Soo Beng Kiang

Soo Beng Kiang KMN BSD (born 19 March 1968) is a former badminton player from Malaysia.[1]

Soo Beng Kiang
Personal information
Country Malaysia
Born (1968-03-19) 19 March 1968 (age 53)
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb; 9.6 st)
Years active1986–1996
HandednessLeft
Men's doubles
Career title(s)11
Highest ranking1 (1992)
Medal record
Representing  Malaysia
Men's badminton
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1993 Birmingham Men's doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1992 Guangzhou Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1994 Ho Chi Minh Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1993 New Delhi Men's doubles
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 1992 Kuala Lumpur Team
Silver medal – second place 1988 Kuala Lumpur Team
Silver medal – second place 1990 Tokyo Team
Silver medal – second place 1994 Jakarta Team
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1994 Victoria Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1994 Victoria Mixed team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1990 Beijing Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1994 Hiroshima Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Hiroshima Men's team
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Shanghai Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 1991 Jakarta Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1994 Beijing Men's doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1991 Manila Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1993 Singapore Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1993 Singapore Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1995 Chiang Mai Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Manila Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Manila Mixed doubles
BWF profile

CareerEdit

He had played with different pairs such as Cheah Soon Kit (1990–1994) and Tan Kim Her (1995-1996).

Soo competed in badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with Tan Kim Her. They defeated the no.3 seeds Rudy Gunawan and Bambang Suprianto of Indonesia in the last 16. In the semi-final, they lost to the eventual gold medalist, Rexy Mainaky and Ricky Subagja of Indonesia.[2] In the bronze medal match, the duo lost hard-fought match also to the Indonesian pair, Antonius Ariantho and Denny Kantono.

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England   Cheah Soon Kit   Rudy Gunawan
  Ricky Subagja
11–15, 3–15   Silver

World CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Guangdong Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China   Cheah Soon Kit   Rexy Mainaky
  Ricky Subagja
15–10, 15–11   Gold
1993 Indira Gandhi Arena, New Delhi, India   Cheah Soon Kit   Rexy Mainaky
  Ricky Subagja
9–15, 11–15   Bronze
1994 Phan Dinh Phung Indoor Stadium,

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  Cheah Soon Kit   Rudy Gunawan
  Bambang Suprianto
18–13, 2–15, 17–16   Gold

Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Tsuru Memorial Gymnasium, Hiroshima, Japan   Cheah Soon Kit   Rexy Mainaky
  Ricky Subagja
10–15, 2–15   Silver

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Cheah Soon Kit   Park Joo-bong
  Kim Moon-soo
7–15, 7–15   Bronze

Asian CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Cheah Soon Kit   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
17–16, 15–5   Gold
1994 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Cheah Soon Kit   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
8–15, 7–15   Silver

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Rahman Sidek   Eddy Hartono
  Rudy Gunawan
4–15, 4–15   Bronze
1991 Camp Crame Gymnasium, Manila, Philippines   Cheah Soon Kit   Eddy Hartono
  Rudy Gunawan
7–15, 3–15   Bronze
1993 Singapore Badminton Hall, Singapore   Cheah Soon Kit   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
15–7, 11–15, 15–7   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Lim Siew Choon   Eddy Hartono
  Verawaty Fadjrin
4–15, 4–15   Bronze
1991 Camp Crame Gymnasium, Manila, Philippines   Tan Lee Wai   Ricky Subagja
  Rosiana Tendean
3–15, 5–15   Bronze

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada   Cheah Soon Kit   Simon Archer
  Chris Hunt
15–10, 15–9   Gold

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 World Grand Prix Finals   Cheah Soon Kit   Eddy Hartono
  Rudy Gunawan
6–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1991 Chinese Taipei Open   Cheah Soon Kit   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
7–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1991 Swedish Open   Cheah Soon Kit   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Thomas Lund
18–14, 15–7   Winner
1991 Thailand Open   Cheah Soon Kit   Eddy Hartono
  Rudy Gunawan
3–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1992 Chinese Taipei Open   Cheah Soon Kit   Tan Kim Her
  Jalani Sidek
15–7, 15–4   Winner
1992 Malaysia Open   Cheah Soon Kit   Chen Kang
  Chen Hongyong
15–12, 15–7   Winner
1992 World Grand Prix Finals   Cheah Soon Kit   Rexy Mainaky
  Ricky Subagja
11–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1993 Chinese Taipei Open   Cheah Soon Kit   Bagus Setiadi
  Imay Hendra
15–3, 15–12   Winner
1993 Malaysia Open   Cheah Soon Kit   Rexy Mainaky
  Ricky Subagja
7–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1993 Dutch Open   Cheah Soon Kit   Jiang Xin
  Yu Qi
15–4, 17–14   Winner

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Canada Open   Cheah Soon Kit   Ahn Jae-chang
  Choi Ji-tae
15–4, 15–4   Winner
1992 US Open   Cheah Soon Kit   Thomas Lund
  Jens Olsson
15–9, 15–11   Winner

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Badminton: Time is on Wooi Yik's side to catch up with uncle Beng Kiang | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Indonesia, Malaysia Meet in Singles Final". Los Angeles Times. 30 July 1996. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".

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