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Career overviewEdit

Choong made his debut in Olympic Games in 2000 Sydney. Partnered with Lee Wan Wah, they advance to the semi finals stage, but lost to South Korean pair Lee Dong-soo and Yoo Yong-sung in the rubber game. The duo played in the bronze medal match against another South Korean Ha Tae-kwon and Kim Dong-moon, but lost in straight game with the score 2–15, 8–15.

In 2004 Athens, Choong and Lee had a bye in the first round and defeated Pramote Teerawiwatana and Tesana Panvisvas of Thailand in the second. In the quarterfinals, they lost to Lee Dong-soo & Yoo Yong-sung of South Korea 11–15, 15–11, 15–9.

In 2008 Beijing, Choong and Lee competed as the fourth seeded, however they lost to eventual bronze medalist from South Korea Lee Jae-jin and Hwang Ji-man in the first round with the score 22–20, 13–21, 16–21.

Choong played in the 2008 Thomas Cup series (men's world team championship) for the Malaysian team. In the quarter-final, where Malaysia faced Japan, Choong paired with Koo Kien Keat to defeat Shuichi Sakamoto and Shintaro Ikeda 21–13, 21–11. However, due to illness Choong could not take part in the semi-final showdown against defending champion China which Malaysia narrowly lost 2–3.

After a six-year relationship with China's doubles star Zhang Jiewen, Choong and Zhang were married in January 2010. The wedding reception was celebrated on 1 May 2010 in Genting Highlands. They plan to take a honeymoon in Paris, where the 2010 Badminton World Championships will be held.[1] They have two children together[2].

Choong is currently coaching the Hong Kong badminton team[3][2].

AchievementsEdit

Year Tournament Venue Round
2009
2009 Hong Kong Open Super Series Hong Kong Semi-finalist
2009 Macau Grand Prix Gold Macau Runner-up
2009 BWF World Championships Hyderabad, India First Round
2009 India Open India Winner
2008
2008 Vietnam Open Vietnam Winner
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China First Round
2008 Yonex All England Super Series England Semi-finalist
2007
2007 BWF World Championships Kuala Lumpur, MAS Semi-Finalist
2007 Asian Badminton Championships Johor Bahru, MAS WINNER
Yonex All England Super Series Birmingham, ENG Quarter-Finalist
Yonex Korea Open Super Series Seoul, KOR Quarter-Finalist
2006
Hong Kong Open Hong Kong, HKG Runner-Up
Thailand Open THA Semi-Finalist
Proton Malaysia Open Kuching, MAS Semi-Finalist
Asian Badminton Championships Johor Bahru, MAS WINNER
All England Open Birmingham, ENG Runner-Up
2005
Dutch Open WINNER
Djarum Indonesia Open Semi-Finalist
China Masters Runner-Up
2004
2004 Summer Olympic Games Athens, Greece Quarter-Finalist
Proton Malaysia Open MAS WINNER
Asian Badminton Championships Kuala Lumpur, MAS Quarter-Finalist
All England Open Birmingham, ENG Runner-Up
Swiss Open Semi-Finalist
2003
China Open Runner-Up
Hong Kong Open Runner-Up
Proton Malaysia Open Semi-Finalist
Indonesia Open Semi-Finalist
Singapore Open Semi-Finalist
All England Open Birmingham, ENG Quarter-Finalist
22nd SEA Games Hanoi, Vietnam WINNER
2002
XVII Commonwealth Games Manchester, ENG Runner-Up
Japan Open Runner-Up
2001
All England Open Birmingham, ENG Semi-Finalist
21st SEA Games Kuala Lumpur, MAS Semi-Finalist
World Championships Seville, Spain Semi-Finalist
2000
Asian Badminton Championships Jakarta, INA Runner-Up
2000 Summer Olympic Games Sydney, AUS Semi-Finalist
1999
All England Open Birmingham, ENG Semi-Finalist
World Badminton GP Finals Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Semi-Finalist
20th SEA Games Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Semi-Finalist
Singapore Open Singapore WINNER
Holland Open WINNER
1998
XVI Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, MAS WINNER
1997
Asian Badminton Championships Kuala Lumpur, MAS Runner-Up
Proton Malaysia Open Semi-Finalist
1996
Proton Malaysia Open Runner-Up
Vietnam Open WINNER

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Archived 5 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine, Paris perfect for Tan Fook's honeymoon and last fling at glory, The Star Online Sports
  2. ^ a b "Badminton: Tan Fook hopes to fulfil dream by producing world and Olympic champs | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  3. ^ "HONG KONG – Choong Tan Fook to coach National Team". www.badzine.net. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".

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