Soo Beng Kiang

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

Soo Beng Kiang
Personal information
Country Malaysia
Born (1968-03-19) 19 March 1968 (age 52)
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)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

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

Beng Kiang 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 medallist, 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
1994 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam   Cheah Soon Kit   Rudy Gunawan
  Bambang Suprianto
18-13, 2-15, 17-16   Gold
1992 Guangzhou, China   Cheah Soon Kit   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
15–10, 15–11   Gold

Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

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

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

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

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 Singapore Badminton Hall,

Singapore

  Cheah Soon Kit   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
15-7, 11–15, 15–7   Gold
1991 Manila, Philippines   Cheah Soon Kit   Eddy Hartono
  Rudy Gunawan
7-15, 3-15   Bronze

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Victoria, Canada   Cheah Soon Kit   Chris Hunt
  Simon Archer
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 Thailand Open   Cheah Soon Kit   Eddy Hartono
  Rudy Gunawan
3–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1992 Chinese Taipei Open   Cheah Soon Kit   Jalani Sidek
  Tan Kim Her
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   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
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   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
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
1991 Swedish Open   Cheah Soon Kit   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Thomas Lund
18–14, 15–7   Winner
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. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
  4. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".

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