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Goh Soon Huat (born 27 June 1990) is a badminton player from Malaysia.[1][2] He was the part of the Malaysia team to win men's team bronze at the Incheon 2014 Asian Games.[3][4] He switched to mixed doubles and pair up with Shevon Jemie Lai due to the lack of performance in the single department. [5] His best achievement is to win the mixed doubles title at the 2018 Singapore Open with Lai, beat the 2016 Olympic gold medalist Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir in the final with the straight games.

Goh Soon Huat
Personal information
Country Malaysia
Born (1990-06-27) 27 June 1990 (age 29)
Malacca, Malaysia
ResidenceKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Years active2009
HandednessRight
CoachChin Eei Hui
Men's singles & doubles
Highest ranking43 (MS 6 October 2016)
234 (MD 14 October 2010)
6 (XD 21 June 2018)
Current ranking8 (XD 3 December 2019)
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Muntinlupa Sports Complex,
Metro Manila, Philippines
  Shevon Jemie Lai   Praveen Jordan
  Melati Daeva Oktavianti
19–21, 21–19, 21–23   Silver
2017 Axiata Arena,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Shevon Jemie Lai   Dechapol Puavaranukroh
  Sapsiree Taerattanachai
15–21, 20–22   Silver

BWF World Tour (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[6] 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.[7]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Korea Masters Super 300   Shevon Jemie Lai   Tang Chun Man
  Tse Ying Suet
14–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2018 Singapore Open Super 500   Shevon Jemie Lai   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
21–19, 21–18   Winner
2018 German Open Super 300   Shevon Jemie Lai   Niclas Nøhr
  Sara Thygesen
21–14, 22–20   Winner

BWF Grand Prix (1 title, 3 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Malaysia Masters   Alamsyah Yunus 21–10, 9–21, 19–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Thailand Open   Shevon Jemie Lai   He Jiting
  Du Yue
13–21, 21–16, 12–21   Runner-up
2017 Malaysia Masters   Shevon Jemie Lai   Tan Kian Meng
  Lai Pei Jing
17–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2016 Scottish Open   Shevon Jemie Lai   Pranaav Jerry Chopra
  N. Sikki Reddy
13–21, 21–18, 21–16   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Welsh International   Shevon Jemie Lai   Robert Mateusiak
  Nadieżda Zięba
16–21, 21–11, 18–21   Runner-up
2016 Malaysia International   Shevon Jemie Lai   Yang Po-hsuan
  Wen Hao-yun
21–13, 21–17   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Goh Soon Huat". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Goh Soon Huat Full Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Soon Huat, Iskandar selected in Asian Games squad". The Star. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Asian Games: Men's badminton team claim bronze". New Straits Times. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Soon Huat singles no more as he hooks up with Shevon". BadmintonPlanet.com. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  6. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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