Hoon Thien How
Hoon Thien How (born 24 December 1986 in Kuala Lumpur) is a former badminton player from Malaysia who plays in the men's doubles category. Currently, he is one of the assistant coach for Malaysia men's doubles national team.
|Hoon Thien How|
|Born||24 December 1986|
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Highest ranking||7 (14 March 2013)|
|Hoon Thien How|
Hoon Thien How and Tan Boon Heong were the World Junior Champions in 2004. Their partnership continued until early 2006 when they won the silver medal at the 2006 Asian Badminton Championships. Shortly after, Tan was partnered with Koo Kien Keat and Hoon was briefly partnered with Chan Chong Ming and then, Ong Soon Hock.
Hoon and Ong participated in Indonesia Open 2008 and did their best as they became the semi-finalist, beaten by Candra Wijaya and Tony Gunawan. Latest, they played in China Masters 2008 but once again was beaten.
In 2010, Hoon and Ong were chosen to play for Malaysia Thomas Cup squad. From 2010 onward, he was paired with Tan Wee Kiong. Hoon and Tan broke into the top 10 in the world rankings on 20 December 2012. Together, their highest ranking was at No. 7. Hoon and Tan did not win any Super Series tournaments during their partnership. However, they often made it to the quarterfinals, semifinals or finals of the tournaments which contributed to their world ranking.
In May 2014, Hoon represented Malaysia at 2014 Thomas Cup with former partner, Tan Boon Heong as a scratch pair. They played first doubles and defeated World No. 1 pair, Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia in the semi finals but failed to defeat world No. 3 pair, Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa of Japan in the finals. Malaysia lost narrowly 2-3 to Japan.
After 8 years since they last played together as official partners, Hoon's partnership with Tan Boon Heong was permanently resumed in September 2014. This was due to the resignation of Boon Heong's partner, Koo Kien Keat earlier that year along with Tan Wee Kiong's new partnership with Goh V Shem.
|2006||Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia||Tan Boon Heong|| Choong Tan Fook
Lee Wan Wah
|21–17, 11–21, 12–21||Silver|
World Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|2004||Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada||Tan Boon Heong|| Lee Yong-dae
|15–6, 3–15, 15–12||Gold|
The BWF Superseries has two level such as 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.
|2013||China Open||Tan Wee Kiong|| Lee Yong-dae
BWF Grand PrixEdit
|2015||Chinese Taipei Masters||Lim Khim Wah|| Markus Fernaldi Gideon
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
|2013||Macau Open||Tan Wee Kiong|| Lee Sheng-mu
|2009||Vietnam Open||Ong Soon Hock|| Luluk Hadiyanto
|2007||New Zealand Open||Chan Chong Ming|| Albert Susanto Njoto
Yohan Hadikusuma Wiratama
|21–14, 20–22, 21–11||Winner|
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