Goh V Shem
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 fourth Malaysian men's doubles pair to hold the world number 1 ranking after Cheah and Yap followed by Chan Chong Ming and Chew Choon Eng, and later on by Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong ever since official rankings were kept in the 80s.(
|Goh V Shem|
Goh during the 2018 Indonesia Masters
|Birth name||Goh Wei Shem|
|Born||20 May 1989|
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|Coach||Cheah Soon Kit|
|Tournaments played||503 (322 wins–181 losses)|
|Highest ranking||1 (7 November 2016)|
|Current ranking||14 (17 March 2020)|
|Goh V Shem|
|Hanyu Pinyin||Wú Wèishēng|
|Hokkien POJ||Gô͘ Ùiseng|
|Hanyu Pinyin||Wú Wĕishēn|
|Hokkien POJ||Gô͘ Úisin|
Goh is known for his offensive play style and his signature jumping smash. He would stand ready at the back while his partner guards the front, jumping when the opportunity arrives and delivering steep smashes towards the opponent.
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'.
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–present: 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 semifinals 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.
|2016||Riocentro - Pavilion 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Tan Wee Kiong|| Fu Haifeng
|21–16, 11–21, 21–23||Silver|
|Tan Wee Kiong|| Danny Bawa Chrisnanta
|21–12, 12–21, 21–15||Gold|
|2018||Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre,
Gold Coast, Australia
|Tan Wee Kiong|| Sachin Dias
Incheon, South Korea
|Tan Wee Kiong|| Lee Yong-dae
Southeast Asian GamesEdit
|2011||Istora Gelora Bung Karno,
|Lim Khim Wah|| Markis Kido
|13–21, 21–17, 19–21||Bronze|
|2013||Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium,
|Teo Kok Siang|| Berry Angriawan
Ricky Karanda Suwardi
|Lim Khim Wah|| Ko Sung-hyun
BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|2007||Waitakere Trusts Stadium,
Waitakere City, New Zealand
|Ong Jian Guo|| Chai Biao
BWF World Tour (2 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit
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||Malaysia Masters||Super 500||Tan Wee Kiong|| Fajar Alfian
Muhammad Rian Ardianto
|21–14, 22–24, 13–21||Runner-up|
|2019||Thailand Masters||Super 300||Tan Wee Kiong|| Lu Ching-yao
|2019||Chinese Taipei Open||Super 300||Tan Wee Kiong|| Choi Sol-gyu
|21–19, 15–21, 23–21||Winner|
|2019||Korea Masters||Super 300||Tan Wee Kiong|| Lee Yang
|19–21, 22–20, 19–21||Runner-up|
BWF Superseries (3 titles)Edit
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.
|2014||Malaysia Open||Lim Khim Wah|| Chai Biao
|2016||Denmark Open||Tan Wee Kiong|| Bodin Isara
|14–21, 22–20, 21-19||Winner|
|2016||Dubai World Superseries Finals||Tan Wee Kiong|| Takeshi Kamura
BWF Grand Prix (3 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit
|2013||Malaysia Grand Prix Gold||Lim Khim Wah|| Koo Kien Keat
Tan Boon Heong
|2014||Malaysia Grand Prix Gold||Lim Khim Wah|| Danny Bawa Chrisnanta
|2015||Swiss Open||Tan Wee Kiong|| Cai Yun
|19–21, 21–14, 17–21||Runner-up|
|2015||Russian Open||Tan Wee Kiong|| Vladimir Ivanov
|2015||U.S. Grand Prix||Tan Wee Kiong|| Vladimir Ivanov
|2016||Syed Modi International||Tan Wee Kiong|| Pranaav Jerry Chopra
|14–21, 24–22, 21–8||Winner|
BWF International Challenge/Series (4 titles)Edit
|2008||Malaysia International||Lin Woon Fui|| Gan Teik Chai
Ong Jian Guo
|2010||Vietnam International||Teo Kok Siang|| Kim Ki-jung
|21–23, 21–17, 21–19||Winner|
|2010||Malaysia International||Lim Khim Wah|| Rahmat Adianto
|2012||Malaysia International||Teo Ee Yi|| Low Juan Shen
Tan Yip Jiun
Honours of MalaysiaEdit
- Fabian Peter (10 November 2016). "(Badminton) V Shem-Wee Kiong are officially World No 1!". New Straits Times. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
- "'V' is for Victory in shuttler Goh's name". The Star. 20 July 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
- 【里约奥运】马国羽球男双打爆“大”哥靠计八字. Oriental Daily. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
- "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
- "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
- Rajes Paul (10 September 2017). "Chong Wei all fired up". The Star. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
- "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".