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Soniia Cheah Su Ya (born 19 June 1993) is a Malaysian badminton player. She is the younger sister of Lydia Cheah Li Ya who is also a professional badminton player.[1] In her junior career, she represented Malaysia at the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Asian Junior Championships, World Junior Championships, 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, and 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games.[2][3]

Soniia Cheah Su Ya
Sonia Cheah.jpg
Personal information
Country  Malaysia
Born (1993-06-19) 19 June 1993 (age 24)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Handedness Right
Women's singles
Highest ranking 23 (13 July 2017)
Current ranking 29 (5 April 2018)
BWF profile
Sonia Cheah Su Ya
Traditional Chinese 謝抒芽
Simplified Chinese 谢抒芽

She won her first international title at the 2016 Belgian International tournament.[3] At the Southeast Asian Games, she won the mixed team bronze medal in 2011, also the silver medals in 2017 in the women's singles and team event.[4] Cheah competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.[5]

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AchievementsEdit

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Womens singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2017 Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Goh Jin Wei 21–11, 21–10   Silver

Asia Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Yang Li Lian   Xia Huan
  Tang Jinhua
11–21, 13–21   Bronze

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Russian Open   Evgeniya Kosetskaya 9–11, 11–5, 5–11, 11–5, 4–11   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Tata India International   Pardeshi Shreyanshi 11–3, 6–11, 11–6, 11–7   Winner
2016 Belgian International   Sofie Holmboe Dahl 21–11, 16–21, 21–16   Winner
2012 Dutch International   Yao Jie 21–19, 9–21, 12–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Soniia Cheah". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Asian Juniors 2011 – China's hat trick". Badzine.net. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Shuttler Sonia Cheah in Belgium clinches first international title". Malay Mail. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "Back in her element". The Star. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  5. ^ "Chong Wei accepts loss to India in mixed team final". The Star. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 

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