Chan Peng Soon
陈炳顺
Personal information
CountryMalaysia
Born (1988-04-27) 27 April 1988 (age 33)
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
HandednessRight
Mixed doubles
Highest ranking3 (with Goh Liu Ying) (22 November 2012)
Current ranking8 (with Goh Liu Ying) (26 October 2021 )
193 (with Valeree Siow) (25 January 2022)
BWF profile
Chan Peng Soon
Traditional Chinese陳炳順
Simplified Chinese陈炳顺

Chan Peng Soon AMN (born 27 April 1988) is a Malaysian professional badminton player specialised in the mixed doubles event. He is best known for his partnership with Goh Liu Ying where they have been consistently ranked among the top 10 mixed doubles pair in the world. Chan and Goh reached a career high ranking of world No. 3 in 2012 and won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Career

2009–2013

In July 2009, Chan won his first senior international title with Lim Khim Wah at the Thailand Open by defeating compatriots Choong Tan Fook and Lee Wan Wah in the final.[2] In October 2009, Chan and Goh Liu Ying reached their first international tournament final at the Vietnam Open but were defeated by Flandy Limpele and Cheng Wen-hsing.[citation needed]

In April 2010, they became the country's first ever mixed doubles champions in a top-flight international tournament after winning the Badminton Asia Championships by defeating South Korean's Yoo Yeon-seong and Kim Min-jung in the final.[3] At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, he won the gold medal in mixed team event. In the mixed doubles event, Chan and Goh lost the bronze medal match to Chayut Triyachart and Yao Lei.

In May 2011, they finish as runner-up to Indonesian pair, Tontowi Ahmad and Lilyana Natsir in the final of the Malaysia Open. In November 2011, they won the Bitburger Open by defeating Denmark's Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl.

In March 2012, they reached the semi-finals of All England Open before losing to eventual champion, Tontowi Ahmad and Lilyana Natsir. In the following month, they became the runner-up of Australia Open after losing to Chinese Taipei's Chen Hung-Ling and Cheng Wen-Hsing in the final. They gained their first ever Malaysia Open crown by beating Indonesian pair, Irfan Fadhilah and Weni Anggraini.

Chan at the 2013 French Open
Chan at the 2013 French Open

Chan and Goh represented Malaysia at the 2012 London Olympics. They were the first ever Malaysian mixed doubles pair to qualify for the Olympic Games.[4] They lost all three group matches and fails to progress to quarter-finals in their Olympics debut. In September 2012, Chan and Goh won their first Super Series title at the Japan Open by beating Muhammad Rijal and Lilyana Natsir. In November 2012, they reached the final of China Open but were defeated by top seed, Xu Chen and Ma Jin in straight sets.

In January 2013, Chan and Goh became the runners-up of Malaysia Open after losing to Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in the final.

2014–2017

In January 2014, Lai Pei Jing was chosen as his new partner while Goh went on hiatus to recover from knee surgery.[5] In their first international competition together, Chan and Lai reached the final of Austrian International before losing to Robert Mateusiak and Agnieszka Wojtkowska.[6]

In April 2014, Chan briefly resume his partnership with Goh at the Singapore Open.[7] Chan resumed his partnership with Lai after Goh finally decided to undergo surgery on both her knees and will be out of action for the rest of the year.[8] At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Chan won the gold medal in the mixed team event.[9] In the individual mixed doubles event, Chan and Lai lost the bronze medal match to Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier.

Chan resumed his partnership with Goh in 2015 where they won three titles that year, the Polish Open, Russian Open and the Mexico Open.[10][11] At the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, they won a silver medal after losing to Indonesia's Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto in the mixed doubles final.[12]

In February 2016, they became the runner-up of the inaugural edition of Thailand Masters after losing to unseeded Chinese pair, Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen in the final. In March 2016, they clinched their first title of the year by winning the New Zealand Open.[13] In April 2016, they lost to Indonesian pair, Tontowi Ahmad and Lilyana Natsir in the final of the Malaysia Open.

Goh and Chan qualified for 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. They won their first two group stage matches but lost the third to Indonesian pair, Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir. They finished as group runner-up and progress to quarter finals round. In the quarter finals, they beat Group B winner, Robert Mateusiak and Nadieżda Zięba of Poland. In the semi-finals, they beat China's Xu Chen and Ma Jin in straight sets to reach the final.[14]

In the final, they had to settle for silver medal after they were beaten by Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir for the second time in the tournament.[15] Despite the fact that Goh and Chan lost in the final, they had created history of being the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to claim an Olympic medal.

In March 2017, Chan and Goh become the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to reach the All England Open final since 1955. They were close to winning but lost to China's Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong in rubber sets, in which a few controversial fault calls were made by the umpire against them.[16] In April 2017, they reached the semi-finals of Indian Open but were forced to concede a walkover to Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen after Goh fell ill. They later suffered first round loss to Edi Subaktiar-Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja in the Malaysia Open.

