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Soh Wooi Yik (born 17 February 1998) is a Malaysian badminton player.[1] He was part of the Malaysian 2015 and 2016 BWF World Junior Championships team, and has help Malaysia to clinched a silver medal in mixed team before defeated by China in 2016. [2][3] He is the son of former Malaysian international badminton player Soh Goon Chup.[4] His uncle is known as Soo Beng Kiang, who partnered with Cheah Soon Kit to help Malaysia win the 1992 Thomas Cup.[4] Soh and his partner Aaron Chia were the All England Open finalist in 2019.

Soh Wooi Yik
Personal information
Country Malaysia
Born (1998-02-17) 17 February 1998 (age 21)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Years active2015–present
HandednessRight
Men's doubles
Highest ranking9 (30 July 2019)
Current ranking10 (13 August 2019)
BWF profile
Soh Wooi Yik
Traditional Chinese蘇徫譯
Simplified Chinese苏伟译

CareerEdit

Soh was born in Kuala Lumpur. He began playing badminton when he was 4.[4] He was selected to play for Kuala Lumpur when he was 7. Later he received an offer to study at Bukit Jalil Sports School when he was 13.[5] In 2015, he partnered Ooi Zi Heng and won gold in the 2015 ASEAN School Games.[6]

In November 2015, Soh partnered Aaron Chia but crashed out in the fourth round of the men's doubles event in the 2016 World Junior Championships.[7] Based on their improved performance, he was drafted to the national back-up squad at the end of 2015 to be coached by Cheah Soon Kit.[8]

In July 2016, Soh and Ooi won the boys' doubles bronze medal at the 2016 Asian Junior Championships.[9] They were defeated by the Chinese pair of Han Chengkai/Zhou Haodong in straight games (15–21, 17–21).[9] Soh suffered injuries and was not able to improve his performance in the 2016 World Junior Championships. Despite that, he was still drafted into the national team after the event.[10]

Soh played for Petaling BC at the beginning of 2017. He partnered Chen Tang Jie and reached two finals in international challenge/series events.[11] In October 2017, Soh was recruited into the national team.[12]

Before the end of the 2017 season, Soh reunited with Aaron Chia and managed to qualify for the finals of the India International Challenge.[13]

In March 2018, the duo stormed into their second international finals in Vietnam International Challenge, but still, they failed to win their elusive first career title.[14]

AchievementsEdit

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 CPB Badminton Training Center,
Bangkok, Thailand
  Ooi Zi Heng   Han Chengkai
  Zhou Haodong
15–21, 17–21   Bronze

BWF World Tour (2 runners-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and started in 2018,[15] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour is divided into six levels, namely the World Tour Finals, the Super 1000, the Super 750, the Super 500, the Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour) and the BWF Tour Super 100.[16]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 All England Open Super 1000   Aaron Chia   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
21–11, 14–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2018 SaarLorLux Open Super 100   Aaron Chia   Marcus Ellis
  Chris Langridge
23–21, 18–21, 19–21   Runner-up

BWF International Challenge/Series (5 runners-up)Edit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Malaysia International   Aaron Chia   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
17–21, 21–17, 19–21   Runner-up
2018 Vietnam International   Aaron Chia   Maneepong Jongjit
  Nanthakarn Yordphaisong
18–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2017 Tata Open India International   Aaron Chia   Maneepong Jongjit
  Nanthakarn Yordphaisong
6–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2017 Waikato International   Chen Tang Jie   Su Li-wei
  Ye Hong-wei
16–21, 21–17, 19–21   Runner-up
2017 Malaysia International   Chen Tang Jie   Lee Jian Yi
  Lim Zhen Ting
22–24, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BWF Profile: Soh Wooi Yik". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Malaysia notches first advance mixed team final World Junior Championships". New Straits Times. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Malaysian Team Players in 2016 WJC". www.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  4. ^ a b c "Badminton: Wooi Yik keeping badminton alive in the family | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  5. ^ "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  6. ^ "Badminton: Jin Wei claims easy win for Asean Schools Games gold | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  7. ^ "Badminton: Satheishtharan prevents total wipeout in world junior meet | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  8. ^ "Badminton: Soon Kit boys – Wooi Yik-Zi Heng hope to win at Asian junior meet | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  9. ^ a b "Badminton: Malaysia's misery continues at the Asian Junior meet with defeat of Ooi-Soh | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  10. ^ "Badminton: New partners Aaron-Wooi Yik go down to Maneepong-Nanthakarn in final | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  11. ^ "Wooi Yik wants to end title wait". NST Online. 2018-03-26. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  12. ^ "Badminton: Six club players join BAM to bolster mixed doubles department | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  13. ^ "Wooi Yik wants to end title wait". NST Online. 2018-03-26. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  14. ^ "Badminton: Malaysian shuttlers return home from Hanoi empty-handed | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  15. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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