Goh Liu Ying
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. Goh's dominance on the front court and brilliant skills at the net is the main reason that she has been dubbed as one of the top female mixed doubles player in many experts' opinion.
|Goh Liu Ying|
Goh at the 2013 French Super Series
30 May 1989 |
|Height||166 cm (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||56 kg (123 lb)|
|Women's & Mixed doubles|
|Highest ranking||3 (XD) (3 July 2013)|
|Current ranking||41 (XD) (22 February 2018)|
|Goh Liu Ying|
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. She has two younger brothers, Goh Qi Hao and Goh Qi Liang. She first started training in badminton at the age of 10. She enrolled into the Bukit Jalil Sports School when she was 13 years old.
Goh made her international debut in 2007. 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. 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. 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. They won the Bitburger Open by defeating Denmark's Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl.
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. 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.
Goh and Chan represented Malaysia at the 2012 Summer Olympics. They were the first ever Malaysian mixed doubles pair to qualify for the Olympics 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. In March, they clinched their first title of the year by winning the New Zealand Open. In April, they were defeated by Indonesian pair, Tontowi Ahmad and Lilyana Natsir in the final of the Malaysia Open.
Goh and Chan qualified for 2016 Summer Olympics. 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.
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. 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. In the final, Goh and Chan were defeated by 5th seed Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong in 3 sets. In April, Chan and Goh had to withdraw from semifinal of Indian Open due to Goh's injury. They later suffered first round loss to Edi Subaktiar and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja in the Malaysia Open.
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. 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. In November 2017, Goh partnered with Chen Tang Jie to win the India International Series.
|2016 Summer Olympics – Mixed Doubles|
|Group stage||Chan Peng Soon|| Bodin Isara
|Group stage|| Robin Middleton
|Group stage|| Tontowi Ahmad
|Quarterfinal|| Robert Mateusiak
|Semifinal|| Xu Chen
|Final|| Tontowi Ahmad
Southeast Asian GamesEdit
|2015||Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore||Chan Peng Soon|| Praveen Jordan
|21–18, 13–21, 23–25||Silver|
|2009||National Sports Complex, Vientiane, Laos||Chan Peng Soon|| Songphon Anugritayawon
Badminton Asia ChampionshipsEdit
|2010||New Delhi, India||Chan Peng Soon|| Yoo Yeon-seong
|21–17, 20–22, 21–19||Gold|
BWF World TourEdit
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, 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.
|2018||Thailand Masters||Super 300||Chan Peng Soon|| Dechapol Puavaranukroh
|21–15, 14–21, 21–16||Champion|
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.
|2017||All England Open||Chan Peng Soon|| Lu Kai
|21–18, 19–21, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2016||Malaysia Open||Chan Peng Soon|| Tontowi Ahmad
|21–23, 21–13, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2013||Malaysia Open||Chan Peng Soon|| Joachim Fischer Nielsen
|2012||China Open||Chan Peng Soon|| Xu Chen
|2012||Japan Open||Chan Peng Soon|| Muhammad Rijal
BWF Grand PrixEdit
|2016||New Zealand Open||Chan Peng Soon|| Zheng Siwei
|2016||Thailand Masters||Chan Peng Soon|| Zheng Siwei
|2015||Mexico City Grand Prix||Chan Peng Soon|| Choi Sol-gyu
|2015||Russian Open||Chan Peng Soon|| Yuta Watanabe
|2012||Malaysia Masters||Chan Peng Soon|| Irfan Fadhilah
|2012||Australian Open||Chan Peng Soon|| Chen Hung-ling
|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
|21–18, 15–21, 19–21||Runner-up|
|2009||Vietnam Open||Chan Peng Soon|| Flandy Limpele
BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit
|2017||India International Series||Chen Tang Jie|| Rohan Kapoor
|2015||Orleans International||Chan Peng Soon|| Mathias Christiansen
|21–11, 17–21, 19–21||Runner-up|
|2015||Polish Open||Chan Peng Soon|| Akshay Dewalkar
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