Chan Peng Soon
Chan Peng Soon (born 27 April 1988) is a Malaysian professional badminton player specialised in the mixed doubles event. He is best known for his partnership with Goh Liu Ying where they have been consistently ranked among the top 10 mixed doubles pair in the world. Chan and Goh reached their career high ranking of world No. 3 in 2013 and won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
|Chan Peng Soon
Chan at the 2013 French Super Series
27 April 1988 |
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
|Men's & mixed doubles|
|Highest ranking||3 (XD) (3 July 2013)|
|Current ranking||21 (XD) (22 February 2018)|
|Chan Peng Soon|
Early and personal lifeEdit
Chan was born on 22 May 1988 in George Town, Penang to Chan Chee Kong and Loo Leng Hua. He has a younger sister, Chan Lay Cheng and a younger brother, Chan Peng Keat. He first started playing badminton at age seven but only began training seriously when he was 12. He only completed Form Three before dropped out of school to concentrated fully on badminton. He joined the national team when he was 18.
Chan made his international debut in 2006. In July 2009, Chan won his first senior international title with Lim Khim Wah at the Thailand Open by defeating compatriot Choong Tan Fook and Lee Wan Wah in the final. In October 2009, Chan and Goh Liu Ying reached their first international tournament final at the Vietnam Open but were defeated by Flandy Limpele and Cheng Wen-hsing.
In April 2010, they became the country’s first ever mixed doubles champions in a top–flight international tournament after winning the Badminton Asia Championships by defeating South Korean's Yoo Yeon-seong and Kim Min-jung in the final. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, he won the gold medal in mixed team event. In the mixed doubles event, Chan and Goh lost the bronze medal match to Chayut Triyachart and Yao Lei.
In May 2011, they finish as runner-up to Indonesian pair, Tontowi Ahmad and Lilyana Natsir in the final of the Malaysia Open. In November 2011, they won the Bitburger Open by defeating Denmark's Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl.
In March 2012, they reached the semi-finals of All England Open before losing to eventual champion, Tontowi Ahmad and Lilyana 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.
Chan and Goh represented Malaysia at the 2012 London Olympics. They were the first ever Malaysian mixed doubles pair to qualify for the Olympics Games. They lost all three group matches and fails to progress to quarter-finals in their Olympics debut. In September 2012, Chan and Goh won their first Super Series title at the Japan Open by beating Muhammad Rijal and Lilyana Natsir. In November 2012, they reached the final of China Open but were defeated by top seed, Xu Chen and Ma Jin in straight sets.
In January 2013, they became the runner-up of Malaysia Open after losing to Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in the final. In January 2014, Lai Pei Jing was chosen as his new partner while Goh went on hiatus to recover from knee surgery. In their first international competition together, Chan and Lai reached the final of Austrian International before losing to Robert Mateusiak and Agnieszka Wojtkowska.
In April 2014, Chan briefly resume his partnership with Goh at the Singapore Open. Chan revive his partnership with Lai after Goh finally decided to undergo surgery on both her knees and will be out of action for the rest of the year. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Chan win the gold medal in the mixed team event. In the mixed doubles event, the pair lost the bronze medal match to Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier.
Chan resumed his partnership with Goh in 2015 where they won three titles that year, the Polish Open, Russian Open and the Mexico Open. At the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, they won silver after losing to Indonesia's Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto in the mixed doubles final.
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. In March, they clinched their first title of the year by winning the New Zealand Open. In April, they lost to Indonesian pair, Tontowi Ahmad and Lilyana Natsir in the final of the Malaysia Open.
Goh and Chan qualified for 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. They won their first two group stage matches but lost the third to Indonesian pair, Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir. 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. In the semi-finals, they beat China's Xu Chen and Ma Jin in straight sets to reach the final.
In the final, they had to settle for silver medal after they were beaten by Tontowi 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.
In March 2017, Chan and Goh become the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to reach the All England Open final since 1955. They were close to winning but lost to China's Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong in rubber sets. In April, they reached the semi-finals of Indian Open but were forced to concede a walkover to Zheng Siwei-Chen Qingchen after Goh fell ill. They later suffered first round loss to Edi Subaktiar-Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja in the Malaysia Open.
