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 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|
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||10 (XD) (19 June 2017)|
|Chan Peng Soon|
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. 
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.
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).