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Chan Peng Soon AMN (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
陈炳顺
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Personal information
Country Malaysia
Born (1988-04-27) 27 April 1988 (age 31)
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
HandednessRight
Mixed doubles
Highest ranking3 (3 July 2013)
Current ranking5 (30 April 2019)
BWF profile
Chan Peng Soon
Traditional Chinese陳炳順
Simplified Chinese陈炳顺

CareerEdit

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 Olympic Games.[2] 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.[3][4] At the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, they won silver after losing to Indonesia's Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto in the mixed doubles final.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8] 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 which a few controversial fault calls were made by the umpire against them. 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.

In January 2018, he resumed his partnership with Goh and they won the Thailand Masters. Chan participated in the 2018 Commonwealth Games where he won the silver medal in mixed team event. Chan and Goh reached the semifinals of the mixed doubles event before being defeated by Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock. They later acquired the bronze medal by defeating Indian pair, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa.[9]

In January 2019,he resigned from Badminton Association of Malaysia with his partner, Goh Liu Ying.He also participated in Purple League18/19 and represented Ampang Jaya Badminton Club by partnering temporarily with Shevon Jamie Lai.He was also a temporarily coach for Tan Wee Kiong and Goh V Shem.

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to a Malaysian singer, since September 2010. They have three children.

SponsorshipEdit

Since May 2019, Chan and Goh are appointed by Yobick Malaysia as their brand ambassadors.[10]

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Riocentro - Pavilion 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Goh Liu Ying   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
14–21, 12–21   Silver

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre,
Gold Coast, Australia
  Goh Liu Ying   Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
  Ashwini Ponnappa
21–19, 21–19   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Siri Fort Indoor Stadium, New Delhi, India   Goh Liu Ying   Yoo Yeon-seong
  Kim Min-jung
21–17, 20–22, 21–19   Gold

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Cheah Yee See   Dechapol Puavaranukroh
  Sapsiree Taerattanachai
16–21, 21–18, 21–23   Bronze (2)
2015 Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore   Goh Liu Ying   Praveen Jordan
  Debby Susanto
21–18, 13–21, 23–25   Silver
2009 National Sports Complex, Vientiane, Laos   Goh Liu Ying   Songphon Anugritayawon
  Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
18–21, 13–21   Bronze (1)

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[11] 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.[12]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 New Zealand Open Super 300   Goh Liu Ying   Praveen Jordan
  Melati Daeva Oktavianti
21–14, 16–21, 29–27   Champion
2019 Thailand Masters Super 300   Goh Liu Ying   Dechapol Puavaranukroh
  Sapsiree Taerattanachai
21–16, 21–15   Champion
2018 Indonesia Open Super 1000   Goh Liu Ying   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
17–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2018 U.S. Open Super 300   Goh Liu Ying   Marvin Emil Seidel
  Linda Efler
21–19, 21–15   Champion
2018 Australian Open Super 300   Goh Liu Ying   Seo Seung-jae
  Chae Yoo-jung
12–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2018 Thailand Masters Super 300   Goh Liu Ying   Dechapol Puavaranukroh
  Puttita Supajirakul
21–15, 14–21, 21–16   Champion

BWF SuperseriesEdit

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.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 All England Open   Goh Liu Ying   Lu Kai
  Huang Yaqiong
21–18, 19–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2016 Malaysia Open   Goh Liu Ying   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
21–23, 21–13, 16–21   Runner-up
2013 Malaysia Open   Goh Liu Ying   Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
13–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2012 China Open   Goh Liu Ying   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
15–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2012 Japan Open   Goh Liu Ying   Muhammad Rijal
  Liliyana Natsir
21–12, 21–19   Champion
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Thailand Open   Lim Khim Wah   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
20–22, 21–14, 21–11   Champion

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Russian Open   Cheah Yee See   Keiichiro Matsui
  Akane Araki
11–8, 11–13, 11–3   Champion
2016 New Zealand Open   Goh Liu Ying   Zheng Siwei
  Li Yinhui
21–19, 22–20   Champion
2016 Thailand Masters   Goh Liu Ying   Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
17–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2015 Mexico City Grand Prix   Goh Liu Ying   Choi Sol-gyu
  Eom Hye-won
21–13, 23–21   Champion
2015 Russian Open   Goh Liu Ying   Yuta Watanabe
  Arisa Higashino
21–14, 21–12   Champion
2012 Malaysia Masters   Goh Liu Ying   Irfan Fadhilah
  Weni Anggraini
21–12, 21–14   Champion
2012 Australian Open   Goh Liu Ying   Chen Hung-ling
  Cheng Wen-hsing
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
  Liliyana Natsir
21–18, 15–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2009 Vietnam Open   Goh Liu Ying   Flandy Limpele
  Cheng Wen-hsing
23–25, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series/SatelliteEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Malaysia International   Lim Khim Wah   Bodin Isara
  Maneepong Jongjit
22–20, 28–26   Champion
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
  T. Dinesh
21–8, 21–15   Champion
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

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Orleans International   Goh Liu Ying   Mathias Christiansen
  Lena Grebak
21–11, 17–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2015 Polish Open   Goh Liu Ying   Akshay Dewalkar
  Pradnya Gadre
28–26, 21–18   Champion
2014 Austrian International   Lai Pei Jing   Robert Mateusiak
  Agnieszka Wojtkowska
15–21, 21–15, 16–21   Runner-up
2006 Sri Lanka Satellite   Haw Chiou Hwee   Chetan Anand
  Jwala Gutta
10–21, 21–15, 18–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series/ Asian Satellite tournament

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chan Peng Soon - Elite". Badminton Association of Malaysia. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  2. ^ Kamles Kumar (17 August 2016). "Hunt for gold: Chong Wei through, all eyes on Malaysia's mixed doubles pair tonight". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Badminton: Chan-Goh clinch mixed doubles title at Russian Open". Astro Awani. 26 July 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying get revenge, win Mexico City GP". BadmintonPlanet.com. 20 December 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  5. ^ Clara Chong (16 June 2015). "SEA Games: Indonesia top badminton medals tally with three golds". The Straits Times. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  6. ^ Michelle Liew (28 March 2016). "New Zealand Open: Goh Liu Ying-Chan Peng Soon clinch mixed doubles victory". FourthOfficial.com. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  7. ^ Vijesh Rai (16 August 2016). "(Olympics) Shuttlers Peng Soon-Liu Ying make mixed doubles final". New Straits Times. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  8. ^ Vijesh Rai (18 August 2016). "(Olympics) Heartbreak for Malaysia as gold slips through Liu Ying-Peng Soon's grasp". New Straits Times. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Participants: Peng Soon Chan". gc2018.com. Gold Coast 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Badminton pair made brand ambassadors of yoghurt drink". The Star. 28 May 2019.
  11. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
  13. ^ Rajes Paul (10 September 2017). "Chong Wei all fired up". The Star. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".

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