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Goh Liu Ying
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Personal information
Born (1989-05-30) 30 May 1989 (age 29)
Malacca, Malaysia
Height 166 cm (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Years active 2007
Handedness Right
Mixed doubles
Highest ranking 3 (3 July 2013)
Current ranking 8 (12 July 2018)
BWF profile
Goh Liu Ying
Traditional Chinese 吳柳螢
Simplified Chinese 吴柳萤

Goh Liu Ying (born 30 May 1989) is a Malaysian professional badminton player. She has been consistently ranked among the top 10 mixed doubles player in the world with her partner, Chan Peng Soon. Together, they were ranked as high as world No. 3. They won the silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2]

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Early and personal lifeEdit

Goh was born on 30 May 1989 in Malacca to Goh Chak Whee, a retired subcontractor and Yong Oi Lin, an accounts clerk.[3] She has two younger brothers, Goh Qi Hao and Goh Qi Liang.[4] She first started training in badminton at the age of 10.[5] She enrolled into the Bukit Jalil Sports School when she was 13 years old.[5]

Goh began dating badminton player, Ong Jian Guo when they were 19 years old. In January 2017, the couple confirmed to have broken up after nine-year relationship.[6]

CareerEdit

In 2009, Goh and Chan reached their first international tournament final at the Vietnam Open but were defeated by Flandy Limpele and Cheng Wen-hsing.[7] At the 2009 Southeast Asian Games, she won gold in women's team event and bronze in mixed doubles event.

In 2010, they came to prominence when they won the Badminton Asia Championships after defeating South Korean's Yoo Yeon-seong and Kim Min-jung in the final.[8] At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, she won the gold medal in mixed team event. In the mixed doubles event, Goh and Chan lost the bronze medal match to Chayut Triyachart and Yao Lei. At the 2010 Asian Games they lost in the first round to eventual winner, Shin Baek-cheol and Lee Hyo-jung.

In 2011, they were defeated by Indonesian pair, Tontowi Ahmad and Lilyana Natsir in the final of the Malaysia Open.[9] They won the Bitburger Open by defeating Denmark's Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl.[10]

In 2012, they became the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to reach the semi-finals of the All England Open but lost to Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir.[11] 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.[12] They gained their first ever Malaysia Open crown by beating Indonesian pair, Irfan Fadhilah and Weni Anggraini.[13]

Goh and Chan represented Malaysia at the 2012 Summer Olympics. They were the first ever Malaysian mixed doubles pair to qualify for the Olympic Games. They lost all three group matches and fails to progress to quarter-finals in their Olympics debut. In the same year, Goh and Chan won their first Super Series tournament at the Japan Open by beating Muhammad Rijal and Lilyana Natsir.[14] In November 2012, they reached the final of China Open but were defeated by top seed, Xu Chen and Ma Jin in straight sets. They were ranked 3rd in the world at their career high at the end of 2012.

In 2013, Goh decided to undergo knee surgery to fix her aggravating right knee. She underwent surgery in both her knees the following year. While she was recovering, Goh enrolled into a modelling academy and did some modelling for the sports of badminton.[15] After a total of 11-month hiatus due to recovery, Goh resumed her partnership with Chan in 2015.

They won three titles in 2015, the Polish Open, Russian Open and the Mexico Open.[16][17] At the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, they won silver after losing to Indonesia's Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto in a very tightly contested mixed doubles final.[18] Goh also won silver in women's team event.

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.[19] In March, they clinched their first title of the year by winning the New Zealand Open.[20] In April, they were defeated by Indonesian pair, Tontowi Ahmad and Lilyana Natsir in the final of the Malaysia Open.[21]

Goh and Chan qualified for 2016 Summer Olympics.[22] 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.[23] In the semi-finals, they beat China's Xu Chen and Ma Jin in straight sets to reach the final.[24]

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.[25] Despite the fact that Goh and Chan lost in the final, they made history as the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to claim an Olympic medal.

