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Chan Peng Soon (born 27 April 1988) is a Malaysian professional badminton player who has been consistently ranked among the top 10 mixed doubles player in the world with his partner, Goh Liu Ying. Initially trained as a men's doubles player, Chan was switched to the newly-formed mixed doubles discipline in the Badminton Association of Malaysia with Goh named as his partner by their coach, Rexy Manaiky. Since the formation of their partnership, Chan and Goh began to make remarkable progress and became a regular mixed doubles pair in world tournaments. In 2010, they came to prominence when they became champions in the mixed doubles event at the Badminton Asia Championship. Chan and Goh clinched their first Superseries title in Japan Open in 2012 against Indonesian pair and 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 the same year, Chan and Goh became the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to reach semi-finals in All-England tournament. They also reached the final of China Open but lost to world No. 1 pair of Xu Chen and Ma Jin. En route to final, they managed to beat a few seeded pairs and their good performance were widely praised. Having achieved many good results in international tournaments, Chan and Goh were ranked as high as world No. 3. In many experts' opinion, Chan's role as a playmaker at the rear court which enables her partner, Goh to control the front court is crucial in many of their success.

Chan Peng Soon
Yonex IFB 2013 - Eightfinal - Chan Peng Soon - Goh Liu Ying — Chris Langridge - Heather Olver 37.jpg
Personal information
Country  Malaysia
Born (1988-04-27) 27 April 1988 (age 29)
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Handedness Right
Coach Jeremy Gan
Chin Eei Hui
Men's & Mixed doubles
Highest ranking 3 (XD) (3 July 2013)
Current ranking 10 (XD) (19 June 2017)
BWF profile
Chan Peng Soon
Traditional Chinese 陳炳順
Simplified Chinese 陈炳顺

In June 2014, Lai Pei Jing, who has now achieved some remarkable success in international tournaments with Tan Kian Meng, was named as his new partner while Goh went on hiatus to recover from knee surgery for almost a year. Chan resumed his partnership with Goh in 2015. Since then, they made a strong come back by excelling in the 2015 Sudirman Cup and claiming many other international titles, including the New Zealand Open and runners-up at both Thailand Masters and Malaysia Open in 2016. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Chan and Goh won the silver medal in mixed doubles event after losing to the Indonesian pair of Ahmad and Natsir in the final. However, they had shown steady performances throughout the Olympics campaign, especially in their match against the Chinese pair of Xu Chen and Ma Jin in the semifinal. Following the success of their partnership, Badminton Association of Malaysia has started developing many young players in the discipline who had performed well in international tournaments. [1]

In March 2017, Chan and Goh become the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to reach the All England Open final since 1955. In that final which was dubbed as one of the best mixed doubles matches, they were defeated by the 5th seed Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong in 3 sets.

In April, Chan and Goh had to withdraw from the semifinal of the India Open due to Goh's injury and they suffered early defeat in the following Malaysia Open. Chan was partnered with junior players Peck Yen Wei and Cheah Yee See, with whom he reached the semifinal and quarterfinal in the Indonesia Open and Australia Open respectively, whilst his regular partner, Goh Liu Ying underwent shoulder surgery in Halle, Germany and later back in Malaysia for rehabilitation from surgery.

In July, Chan and Cheah won their first title together in the Russia Open 2017, a title which Chan claimed two years ago with Goh.

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Personal lifeEdit

Chan is married to Malaysian singer, Ester Cham May May since September 2010. They have a son, Milton Chan (b. 2011) and a daughter, Hannah Chan (b. 2015).[2]

AchievementsEdit

Finals: 21 (10 titles, 11 runners-up)Edit

Outcome Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score
1 2009 Thailand Open Lim Khim Wah   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
20–22, 21–14, 21–11
2 2009 Vietnam Open Goh Liu Ying   Flandy Limpele
  Cheng Wen-hsing
23–25, 19–21
1 2010 Badminton Asia Championships Goh Liu Ying   Yoo Yeon-seong
  Kim Min-jung
21–17, 20–22, 21–19
2 2011 Malaysia Masters Goh Liu Ying   Tantowi Ahmad
  Lilyana Natsir
21–18, 15–21, 19–21
1 2011 Bitburger Open Goh Liu Ying   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–18, 14–21, 27–25
2 2012 Australia Open Goh Liu Ying   Chen Hung-ling
  Cheng Wen-hsing
20–22, 21–12, 21–23
1 2012 Malaysia Masters Goh Liu Ying   Irfan Fadhilah
  Weni Anggraini
21–12, 21–14
1 2012 Japan Open Goh Liu Ying   Muhammad Rijal
  Lilyana Natsir
21–12, 21–19
2 2012 China Open Goh Liu Ying   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
21-15, 21-17
2 2013 Malaysia Open Goh Liu Ying   Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
21-13, 21-18
2 2014 Austrian International Lai Pei Jing   Robert Mateusiak
  Agnieszka Wojtkowska
15-21, 21-15, 16-21
1 2015 Polish Open Goh Liu Ying   Akshay Dewalkar
  Pradnya Gadre
28–26, 21–18
2 2015 Southeast Asian Games Goh Liu Ying   Praveen Jordan
  Debby Susanto
18–21, 21–13, 23–25
1 2015 Russian Open Goh Liu Ying   Yuta Watanabe
  Arisa Higashino
21-14, 21-12
1 2015 Mexico City Grand Prix Goh Liu Ying   Choi Solgyu
  Eom Hye-won
21-13, 23–21
2 2016 Thailand Masters Goh Liu Ying   Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
17-21, 15-21
1 2016 New Zealand Open Goh Liu Ying   Zheng Siwei
  Li Yinhui
21-19, 22-20
2 2016 Malaysia Open Goh Liu Ying   Tantowi Ahmad
  Lilyana Natsir
21-23, 21-13, 16-21
2 2016 2016 Summer Olympics Goh Liu Ying   Tantowi Ahmad
  Lilyana Natsir
14–21, 12–21
2 2017 All England Open Goh Liu Ying   Lu Kai
  Huang Yaqiong
21–18, 19–21, 16–21
1 2017 Russian Open Cheah Yee See   Keiichiro Matsui
  Akane Araki
11–8, 13–11, 11–3
     Super Series tournament
     Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix tournament
     International Challenge tournament

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