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Goh V Shem
Personal information
Birth name Goh Wei Shem
Country  Malaysia
Born (1989-05-20) 20 May 1989 (age 29)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Years active 2007–present
Handedness Right
Coach Cheah Soon Kit
Men's doubles
Tournaments played 404 (263 wins–141 losses)
Highest ranking 1 (7 November 2016)
Current ranking 14 (12 April 2018)
BWF profile
Goh V Shem
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese 吴蔚升
Hanyu Pinyin Wú Wèishēng
Hokkien POJ Gô͘ Ùiseng
Birth name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese 吴伟申
Hanyu Pinyin Wú Wĕishēn
Hokkien POJ Gô͘ Úisin

Goh V Shem (吴蔚升; born Goh Wei Shem, 20 May 1989) is a Malaysian professional badminton player in the doubles event. He was partnered with Tan Wee Kiong after their outstanding performance at the 2014 Thomas Cup. Together, Goh and Tan won the gold medal for the men's doubles event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games as well as all their matches in the mixed team event, helping Malaysia retain the gold medal for the third consecutive time. They also won the bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games and the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, thus making them the second ever Malaysian men's doubles pair to win the silver medal at the Olympic Games 20 years after the feat was achieved by Cheah Soon Kit and Yap Kim Hock in 1996 Atlanta. Goh and Tan are also the third Malaysian men's doubles pair to hold the world number 1 ranking after Cheah and Yap followed by Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong eversince official rankings were kept in the 80s.

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BackgroundEdit

Goh was born in Kuala Lumpur. Later on for good luck he changed his Chinese birth name (吴伟申) to one with a different pronunciation (吴蔚升), while also changing the spelling of his name in English from Wei Shem to V Shem. The V stands for 'Victory'.[1][2]

CareerEdit

Goh represented Malaysia at the 2007 BWF World Junior Championships with Ong Jian Guo where they took the bronze medal.

In 2011, Goh took the men's doubles bronze medal with Lim Khim Wah at the 2011 Southeast Asian Games. In late 2012, Goh was scratch partnered with Teo Ee Yi. They won the 2012 Malaysia International. Then for a brief period of time, Goh was once again partnered with Ong Jian Guo. They were semifinalists at the 2012 Korea Grand Prix Gold after being defeated by Ko Sung Hyun and Lee Yong Dae.

In 2013, Goh resumed his partnership with Lim. They became bronze medalists at the Asian Championships and won their first tournament together at the 2013 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold after defeating teammates and top seeds, Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong in the finals. They qualified for the 2013 BWF World Championships but were defeated in the second round by compatriots, Tan Wee Kiong and Hoon Thien How. In mid 2013, Goh briefly partnered Teo Kok Siang. They won the bronze medal at the 2013 Southeast Asian Games but their partnership was cut short when Teo suffered an injury from a car accident.

Goh and Lim's partnership was once again resumed in 2014. They won their first superseries tournament at the 2014 Malaysia Open after defeating China's Chai Biao/Hong Wei in the final. At the 2014 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold, they were runners-up after being defeated by Danny Bawa Chrisnanta/Chayut Triyachart of Singapore in the final. Goh played his last tournament with Lim at the 2014 BWF World Championships in September. During the second round match against Lee Sheng-mu/Tsai Chia-hsin of Chinese Taipei, Goh and Lim retired injured as Goh began suffering from backpains mid game.

2014–2017Edit

Partnership with Tan Wee KiongEdit

In May 2014, Goh was scratch partnered with Tan Wee Kiong to play second men's doubles at the 2014 Thomas Cup. They won all four matches that they contested and defeated several highly ranked shuttlers along the way despite this being the first time that the two has played together internationally. Their debut partnership at the Thomas Cup was widely praised. Malaysia made it to the finals for the first time in 12 years but was narrowly defeated by Japan with a score of 2-3.

In August, they represented Malaysia at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. They went on to take the gold medal and were the only medalists in the tournament who were not seeded. En route to the gold medal, they defeated top seeds, Chris Adcock/Andrew Ellis of England in the semifinals as well as 3rd seeds, Danny Bawa Chrisnanta/Chayut Triyachart of Singapore in the finals. They also won all five matches they contested in the mixed team event, helping Malaysia secure her third consecutive mixed team gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Following the World Championships in September, Goh and Tan have been officially partnered. They represented Malaysia at the 2014 Asian Games where they made it to semifinals but were once again defeated by top seeds, Lee/Yoo of South Korea. The defeat automatically earned them the bronze medal as there is no bronze medal playoffs in badminton at the Asian Games. En route to the semifinals, they defeated 5th seeds, Lee Sheng-mu/Tsai Chia-hsin of Chinese Taipei in the first round and 3rd seeds, Kenichi Hayakawa/Hiroyuki Endo of Japan in the quarterfinals with a score of 21-16, 21-16.