In March 2017, Goh and Chan become the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to reach the All England Open final since 1955.[26] In the final, Goh and Chan were defeated by 5th seed Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong in 3 sets after a few controversial fault calls by the umpire against them.[27] In April, Chan and Goh had to withdraw from semifinal of Indian Open due to Goh's injury.[28] They later suffered first round loss to Edi Subaktiar and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja in the Malaysia Open.[29]

In May 2017, Goh announced that she had an aggravating injury in her right shoulder and thus, she went to Halle in Germany for the surgery.[30] She spent weeks to undergo her rehabilitation in Halle before returning to Malaysia in early July when she released her autobiography entitled I am Goh Liu Ying.[31] In November 2017, Goh partnered with Chen Tang Jie to win the India International Series.[32]

In January 2018, Goh resumed her partnership with Chan and they won the Thailand Masters.[33] At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, she won the silver medal in mixed team event and the bronze medal in mixed doubles event.[34]

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

2016 Summer Olympics – Mixed doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
GS   Chan Peng Soon   Bodin Isara
  Savitree Amitrapai
21–13, 21–19 Win
GS   Robin Middleton
  Leanne Choo
21–17, 21–15 Win
GS   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
15–21, 11–21 Lost
QF   Robert Mateusiak
  Nadiezda Zieba
21–17, 21–10 Win
SF   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
21–12, 21–19 Win
Final   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
  Chan Peng Soon   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
  Chan Peng Soon   Yoo Yeon-seong
  Kim Min-jung
21–17, 20–22, 21–19   Gold

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore   Chan Peng Soon   Praveen Jordan
  Debby Susanto
21–18, 13–21, 23–25   Silver
2009 National Sports Complex, Vientiane, Laos   Chan Peng Soon   Songphon Anugritayawon
  Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
18–21, 13–21   Bronze

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[35] 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.[36]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Indonesia Open Super 1000   Chan Peng Soon   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
17–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2018 U.S. Open Super 300   Chan Peng Soon   Marvin Emil Seidel
  Linda Efler
21–19, 21–15   Winner
2018 Australian Open Super 300   Chan Peng Soon   Seo Seung-jae
  Chae Yoo-jung
12–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2018 Thailand Masters Super 300   Chan Peng Soon   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   Chan Peng Soon   Lu Kai
  Huang Yaqiong
21–18, 19–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2016 Malaysia Open   Chan Peng Soon   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
21–23, 21–13, 16–21   Runner-up
2013 Malaysia Open   Chan Peng Soon   Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
13–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2012 China Open   Chan Peng Soon   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
15–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2012 Japan Open   Chan Peng Soon   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.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 New Zealand Open   Chan Peng Soon   Zheng Siwei
  Li Yinhui
21–19, 22–20   Champion
2016 Thailand Masters   Chan Peng Soon   Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
17–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2015 Mexico City Grand Prix   Chan Peng Soon   Choi Sol-gyu
  Eom Hye-won
21–13, 23–21   Champion
2015 Russian Open   Chan Peng Soon   Yuta Watanabe
  Arisa Higashino
21–14, 21–12   Champion
2012 Malaysia Masters   Chan Peng Soon   Irfan Fadhilah
  Weni Anggraini
21–12, 21–14   Champion
2012 Australian Open   Chan Peng Soon   Chen Hung-ling
  Cheng Wen-hsing
20–22, 21–12, 21–23   Runner-up
2011 Bitburger Open   Chan Peng Soon   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–18, 14–21, 27–25   Champion
2011 Malaysia Masters   Chan Peng Soon   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
21–18, 15–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2009 Vietnam Open   Chan Peng Soon   Flandy Limpele
  Cheng Wen-hsing
23–25, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 India International Series   Chen Tang Jie   Rohan Kapoor
  Kuhoo Garg
21–19, 21–13   Champion
2015 Orleans International   Chan Peng Soon   Mathias Christiansen
  Lena Grebak
21–11, 17–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2015 Polish Open   Chan Peng Soon   Akshay Dewalkar
  Pradnya Gadre
28–26, 21–18   Champion
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

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