Chan Peng Soon
|Chan Peng Soon|
Chan at the 2013 French Super Series.
27 April 1988 |
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
Chin Eei Hui
|Men's & Mixed doubles|
|Highest ranking||3 (XD) (3 July 2013)|
|Current ranking||6 (XD) (12 January 2017)|
|Chan Peng Soon|
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 breakthrough 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's partnership with Goh achieved their career high of world No. 3 from November 2012 to March 2013.
In June 2014, Lai Pei Jing was named as his new partner while Goh went on hiatus to recover from knee surgery for almost a year. Chan and Lai ranked as high as no. 48 worldwide. Chan resumed his partnership with Goh as of 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 performance throughout the Olympics champaign, 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. 
In March 2017, Chan and Goh become the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to reach the All England Open final since 1955. In the final, they were defeated by 5th seed Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong in 3 sets.
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).