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Ashton Chen or Chen Yong Zhao (Chinese: 陈勇肇, born 9 September 1989) is a male Singaporean badminton player.[1] He was part of the SEA Games men's team that won silver medal in the 2007 edition and bronze medals in the 2009, 2011 editions. In 2012, he won the men's singles title at the Singaporean National Badminton Championships. At the BWF event tournaments, he has won the men's singles title at the 2007 Waikato and 2011 Smiling Fish Thailand International tournament, and in the men's doubles, he won the 2011 Maldives International tournament. Ashton quits the national team on 11 April 2014 after playing his final game for Singapore in the Djarum Superliga 2014 tournament.

Ashton Chen
Chen Yong Zhao
Personal information
Birth name陈勇肇
Country Singapore
Born (1989-09-09) 9 September 1989 (age 29)
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Men's Singles
Highest ranking50 (22 November 2012)
Current rankingRetired
BWF profile



BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 Singapore International   Sitthikom Thammasin 20–22, 21–8, 8–21   Runner-up
2011 Vietnam International   Lee Dong-keun 21–18, 17–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2011 Smiling Fish International   Parinyawat Thongnuam 21–17, 21–19   Winner
2007 Waikato International   Pablo Abián 21–17, 21–17   Winner

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Maldives International   Derek Wong Zi Liang   Jurgen Koch
  Peter Zauner
21–19, 21–17   Winner
2007 Waikato International   Khoo Kian Teck   Wifqi Windarto
  Afiat Yuris Wirawan
14–21, 15–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Personal lifeEdit

Chen pleaded guilty for having sexual contact with a young 13 year old girl.[2]


  1. ^ "Yong Zhao Ashton Chen". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Former national shuttler Ashton Chen intends to plead guilty to sex offences against minor". The Straits Times. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.

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