Tan Kim Her

Tan Kim Her (born November 11, 1971) is a former Malaysian badminton player and coach. [1]He is currently Japan's men's doubles coach.[2]

Tan Kim Her
Personal information
Birth nameTan Kim Her
Country Malaysia
Born (1971-11-27) November 27, 1971 (age 48)
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
HandednessRight
EventMen's doubles
BWF profile

CareerEdit

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

AchievementsEdit

World CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   Yap Kim Hock   Cheah Soon Kit
  Soo Beng Kiang
15-6, 11-15, 6-15   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Shanghai, China   Yap Kim Hock   Chen Kang
  Chen Hongyong
10-15, 11-15   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Tan Sui Hoon   Joko Mardianto
  Sri Untari
6-15, 4-15   Bronze
1991 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Tan Sui Hoon   Park Joo-bong
  Chung Myeong-hee
3-15, 4-15   Bronze

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 Singapore Badminton Hall, Singapore   Yap Kim Hock   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
17-15, 7-15, 14-17   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 Singapore Badminton Hall, Singapore   Tan Lee Wai   Denny Kantono
  Minarti Timur
5-15, 2-15   Bronze

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Victoria, Canada   Ong Ewe Hock   Simon Archer
  Chris Hunt
1-15, 7-15   Bronze

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Chinese Taipei Open   Jalani Sidek   Cheah Soon Kit
  Soo Beng Kiang
7-15, 4-15   Runner-up
1992 Dutch Open   Yap Kim Hock   Chris Bruil
  Ron Michels
15-9, 15-10   Winner
1994 Swiss Open   Yap Kim Hock   Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
  Peter Axelsson
7-15, 8-15   Runner-up
1994 China Open   Yap Kim Hock   Huang Zhanzhong
  Jiang Xin
10-15, 8-15   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 French Open   Yap Kim Hock   Yap Yee Hup
  Yap Yee Guan
7-15, 11-15   Runner-up

CoachingEdit

Kim Her became a coach after his playing career. He coached the Malaysian junior squad for six years. Then, become the first Malaysian to coach abroad when he joined the South Korean national team in 2005[4]. After two years stint, he joined England national team[5]. In 2010, he left and returned to coach in his homeland Malaysia. In 2015, he was appointed as an Indian men's doubles coach before resign in March 2019[6][7].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Badminton: Kim Her's coaching methods working well for India | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2020-04-27.
  2. ^ "Badminton: A Her-culean task but Tan's perfect for the job | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  3. ^ "Indonesia, Malaysia Meet in Singles Final". Los Angeles Times. 1996-07-30. Retrieved 2020-05-04.
  4. ^ "Other Sports: Kim Her to coach South Koreans | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  5. ^ "Other Sports: England hire Kim Her to chart doubles players' fortunes | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  6. ^ "Badminton: Kim Her's coaching methods working well for India | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  7. ^ BadmintonPlanet.com (2019-03-02). "Tan Kim Her resigns as India's doubles coach, citing personal reasons". BadmintonPlanet.com. Retrieved 2019-03-11.

External linksEdit

Profile at Olympic.org

Profile at sports-reference.com