In 2015, they were semifinalists at the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold in January. In March, they became runners-up to Cai Yun/Lu Kai of China at the 2015 Swiss Open with a score of 19-21,21-14,17-21. At the 2015 Sudirman Cup in May, Goh and Tan managed to upset the World No.1 pairing of Lee/Yoo in the first group tie against South Korea. They also defeated the pairing of Manu Attri/Summeeth Reddy in the second group tie against India. Malaysia topped Group D and were drawn against South Korea once again in the quarterfinals but failed to advance. They were then runners-up at the 2015 Russian Open. At the 2015 BWF World Championships in August, Tan and Goh defeated defending champions Shin Baek-cheol and Ko Sung-Hyun of South Korea in the second round but were defeated in the third round.

In 2016, Goh and Tan won their first title together at the 2016 US Open. They then went on to win their second title at the Indian Grand Prix Gold. They then became beaten semifinalists at the All England Open and the Indian Superseries. At the 2016 Thomas Cup, Goh won three out of his five matches played. Malaysia made it to the semifinals but lost to eventual winners Denmark.

Goh and Tan qualified for their first Olympics at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They won all their matches in the group stage to top group B. They defeated 4th seeds Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan in the group stage, top seeds Lee Yong-Dae/Yoo Yeon-seong in the quarterfinals and 5th seeds Chai Biao/Hong Wei in the semifinals to once again face Fu/Zhang in the finals but this time falling short with a score of 21-16, 11-21, 21-23, taking home silver.

In October, Goh and Tan made it to the semi finals of the Korean Open. In the same year, they won their first Superseries Tournament title as a pair at the Denmark Open. In December, Goh and Tan won the 2016 Dubai World Superseries Finals. Thus, they have now succeeded the achievements by their seniors, Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong, who were also among the best men's doubles pair in the long history of Malaysian badminton.

AchievementsEdit

Summer Olympic GamesEdit

2016 Summer Olympics – Men's Doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
Group stage   Tan Wee Kiong   Michael Fuchs
  Johannes Schöttler
21–14, 21–17 Win
Group stage   Phillip Chew
  Sattawat Pongnairat
21–12, 21–10 Win
Group stage   Zhang Nan
  Fu Haifeng
16–21, 21–15, 21–18 Win
Quarterfinal   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
17–21, 21–18, 21–19 Win
Semifinal   Chai Biao
  Hong Wei
21–18, 12–21, 21-17 Win
Final   Zhang Nan
  Fu Haifeng
21–16, 11-21, 21-23   Silver

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre,
Gold Coast, Australia
  Tan Wee Kiong   Sachin Dias
  Buwaneka Goonethilleka
21–8, 21–13   Bronze
2014 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
  Tan Wee Kiong   Danny Bawa Chrisnanta
  Chayut Triyachart
21–12, 12–21, 21–15   Gold

Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Incheon, South Korea   Tan Wee Kiong   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
6–21, 15–21   Bronze

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Naypidaw, Myanmar   Teo Kok Siang   Berry Angriawan
  Ricky Karanda Suwardi
17–21, 18–21   Bronze
2011 Jakarta, Indonesia   Lim Khim Wah   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
13–21, 21–17, 19–21   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Taipei, Taiwan   Lim Khim Wah   Ko Sung-hyun
  Lee Yong-dae
17–21, 16–21   Bronze

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Waitakere City, New Zealand   Ong Jian Guo   Li Tian
  Chai Biao
12–21, 16–21   Bronze

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[3] 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.[4]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Malaysia Masters Super 500   Tan Wee Kiong   Fajar Alfian
  Muhammad Rian Ardianto
21–14, 22–24, 13–21   Runner-up

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.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 BWF Super Series Finals   Tan Wee Kiong   Takeshi Kamura
  Keigo Sonoda
21–14, 21-19   Champion
2016 Denmark Open   Tan Wee Kiong   Bodin Isara
  Nipitphon Puangpuapech
14-21, 22-20, 21-19   Champion
2014 Malaysia Open   Lim Khim Wah   Chai Biao
  Hong Wei
21–19, 21–18   Champion
     Superseries Finals Tournament
     Superseries Premier Tournament
     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.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Syed Modi International   Tan Wee Kiong   Pranaav Jerry Chopra
  Akshay Dewalkar
14–21, 24–22, 21–8   Champion
2015 U.S. Open   Tan Wee Kiong   Vladimir Ivanov
  Ivan Sozonov
21–14, 21–17   Champion
2015 Russian Open   Tan Wee Kiong   Vladimir Ivanov
  Ivan Sozonov
20–22, 19–21   Runner-up
2015 Swiss Open   Tan Wee Kiong   Cai Yun
  Lu Kai
19–21, 21–14, 17–21   Runner-up
2014 Malaysia Masters   Lim Khim Wah   Danny Bawa Chrisnanta
  Chayut Triyachart
17–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2013 Malaysia Masters   Lim Khim Wah   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
22–20, 21–15   Champion
     Grand Prix Gold Tournament
     Grand Prix Tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Malaysia International   Teo Ee Yi   Low Juan Shen
  Tan Yip Jiun
21–15, 21–12   Champion
2008 Malaysia International   Lin Woon Fui   Ong Jian Guo
  Gan Teik Chai
21–19, 21–18   Champion
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

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