Khan Malaythong

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Khan Bob Malaythong
Personal information
Country  United States
Born (1981-04-10) 10 April 1981 (age 37)
Vientiane, Laos
Residence Orange, California, United States
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Handedness Right
Event Men's doubles
BWF profile

Khan "Bob" Malaythong (born 10 April 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]

Bob Malaythong won the U.S. National Badminton Championships six times in the men's doubles event in 2003 with Tony Gunawan and in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 with partner Howard Bach. He also won one mixed doubles National title with Mesinee Mangkalakiri in 2005. Malaythong now currently coaches at the Synergy Badminton Academy in Menlo Park, CA, along with fellow Olympian and long-time friend, Raju Rai.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Pan American Games[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Riocentro Sports Complex Pavilion 4B,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
United States Howard Bach Canada Mike Beres
Canada William Milroy
20–22, 13–21 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Riocentro Sports Complex Pavilion 4B,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
United States Mesinee Mangkalakiri Canada Mike Beres
Canada Valerie Loker
20–22, 21–19, 18–21 Bronze Bronze

Pan Am Championships[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Calgary Winter Club,
Calgary, Canada
United States Howard Bach Canada Mike Beres
Canada William Milroy
13–21, 19–21 Silver Silver
2005 Bridgetown, Barbados United States Raju Rai Canada Mike Beres
Canada William Milroy
11–15, 15–8, 15–6 Gold Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Calgary Winter Club,
Calgary, Canada
United States Mesinee Mangkalakiri Canada Mike Beres
Canada Valerie Loker
11–21, 20–22 Bronze Bronze
2001 Lima, Peru United States Elie Wu Canada Keith Chan
Canada Milaine Cloutier
2–7, 7–2, 3–7 Silver Silver

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 U.S. Open United States Howard Bach United States Halim Haryanto
United States Raju Rai
21–14, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 U.S. Open United States Howard Bach Japan Tadashi Ohtsuka
Japan Keita Masuda
18–21, 11–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 U.S. Open United States Tony Gunawan Chinese Taipei Lee Sung-yuan
Chinese Taipei Lin Wei-hsiang
6–15, 15–4, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 U.S. Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan United States Howard Bach
United States Kevin Han
11–15, 15–7, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Puerto Rico Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Spain José Antonio Crespo
Spain Sergio Llopis
15–6, 15–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2002 Souther Pan Am Classic Netherlands Tjitte Weistra 11–15, 15–5, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Canadian International United States Howard Bach Japan Keishi Kawaguchi
Japan Naoki Kawamae
15–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Irish International United States Howard Bach Germany Michael Fuchs
Germany Roman Spitko
21–15, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Norwegian International United States Howard Bach Denmark Mikkel Delbo Larsen
Denmark Jacob Chemnitz
21–15, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Miami Pan Am International United States Howard Bach Canada Mike Beres
Canada William Milroy
18–21, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Canadian International United States Howard Bach Canada Mike Beres
Canada William Milroy
16–21, 21–19, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 SCBA International United States Raju Rai United States Howard Bach
United States Tony Gunawan
0–1 Retired 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 Carebaco International United States Raju Rai Canada Alexandre Tremblay
Canada Tom Lucas Picher
15–5, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 New Zealand International United States Raju Rai Japan Shuichi Nakao
Japan Shuichi Sakamoto
3–15, 15–10, 12–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Souther Pan Am Classic Indonesia Tony Gunawan Canada Philippe Bourret
Canada Alexandre Tremblay
15–4, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 U.S. International United States Mesinee Mangkalakiri United States Howard Bach
United States Eva Lee
15–13, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Southern Pan Am Classic United States Mesinee Mangkalakiri Trinidad and Tobago Bradley Graham
Jamaica Nigella Saunders
7–8, 7–5, 6–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asian Americans Going for the Gold in…". AsianWeek. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "Athletes: Bob Malaythong Bio". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 3 November 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Khan "Bob" Malaythong". Team USA. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 

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