Tan Boon Heong
|Tan Boon Heong|
18 September 1987 |
Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
|Residence||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||71 kg (157 lb; 11.2 st)|
|Years active||2004 - present|
|Coach||Lee Wan Wah|
|Highest ranking||1 (11 October 2007)|
|Current ranking||14 (6 December 2016)|
|Updated on 23:47, 27 May 2014 (UTC).|
|Tan Boon Heong|
Nearing the Doha XV Asian Games in 2006, Rexy Mainaky (the Malaysian doubles coach) decided to split them up and partner Tan Boon Heong with Koo Kien Keat instead. This move, nevertheless, proved to be spot-on as this pair went on to become the Asian Games champion, winning the gold medal in their maiden outing by defeating the then Chinese world champions, Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng, in the quarterfinals, Indonesia's Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan in the semifinals, and finally Luluk Hadiyanto-Alvent Yulianto Chandra, also from Indonesia, in the finals. They are the youngest men double to win gold medal at Asian Games at the age of 21 and 19 respectively.
2007 was the best year for Koo and Tan. They became the first qualifiers to win the Super Series at the Malaysian Open. They also became the World No.1 that year. They win their first All England Super Series after beating Chinese pair, Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng in straight games.
They competed at the 2008 Olympics, reaching the quarter-finals.
At the 2009 Japan Super Series, Boon Heong set the world record for badminton smashes at 421 km/h. This was done under lab conditions and recorded by Yonex representatives, and not in an official match. Later, two won the bronze medal at the 2009 World Championships
At the 2010 BWF World Championships, Boon Heong and partner Koo Kien Keat launched themselves into the semifinals after beating Korean rivals Lee Yong Dae and Jung Jae Sung. In the semifinals they defeated China's Guo Zhendong and Xu Chen 21-14, 21-18. Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat wrote their names in the record books, being the first Malaysian pair to enter a World Championships Final in 13 years. In the finals they played China's Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng and lost 21-18, 18-21, 14-21. The year 2010 was the last time Koo and Tan ranked World No.1.
At the 2011 All England Super Series Premier, Boon Heong and Kien Keat defeated 2008 Olympic champions Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan in the quarterfinals. They then defeated World champions Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng 21-11, 23-21. They lost to Danes and world no.1 Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen 21-15, 18-21, 18-21. In doing so, they failed to win their 2nd All England title.
They suffered a lot of early round exits in 2013 and a three-year major title drought but they managed to remain in the top 5 of the world ranking.
As of March 2014 following the resignation of his partner, Koo Kien Keat, which was due to their deteriorating performance, Tan was scratch partnered with several men's doubles players including Goh V Shem, Ow Yao Han, Hoon Thien How and Tan Wee Keong. Following the tournament, Tan has been officially repartnered with Hoon Thien How. In August that year, Koo returned to play his last tournament with Tan at the 2014 BWF World Championships. Their last match together was in the third round where they lost to a Chinese Taipei pair with a score of 19-21 in the deciding game.
In early 2015, Tan announced his resignation from the Badminton Association of Malaysia. Koo and Tan announced that they are coming out of retirement and try to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics before they call it quits for good. They are currently sponsored by Seri Mutiara Development Sdn Bhd They have achieved some breakthroughs this year. Winning the Russian Open, Yonex Dutch Open and finishing runners up in the Thailand Open. They have also made it to 2 Super Series quarterfinals in Australia and Korea.
Tan and Koo had a string of good runs to finish in 11th place in the 2016 race to rio olympic standings. However they did not manage to qualify because they were ranked behind fellow Malaysians Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong.
|2009 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold||Macau||Winner|
|2009 BWF World Championship||India||Semi-finalist|
|2009 Wilson Swiss Super Series||Basel||Winner|
|2009 Yonex All England Super Series||Birmingham||Quarter-finalist|
|2008 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold||Macau||Winner|
|Proton Malaysia Super Series||Kuala Lumpur||Second Round|
|Denmark Super Series||Odense||Winner|
|Japan Super Series||Tokyo||Third Round|
|BWF World Championships||Kuala Lumpur||Quarter-Finalists|
|Malaysian National Badminton Championships||Kuala Terengganu||Winner|
|Indonesia Super Series||Jakarta||Semi-Finalist|
|2007 Asian Badminton Championships||Johor Bahru||Runner-Up|
|Swiss Open Super Series||Basel||Winner|
|All England Super Series||Birmingham||Winner|
|Yonex Korea Open Super Series||Seoul||Semi-Finalist|
|Proton Malaysia Super Series||Kuala Lumpur||Winner|
|2006 Asian Games||Doha||Winner|
|Yonex Japan Open||Tokyo||Runner-Up|
|Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open||Hong Kong||Quarter-Finalist|
|2006 Asian Badminton Championships||Johor Bahru||Runner-up|
|World Junior Championships||Vancouver||Winner|
Record against selected opponentsEdit
- Cai Yun & Fu Haifeng 5–11
- Chai Biao & Guo Zhendong 1–0
- Sun Junjie & Xu Chen 0–1
- Cai Yun & Xu Chen 0–1
- Liu Xiaolong & Qiu Zihan 6–1
- Guo Zhendong & Xie Zhongbo 1–0
- Chai Biao & Hong Wei 0–1
- Guo Zhendong & Xu Chen 3–0
- Fang Chieh-min & Lee Sheng-mu 1–1
- Lee Sheng-mu & Tsai Chia-hsin 2–3
- Lars Påske & Jonas Rasmussen 3–2
- Mathias Boe & Carsten Mogensen 10–5
- Jonas Rasmussen & Mads Conrad-Petersen 1–1
- Jens Eriksen & Martin Lundgård Hansen 4–0
- / Anthony Clark & Robert Blair 1–1
- Anthony Clark & Nathan Robertson 2–1
- Muhammad Ahsan & Bona Septano 2–3
- Luluk Hadiyanto & Alvent Yulianto Chandra 1–1
- Markis Kido & Hendra Setiawan 7–4
- Angga Pratama & Ryan Agung Saputra 1–1
- Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo & Marcus Fernaldi Gideon 0-3
- Muhammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan 2–1
- Markis Kido & Gideon Markus Fernaldi 0–1
- Shuichi Sakamoto & Shintaro Ikeda 3–2
- Naoki Kawamae & Shoji Sato 5–0
- Hirokatsu Hashimoto & Noriyasu Hirata 2–2
- Hiroyuki Endo & Kenichi Hayakawa 3–0
- Cho Gun-woo & Shin Baek-cheol 1–0
- Jung Jae-sung & Lee Yong-dae 3–13
- Ko Sung-hyun & Yoo Yeon-seong 1–6
- Lee Jae-jin & Hwang Ji-man 1–1
- Ko Sung-hyun & Lee Yong-dae 1–2
- Lee Yong-dae & Yoo Yeon-seong 0–1
- Kim Gi-jung & Kim Sa-rang 1–6
- Choong Tan Fook & Lee Wan Wah 3–1
- Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif & Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari 6–4
- Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong 0-2
- Bodin Issara & Maneepong Jongjit 2–0
- Howard Bach & Tony Gunawan 3–0
- / Tony Gunawan & Candra Wijaya 2–2
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