Lyddia Cheah

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Lyddia Cheah Li Ya (simplified Chinese: 谢沂逾; traditional Chinese: 謝沂逾; pinyin: Xiè Yíyú; born 8 September 1989 in Kuala Lumpur, also known as Lyddia Cheah Yi Yu) is a Malaysian badminton player.[1] Her younger sister, Soniia Cheah Su Ya is also a professional badminton player.[2] In 2010, she competed at the Commonwealth Games in India.[3]

Lyddia Cheah Yi Yu
Personal information
Birth nameLyddia Cheah Li Ya
Country Malaysia
Born (1989-09-08) 8 September 1989 (age 31)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Women's singles & doubles
Career title(s)3
Highest ranking29 (WS 29 October 2009)
184 (WD 25 January 2018)
413 (XD 27 August 2015)
BWF profile


In 2008, she became the runner-up at the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold tournament. She was defeated by Saina Nehwal of India in the final.[4] In 2009, she won a bronze medal at the Southeast Asian Games in the women's singles event. She was a part of the Malaysian team squad that won team gold at the 2009 Southeast Asian Games in the women's team event and 2010 Commonwealth Games in the mixed team event.[5]

In 2012, she won the Maybank Malaysia International Challenge tournament. She lived up to expectations when she easily overpowered Singaporean seventh seed Liang Xiaoyu.[6] By the end of July 2013 she announced her retirement from the international badminton scene and the National badminton team of Malaysia to pursue her A-level studies. [7]. As an independent player she joined the AirAsia Badminton Academy in 2014 and resumed her international career. In August 2015 she signed with team Derby in the United Kingdom to participate in England's National Badminton League. [8] In 2016, she was the runner-up at the Bulgarian International tournament in the women's singles and doubles event.[9] In 2017, she won the Iceland International tournament in the women's doubles event, and became the runner-up in the singles event.[10]


Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's Singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2009 National Sports Complex, Vientiane, Laos   Ratchanok Intanon 15–21, 21–23   Bronze

Asia Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2007 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Gu Juan 21–16, 14–21, 11–21   Bronze
2006 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Wang Yihan 16–21, 18–21   Silver

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Tee Jing Yi   Puspita Richi Dili
  Debby Susanto
12–21, 21–15, 18–21   Silver

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2008 Chinese Taipei Open   Saina Nehwal 8–21, 19–21   Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Iceland International   Yang Li Lian 8–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2016 Bulgarian International   Panuga Riou 15–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2012 Malaysia International   Liang Xiaoyu 21–17, 21–12   Winner
2008 Vietnam International   Hung Shih-han 22–20, 21–15   Winner
2005 Malaysia Satellite   Bae Seung-hee 4–11, 2–11   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Iceland International   Yang Li Lian   Grace King
  Hope Warner
21–6, 21–16   Winner
2016 Bulgarian International   Grace King   Busra Yalçinkaya
  Fatma Nur Yavuz
17–21, 17–21   Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament


  1. ^ "Players: Lyddia Yi Yu Cheah". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Belgian Int'l – Even 4th time's not the charm". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Participant Information: Cheah Li Ya Lyddia". Delhi 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Saina wins Chinese Taipei Open". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Badminton: Malaysia's Lyddia Cheah makes Team Derby move". Sky Sports. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Malaysian shuttlers dominate". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
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  9. ^ "Panuga goes full circle". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Malasískir keppendur með yfirburði". (in Icelandic). Morgunblaðið. Retrieved 30 January 2017.

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