Khan Malaythong

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Khan Bob Malaythong
Personal information
Country  United States
Born (1981-04-10) April 10, 1981 (age 35)
Vientiane, Laos
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Handedness Right
Event Men's doubles
BWF profile
Khan Malaythong
Medal record
Men's Badminton
Representing  United States
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 2007 Rio de Janeiro Men's Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Rio de Janeiro Mixed Doubles
Pan Am Badminton Championships
Silver medal – second place 2007 Calgary Men's Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Calgary Mixed Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2005 Bridgetown Men's Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2001 Lima Mixed Doubles

Khan "Bob" Malaythong (born April 10, 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]

Men's & Mixed Doubles Career performances[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Partner Opponent in final Score Event
Winner 2008 U.S. Open Grand Prix Howard Bach United States Raju Rai & Halim Haryanto Ho 21-14, 21-19 Men's Doubles
Winner 2007 Irish Open International Howard Bach Germany Michael Fuchs & Roman Spitko 21-15, 21-17 Men's Doubles
Runner-Up 2007 Miami International Howard Bach Canada Mike Beres & William Milroy 18-21, 19-21 Men's Doubles
Runner-Up 2007 U.S. Open Grand Prix Howard Bach Japan Tadashi Ohtsuka & Keita Masuda 11-21, 18-21 Men's Doubles
Runner-Up 2007 Pan American Games Howard Bach Canada Mike Beres & William Milroy 20-22, 13-21 Men's Doubles
Runner-Up 2007 Pan Am Badminton Championships Howard Bach Canada Mike Beres & William Milroy 13-21, 19-21 Men's Doubles
Runner-Up 2006 Canadian Open Grand Prix Howard Bach Canada Mike Beres & William Milroy 16-21, 21-19, 12-21 Men's Doubles
Winner 2005 Pan Am Badminton Championships Raju Rai Canada Mike Beres & William Milroy 11-15, 15-8, 15-6 Men's Doubles
Winner 2005 U.S. Open Grand Prix Mesinee Mangkalakiri United States Howard Bach & Eva Lee 15-3, 15-12 Mixed Doubles
Runner-Up 2005 SCBA Classic International Raju Rai United States Howard Bach & Tony Gunawan 0-1 retired Men's Doubles
Winner 2004 Carebaco Trinidad & Tobago International Raju Rai Canada Tom Lucas-Piche & Alexander Tremblay 15-5, 15-7 Men's Doubles
Runner-Up 2004 New Zealand Open International Raju Rai Japan Suichi Nakao & Suichi Sakamoto 3-15, 15-10, 12-15 Men's Doubles
Winner 2003 U.S. Open Grand Prix Tony Gunawan South Korea Sung Yuan Lee & Wei Hsiang Lin 6-15, 15-4, 15-5 Men's Doubles
Winner 2002 U.S. Open Grand Prix Tony Gunawan United States Howard Bach & Kevin Qi Han 11-15, 15-7, 15-7 Men's Doubles
Runner-Up 2001 Pan Am Badminton Championships Elie Wu Canada Keith Chan & Milaine Cloutier 2-7, 7-2, 3-7 Mixed Doubles

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