Choong Tan Fook
钟腾福
Personal information
CountryMalaysia
Born (1976-02-06) 6 February 1976 (age 46)
Perak, Malaysia
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Years active1994-2010
HandednessLeft
Men's doubles
Career title(s)13
Highest ranking1 (2004)
Choong Tan Fook
Traditional Chinese鍾騰福
Simplified Chinese钟腾福

Choong Tan Fook AMN (born 6 February 1976) is a former badminton player from Malaysia. Choong is currently coaching the Hong Kong badminton team.[1][2]

Career overview

Choong made his debut in Olympic Games in 2000 Sydney. Partnered with Lee Wan Wah, they advance to the semi finals stage, but lost to South Korean pair Lee Dong-soo and Yoo Yong-sung in the rubber game. The duo played in the bronze medal match against another South Korean Ha Tae-kwon and Kim Dong-moon, but lost in straight game with the score 2–15, 8–15.

In 2004 Athens, Choong and Lee had a bye in the first round and defeated Pramote Teerawiwatana and Tesana Panvisvas of Thailand in the second. In the quarterfinals, they lost to Lee Dong-soo & Yoo Yong-sung of South Korea 11–15, 15–11, 15–9.

In 2008 Beijing, Choong and Lee competed as the fourth seeded, however they lost to eventual bronze medalist from South Korea Lee Jae-jin and Hwang Ji-man in the first round with the score 22–20, 13–21, 16–21.

Choong played in the 2008 Thomas Cup series (men's world team championship) for the Malaysian team. In the quarter-final, where Malaysia faced Japan, Choong paired with Koo Kien Keat to defeat Shuichi Sakamoto and Shintaro Ikeda 21–13, 21–11. However, due to illness Choong could not take part in the semi-final showdown against defending champion China which Malaysia narrowly lost 2–3.

After a six-year relationship with China's doubles star Zhang Jiewen, Choong and Zhang were married in January 2010. The wedding reception was celebrated on 1 May 2010 in Genting Highlands. They plan to take a honeymoon in Paris, where the 2010 Badminton World Championships will be held.[3] They have two children together.[2]

Achievements

World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain Malaysia Lee Wan Wah South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kim Dong-moon
7–15, 15–9, 10–15
Bronze
Bronze
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
20–22, 26–28
Bronze
Bronze

World Cup

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Among Rogo Sports Hall, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
12–15, 3–15
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Indonesia Denny Kantono
Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
15–4, 9–15, 7–15
Silver
Silver
2000 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
8–15, 9–15
Silver
Silver
2006 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Malaysia Hoon Thien How
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
17–21, 21–11, 21–12
Gold
Gold
2007 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
21–14, 11–21, 21–12
Gold
Gold

Southeast Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Hassanal Bolkiah Sports Complex, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Thailand Pramote Teerawiwatana
Thailand Tesana Panvisvas
15–12, 10–15, 12–15
Bronze
Bronze
2003 Tan Binh Sport Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Malaysia Chang Kim Wai
Malaysia Chew Choon Eng
15–5, 15–6
Gold
Gold
2005 Philsports Arena, Manila, Philippines Malaysia Wong Choong Hann Indonesia Alvent Yulianto
Indonesia Luluk Hadiyanto
10–15, 2–15
Bronze
Bronze

Commonwealth Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
15–7, 15–4
Gold
Gold
2002 Bolton Arena, Manchester, England Malaysia Chang Kim Wai Malaysia Chan Chong Ming
Malaysia Chew Choon Eng
5–7, 7–4, 7–2, 5–7, 3–7
Silver
Silver
2006 Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia Malaysia Wong Choong Hann Malaysia Chan Chong Ming
Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
13–21, 14–21
Silver
Silver

BWF Super Series and BWF Grand Prix

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Malaysia Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
5–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 Vietnam Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah China Zhang Wei
China Yong Liu
15–6, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Dutch Open Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Sweden Peter Axelsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–11, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Chinese Taipei Open Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Indonesia Denny Kantono
Indonesia Antonius Budi Ariantho
4–15, 17–14, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Singapore Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
15–7, 14–15, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Dutch Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Denmark Martin Lundgaard Hansen
Denmark Lars Paaske
15–4, 6–15, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 German Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Sweden Peter Axelsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–9, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Japan Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Malaysia Chan Chong Ming
Malaysia Chew Choon Eng
Walkover 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Malaysia Open Malaysia Chang Kim Wai China Chen Qiqiu
China Yong Liu
14–17, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Hong Kong Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
13–15, 15–6, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 China Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Denmark Lars Paaske
Denmark Jonas Rasmussen
12–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 All England Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Denmark Martin Lundgaard Hansen
Denmark Jens Eriksen
15–9, 13–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 Malaysia Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Indonesia Alvent Yulianto
Indonesia Luluk Hadiyanto
15–12, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 China Open Malaysia Chew Choon Eng Indonesia Candra Wijaya
Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Walkover 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 China Masters Malaysia Lee Wan Wah China Guo Zhendong
China Xie Zhongbo
10–15, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Dutch Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Japan Tadashi Ohtsuka
Japan Keita Masuda
15–7, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 All England Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Denmark Martin Lundgaard Hansen
Denmark Jens Eriksen
6–15, 17–14, 15–2 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Hong Kong Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
24–22, 16–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Singapore Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
21–16, 22–24, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Macau Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
18–21, 21–17, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 French Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
14–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Vietnam Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Indonesia Fran Kurniawan
Indonesia Rendra Wijaya
21–14, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 India Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Indonesia Hendri Kurniawan Saputra
Indonesia Hendra Wijaya
21–9, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Thailand Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Lim Khim Wah
22–20, 14–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Macau Open Malaysia Lee Wan Wah Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
14–21, 21–17, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries tournament
  Grand Prix Gold Tournament
  Grand Prix Tournament
  IBF World Grand Prix tournament

Honour

References

  1. ^ "HONG KONG – Choong Tan Fook to coach National Team". www.badzine.net. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Badminton: Tan Fook hopes to fulfil dream by producing world and Olympic champs | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  3. ^ [1] Archived 5 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine, Paris perfect for Tan Fook's honeymoon and last fling at glory, The Star Online Sports
  4. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat". Archived from the original on 19 July 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2018.