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Vivian Hoo Kah Mun (Chinese: 许家雯; pinyin: Xǔ Jiāwén; born 19 March 1990) is a badminton player from Malaysia.[1] Teamed-up with Woon Khe Wei in the women's doubles event, they reached top 10 BWF World Ranking. Being a regular women's doubles player, Hoo has won the Commonwealth Games women's doubles event twice, first with her regular partner, Woon, at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and a second time with Chow Mei Kuan at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.[2][3] Hoo and Woon had also reached the quarter-finals of the 2016 Rio Olympics.[4]

Vivian Hoo Kah Mun
Personal information
Country Malaysia
Born (1990-03-19) 19 March 1990 (age 29)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachWong Pek Siah
Women's doubles
Highest ranking9 (19 November 2015)
Current ranking39 (13 December 2018)
BWF profile

Personal lifeEdit

Vivian is the older sister of Hoo Pang Ron, who is also a badminton player. She's a alumni of University of Malaya. [5]

AchievementsEdit

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre,
Gold Coast, Australia
  Chow Mei Kuan   Lauren Smith
  Sarah Walker
21–12, 21-12   Gold
2014 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
  Woon Khe Wei   Jwala Gutta
  Ashwini Ponnappa
21–17, 23–21   Gold

Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium,
Incheon, South Korea
  Woon Khe Wei   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
16–21, 17–21   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Siri Fort Indoor Stadium,
New Delhi, India
  Woon Khe Wei   Pan Pan
  Tian Qing
10–21, 6–21   Silver

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Axiata Arena,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Woon Khe Wei   Jongkolphan Kititharakul
  Rawinda Prajongjai
21–17, 20–22, 17–21   Bronze
2015 Singapore Indoor Stadium,
Singapore
  Woon Khe Wei   Amelia Alicia Anscelly
  Soong Fie Cho
18–21, 13–21   Silver
2013 Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium,
Naypyidaw, Myanmar
  Woon Khe Wei   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
  Greysia Polii
21–17, 18–21, 21–17   Gold

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Badminton Hall Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex,
Pune, India
  Mak Hee Chun   Zhang Nan
  Lu Lu
12–21, 7–21   Bronze

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[6] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[7]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Macau Open Super 300   Yap Cheng Wen   Misato Aratama
  Akane Watanabe
21–15, 22–20   Winner
2018 Hyderabad Open Super 100   Yap Cheng Wen   Ng Tsz Yau
  Yuen Sin Ying
18–21, 21–16, 14–21   Runner-up

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 New Zealand Open   Woon Khe Wei   Ayako Sakuramoto
  Yukiko Takahata
18–21, 21–16, 21–19   Winner
2015 Syed Modi International   Woon Khe Wei   Amelia Alicia Anscelly
  Soong Fie Cho
20–22, 15–21   Runner-up
2013 New Zealand Open   Woon Khe Wei   Ou Dongni
  Tang Yuanting
15–21, 21–11, 19–21   Runner-up
2011 Indonesian Masters   Woon Khe Wei   Bao Yixin
  Zhong Qianxin
19–21, 21–19, 21–18   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Bangladesh International   Yap Cheng Wen   Aparna Balan
  Sruthi K.P
21–14, 21–13   Winner
2018 Vietnam International   Chow Mei Kuan   Baek Ha-na
  Lee Yu-rim
19–21, 21–17, 17–21   Runner-up
2009 Iran Fajr International   Sannatasah Saniru   Aprilsasi Putri Lejarsar Variella
  Ezgi Epice
21–9, 11–21, 9–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Vivian Hoo". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  2. ^ "More to come from Khe Wei-Vivian after Glasgow triumph". www.thestar.com.my. The Star. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Participants: Vivian Hoo". gc2018.com. Gold Coast 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  4. ^ "(Olympics) Japanese pair too strong for shuttlers Vivian, Khe Wei". www.nst.com.my. New Straits Times. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  5. ^ https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/badminton/2016/12/11/pang-ron-wants-to-excel-in-badminton-just-like-his-sister/
  6. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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