With Goh out of action due to injury, Chan was paired up with Peck Yen Wei at the Indonesian Open where they reached the semi-finals.[17] In June 2017, he later teamed up with Cheah Yee See where they reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.[18] In July 2017, the pair won their first career title together at the Russia Open.[19] At the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, he won silver in the men's team and bronze in the individual mixed doubles events. In September 2017, Chan and Cheah reached the semifinal of the Korea Open before losing to Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping.[20]

2018–present

In January 2018, he resumed his partnership with Goh and they won the Thailand Masters. Chan participated in the 2018 Commonwealth Games where he won the silver medal in the mixed team event. Chan and Goh reached the semifinals of the individual mixed doubles event before being defeated by Chris Adcock and Gabby Adcock. They later acquired the bronze medal by defeating Indian pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa.[21]

In December 2018, he announced his resignation from the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) alongside his partner, Goh Liu Ying effective 1 January 2019.[22] He also participated in the 2018–19 Malaysia Purple League representing Ampang Jaya Badminton Club by partnering temporarily with Shevon Jamie Lai.[23] He was also a temporary coach for Tan Wee Kiong and Goh V Shem.[citation needed]

In July 2021, Chan with his partner Goh competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics,[24] but they were eliminated in the group stage.[25]

On December 6, 2021, Chan announced in an Instagram post that he and Goh have decided to split up after 13 years of playing badminton together.[26] Chan will continue his career in badminton after splitting up for good with Goh.[27] He rejoined BAM starting from 1 January 2022.[28][29] Valeree Siow was chosen as Chan's new partner and the India Open was their first tournament together.[30][31]

Personal life

He is married to Malaysian singer Esther Cham May May since September 2010. They have four children: Milton, Hannah, Julian and Leah.[32]

Sponsorship

Since May 2019, Chan and Goh are appointed by Yobick Malaysia as their brand ambassadors.[33]

Achievements

Olympic Games

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Riocentro - Pavilion 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
14–21, 12–21
Silver

Commonwealth Games

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre,
Gold Coast, Australia
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
India Ashwini Ponnappa
21–19, 21–19
Bronze

Asian Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Siri Fort Indoor Stadium, New Delhi, India Malaysia Goh Liu Ying South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
South Korea Kim Min-jung
21–17, 20–22, 21–19
Gold

Southeast Asian Games

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Gym Hall 1, National Sports Complex, Vientiane, Laos Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Thailand Songphon Anugritayawon
Thailand Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
18–21, 13–21
Bronze
2015 Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Debby Susanto
21–18, 13–21, 23–25
Silver
2017 Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Cheah Yee See Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
16–21, 21–18, 21–23
Bronze

BWF World Tour (4 titles, 2 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[34] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[35]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Thailand Masters Super 300 Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Thailand Puttita Supajirakul
21–15, 14–21, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Australian Open Super 300 Malaysia Goh Liu Ying South Korea Seo Seung-jae
South Korea Chae Yoo-jung
12–21, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 U.S. Open Super 300 Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Germany Marvin Emil Seidel
Germany Linda Efler
21–19, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
17–21, 8–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Thailand Masters Super 300 Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
21–16, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 New Zealand Open Super 300 Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Melati Daeva Oktavianti
21–14, 16–21, 29–27 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Superseries (1 title, 4 runners-up)

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[36] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[37] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Japan Open Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Indonesia Muhammad Rijal
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–12, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 China Open Malaysia Goh Liu Ying China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
15–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Malaysia Open Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
13–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Malaysia Open Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–23, 21–13, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 All England Open Malaysia Goh Liu Ying China Lu Kai
China Huang Yaqiong
21–18, 19–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (7 titles, 4 runners-up)

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Thailand Open Malaysia Lim Khim Wah Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
20–22, 21–14, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Vietnam Open Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
23–25, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–18, 15–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Bitburger Open Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–18, 14–21, 27–25 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Australian Open Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
20–22, 21–12, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Indonesia Irfan Fadhilah
Indonesia Weni Anggraini
21–12, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Russian Open Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Japan Yuta Watanabe
Japan Arisa Higashino
21–14, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Mexico City Grand Prix Malaysia Goh Liu Ying South Korea Choi Sol-gyu
South Korea Eom Hye-won
21–13, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Thailand Masters Malaysia Goh Liu Ying China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
17–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 New Zealand Open Malaysia Goh Liu Ying China Zheng Siwei
China Li Yinhui
21–19, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Russian Open Malaysia Cheah Yee See Japan Keiichiro Matsui
Japan Akane Araki
11–8, 11–13, 11–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series/Satellite (5 titles, 5 runners-up)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Sri Lanka Satellite Malaysia Chang Hun Pin Malaysia Mohd Razif Abdul Latif
Malaysia Khoo Chung Chiat
18–21, 21–14, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 India Satellite Malaysia Chang Hun Pin India Sanave Thomas
India K. T. Rupesh Kumar
21–19, 8–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Malaysia International Malaysia Chang Hun Pin Malaysia Mohd Razif Abdul Latif
Malaysia Khoo Chung Chiat
21–14, 11–21, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 India International Malaysia Chang Hun Pin India James Jayan
India T. Dinesh
21–8, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Vietnam International Malaysia Mohd Razif Abdul Latif Malaysia Hong Chieng Hun
Malaysia Ng Kean Kok
21–19, 26–28, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Malaysia International Malaysia Lim Khim Wah Thailand Bodin Isara
Thailand Maneepong Jongjit
22–20, 28–26 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Sri Lanka Satellite Malaysia Haw Chiou Hwee India Chetan Anand
India Jwala Gutta
10–21, 21–15, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Austrian International Malaysia Lai Pei Jing Poland Robert Mateusiak
Poland Agnieszka Wojtkowska
15–21, 21–15, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Polish Open Malaysia Goh Liu Ying India Akshay Dewalkar
India Pradnya Gadre
28–26, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Orleans International Malaysia Goh Liu Ying Denmark Mathias Christiansen
Denmark Lena Grebak
21–11, 17–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series/Asian Satellite tournament

Honours

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