Cheah Soon Kit

Cheah Soon Kit KMN BSD (born 9 January 1968 in Ipoh, Perak) is a former Malaysian badminton player, specialised in men's doubles.

Cheah Soon Kit
Personal information
Country Malaysia
Born (1968-01-09) 9 January 1968 (age 52)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Years active1986-2000
HandednessRight
Men's doubles
Career title(s)14
Highest ranking1
Updated on 09:43, 21 September 2013 (UTC).
Cheah Soon Kit
Traditional Chinese謝順吉
Simplified Chinese谢顺吉

CareerEdit

He has played for Malaysia national badminton team since 1986. He had played with different pairs such as Ong Beng Teong (1986–1989), Soo Beng Kiang (1990–1994), Yap Kim Hock (1995-1998) and Choong Tan Fook (1998).

Cheah competed in badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with Yap Kim Hock. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Ha Tae-kwon and Kang Kyung-jin of Korea in quarterfinals. In the final, Cheah and Yap lost to Rexy Mainaky and Ricky Subagja of Indonesia 15-5, 13-15, 12-15, the former eventually became the national coach for Malaysia's men's doubles.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, United States   Yap Kim Hock   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
15–5, 13–15, 12–15   Silver

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland   Yap Kim Hock   Candra Wijaya
  Sigit Budiarto
15-8, 17-18, 7-15   Silver
1995 Malley Sports Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland   Yap Kim Hock   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
8-15, 6-15   Bronze
1993 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England   Soo Beng Kiang   Rudy Gunawan
  Ricky Subagja
11-15, 3-15   Silver

World CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Jakarta, Indonesia   Yap Kim Hock   Denny Kantono
  Antonius Ariantho
11-15, 15-3, 13-15   Bronze
1995 Jakarta, Indonesia   Yap Kim Hock   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
13-18, 9-15   Bronze
1994 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam   Soo Beng Kiang   Rudy Gunawan
  Bambang Suprianto
18-13, 2-15, 17-16   Gold
1992 Guangzhou, China   Soo Beng Kiang   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
15–10, 15–11   Gold

Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Tsuru Memorial Gymnasium, Hiroshima, Japan   Soo Beng Kiang   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
10–15, 2-15   Silver

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Yap Kim Hock   Zhang Jun
  Zhang Wei
16-17, 8-15   Bronze
1995 Beijing, China   Yap Kim Hock   Huang Zhanzhong
  Jiang Xin
7-15, 15-8, 15-7   Gold
1991 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Soo Beng Kiang   Park Joo-bong
  Kim Moon-soo
7-15, 7-15   Bronze

Asian CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Beijing, China   Soo Beng Kiang   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
8-15, 7-15   Silver
1991 Jakarta, Indonesia   Soo Beng Kiang   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
  Gold

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Gymnasium 3, 700th Anniversary Sport Complex,

Chiang Mai, Thailand

  Yap Kim Hock   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
15–13, 15-9   Gold
1993 Singapore Badminton Hall,

Singapore

  Soo Beng Kiang   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
15-7, 11–15, 15–7   Gold
1991 Manila, Philippines   Soo Beng Kiang   Eddy Hartono
  Rudy Gunawan
7-15, 3-15   Bronze

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Yap Kim Hock   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
7-15, 4-15   Silver
1994 Victoria, British Columbia   Soo Beng Kiang   Chris Hunt
  Simon Archer
15-10, 15-9   Gold
1990 Auckland, New Zealand   Rashid Sidek   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
8-15, 8-15   Silver

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1988 Swiss Open   Ong Beng Teong   Rahman Sidek
  Ong Ewe Chye
15-9, 15–6   Winner
1988 Poona Open   Ong Ewe Chye   Michael Kjeldsen
  Jens Peter Nierhoff
10-15, 15-10, 6-15   Runner-up
1989 Swiss Open (2)   Ong Beng Teong   Zhang Qiang
  Zhou Jincan
15-9, 5-15, 15-7   Winner
1989 Thailand Open   Razif Sidek   Park Joo-bong
  Kim Moon-soo
11–15, 3–15   Runner-up
1990 World Grand Prix Finals   Soo Beng Kiang   Eddy Hartono
  Rudy Gunawan
6-15, 8-15   Runner-up
1991 Chinese Taipei Open   Soo Beng Kiang   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
7-15, 5-15   Runner-up
1991 Swedish Open   Soo Beng Kiang   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Thomas Lund
18–14, 15–7   Winner
1991 Thailand Open   Soo Beng Kiang   Eddy Hartono
  Rudy Gunawan
3–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1992 Chinese Taipei Open   Soo Beng Kiang   Jalani Sidek
  Tan Kim Her
15-7, 15-4   Winner
1992 Malaysia Open   Soo Beng Kiang   Chen Kang
  Chen Hongyong
15-12, 15-7   Winner
1992 Canada Open   Soo Beng Kiang   Ahn Jae-chang
  Choi Ji-tae
15-4, 15-4   Winner
1992 US Open   Soo Beng Kiang   Thomas Lund
  Jens Olsson
15–9, 15–11   Winner
1992 World Grand Prix Finals   Soo Beng Kiang   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
11-15, 6-15   Runner-up
1993 Chinese Taipei Open (2)   Soo Beng Kiang   Bagus Setiadi
  Imay Hendra
15-3, 15-12   Winner
1993 Malaysia Open   Soo Beng Kiang   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
7-15, 5-15   Runner-up
1993 Dutch Open   Soo Beng Kiang   Jiang Xin
  Yu Qi
15–4, 17–14   Winner
1995 Malaysia Open   Yap Kim Hock   Pramote Teerawiwatana
  Sakrapee Thongsari
15-5, 12-15, 5-15   Runner-up
1995 World Grand Prix Finals   Yap Kim Hock   Rudy Gunawan
  Bambang Suprianto
13–18, 15–2, 15–12   Winner
1996 Korea Open   Yap Kim Hock   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
5-15, 14-15   Runner-up
1996 All England   Yap Kim Hock   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
6-15, 5-15   Runner-up
1996 Malaysia Open (2)   Yap Kim Hock   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
15–5, 15–3   Winner
1996 US Open   Yap Kim Hock   Candra Wijaya
  Sigit Budiarto
16-18, 10-15   Runner-up
1996 Hong Kong Open   Yap Kim Hock   Denny Kantono
  Antonius Ariantho
6-15, 3-15   Runner-up
1996 World Grand Prix Finals   Yap Kim Hock   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
4-15, 9-15   Runner-up
1997 Korea Open   Yap Kim Hock   Ha Tae-kwon
  Kang Kyung-jin
4-15, 15-3, 15-5   Runner-up
1997 World Grand Prix Finals   Yap Kim Hock   Candra Wijaya
  Sigit Budiarto
15-17, 15-11, 5-15   Runner-up
1998 Japan Open   Yap Kim Hock   Denny Kantono
  Antonius Ariantho
15–9, 15–7   Winner
1998 Dutch Open (2)   Choong Tan Fook   Peter Axelsson
  Par-gunnar Jonsson
15-11, 15-9   Winner
1999 Chinese Taipei Open   Choong Tan Fook   Denny Kantono
  Antonius Ariantho
4-15, 17-14, 8-15   Runner-up
1999 Hong Kong Open   Yap Kim Hock   Sigit Budiarto
  Halim Haryanto
15–12, 15–12   Winner
2000 Chinese Taipei Open   Yap Kim Hock   Candra Wijaya
  Tony Gunawan
7–15, 7–15   Runner-up

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
  2. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".

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