With Goh out of action due to injury, Chan partner Peck Yen Wei at the Indonesian Open where they reached the semi-finals. He later team up with Cheah Yee See where they reached the quarter-final of the Australian Open. In July, the pair won their first career title together at the Russia Open. At the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, he won silver in men's team and bronze in mixed doubles event. In September, Chan and Cheah reached the semifinal of the Korea Open before losing to Wang Yilu and Huang Dongping.
|2016 Summer Olympics – Mixed Doubles|
|Group stage||Goh Liu Ying|| Bodin Isara
|Group stage|| Robin Middleton
|Group stage|| Tontowi Ahmad
|Quarterfinal|| Robert Mateusiak
|Semifinal|| Xu Chen
|Final|| Tontowi Ahmad
Southeast Asian GamesEdit
|2017||Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Cheah Yee See|| Dechapol Puavaranukroh
|16–21, 21–18, 21–23||Bronze (2)|
|2015||Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore||Goh Liu Ying|| Praveen Jordan
|21–18, 13–21, 23–25||Silver|
|2009||National Sports Complex, Vientiane, Laos||Goh Liu Ying|| Songphon Anugritayawon
|18–21, 13–21||Bronze (1)|
Badminton Asia ChampionshipsEdit
|2010||New Delhi, India||Goh Liu Ying|| Yoo Yeon-seong
|21–17, 20–22, 21–19||Gold|
BWF World TourEdit
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.
|2018||Thailand Masters||Super 300||Goh Liu Ying|| Dechapol Puavaranukroh
|21–15, 14–21, 21–16||Champion|
The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.
|2017||All England Open||Goh Liu Ying|| Lu Kai
|21–18, 19–21, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2016||Malaysia Open||Goh Liu Ying|| Tontowi Ahmad
|21–23, 21–13, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2013||Malaysia Open||Goh Liu Ying|| Joachim Fischer Nielsen
|2012||China Open||Goh Liu Ying|| Xu Chen
|2012||Japan Open||Goh Liu Ying|| Muhammad Rijal
BWF Grand PrixEdit
|2009||Thailand Open||Lim Khim Wah|| Choong Tan Fook
Lee Wan Wah
|20–22, 21–14, 21–11||Champion|
|2017||Russian Open||Cheah Yee See|| Keiichiro Matsui
|11–8, 13–11, 11–3||Champion|
|2016||New Zealand Open||Goh Liu Ying|| Zheng Siwei
|2016||Thailand Masters||Goh Liu Ying|| Zheng Siwei
|2015||Mexico City Grand Prix||Goh Liu Ying|| Choi Sol-gyu
|2015||Russian Open||Goh Liu Ying|| Yuta Watanabe
|2012||Malaysia Masters||Goh Liu Ying|| Irfan Fadhilah
|2012||Australian Open||Goh Liu Ying|| Chen Hung-ling
|20–22, 21–12, 21–23||Runner-up|
|2011||Bitburger Open||Goh Liu Ying|| Thomas Laybourn
Kamilla Rytter Juhl
|21–18, 14–21, 27–25||Champion|
|2011||Malaysia Masters||Goh Liu Ying|| Tontowi Ahmad
|21–18, 15–21, 19–21||Runner-up|
|2009||Vietnam Open||Goh Liu Ying|| Flandy Limpele
BWF International Challenge/Series/SatelliteEdit
|2009||Malaysia International||Lim Khim Wah|| Bodin Isara
|2008||Vietnam International||Mohd Razif Abdul Latif|| Hong Chieng Hun
Ng Kean Kok
|21–19, 26–28, 13–21||Runner-up|
|2007||India International||Chang Hun Pin|| James Jayan
|2007||Malaysia International||Chang Hun Pin|| Khoo Chung Chiat
Mohd Razif Abdul Latif
|21–14, 11–21, 21–11||Champion|
|2006||India Satellite||Chang Hun Pin|| Sanave Thomas
K. T. Rupesh Kumar
|21–19, 8–21, 20–22||Runner-up|
|2006||Sri Lanka Satellite||Chang Hun Pin|| Mohd Razif Abdul Latif
Khoo Chung Chiat
|18–21, 21–14, 21–19||Winner|
|2015||Orleans International||Goh Liu Ying|| Mathias Christiansen
|21–11, 17–21, 19–21||Runner-up|
|2015||Polish Open||Goh Liu Ying|| Akshay Dewalkar
|2014||Austrian International||Lai Pei Jing|| Robert Mateusiak
|15–21, 21–15, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2006||Sri Lanka Satellite||Haw Chiou Hwee|| Chetan Anand
|10–21, 21–15, 18–21||Runner-up|
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- Kng Zheng Guan (15 January 2018). "Peng Soon-Liu Ying bag Thailand Masters title after long absence". The Star. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
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- "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.