubles shuttlers in Rio too". The Star. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  16. ^ "Peng Soon-Liu Ying storm into Olympic Games semis in style". The Star. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  17. ^ "(Olympics) Shuttlers Peng Soon-Liu Ying make mixed doubles final". New Straits Times. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  18. ^ "(Olympics) Heartbreak for Malaysia as gold slips through Liu Ying-Peng Soon's grasp". New Straits Times. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 

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