Foo Kok Keong
Personal information
CountryMalaysia
Born (1963-01-08) 8 January 1963 (age 59)
Gombak, Selangor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Years active1982–1994
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking1 (1991)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Malaysia
World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1989 Guangzhou Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Guangzhou Men's singles
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 1992 Kuala Lumpur Team
Silver medal – second place 1988 Kuala Lumpur Team
Silver medal – second place 1990 Tokyo Team
Silver medal – second place 1994 Jakarta Team
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Jakarta Team
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 1990 Auckland Men's singles
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1990 Beijing Men's team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 Shanghai Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1985 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1991 Kuala Lumpur Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1992 Kuala Lumpur Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Shanghai Men's team
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1991 Manila Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1983 Singapore Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1985 Bangkok Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1987 Jakarta Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Jakarta Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Manila Men's singles
BWF profile
Foo Kok Keong
Chinese傅國強

Datuk Foo Kok Keong PJN KMN AMN BSD PJK (born 8 January 1963) is a former badminton player from Malaysia who rated among the world's best singles players from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s.[1] He competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics.[2]

Career

Not a stylish looking player, he was noted for his quickness, stamina, and never-say-die tenacity. Kok Keong played for the Malaysian Thomas Cup (men's international) team which finished second to China in 1990, and for the team which defeated Indonesia for the world championship in 1992.

His victories in individual competition included the Singapore Open and French Open singles titles in 1990, and the Asian Championships singles title in 1994. He was a runner-up in the Malaysia Open (1990, 1991), the British Commonwealth Games (1990),[3] the World Grand Prix Final (1989),[4] and the All-England Championships (1991).[5]

In 1991, Foo Kok Keong became the first Malaysian to reach the number 1 world ranking since the ranking system is implemented by the International Badminton Federation (IBF) in the 80's.

Achievements

World Cup

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1989 Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China China Yang Yang 14–17, 6–15
Silver
Silver
1992 Guangdong Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China Indonesia Joko Suprianto 12–15, 2–15
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1991 Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Rashid Sidek 15–4, 11–15, 2–15
Silver
Silver
1992 Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Rashid Sidek 9–15, 3–15
Silver
Silver
1994 Shanghai Gymnasium, Shanghai, China China Liu Jun 15–13, 9–15, 15–3
Gold
Gold

Southeast Asian Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1987 Kuningan Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Icuk Sugiarto 6–15, 4–15
Bronze
Bronze
1989 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Icuk Sugiarto 12–15, 5–15
Bronze
Bronze
1991 Camp Crame Gymnasium, Manila, Philippines Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 4–15, 10–15
Bronze
Bronze

Commonwealth Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1990 Auckland Badminton Hall, Auckland, New Zealand Malaysia Rashid Sidek 8–15, 10–15
Silver
Silver

IBF World Grand Prix

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

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1989 Japan Open China Yang Yang 2–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Hong Kong Open China Wu Wenkai 11–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 World Grand Prix Finals China Xiong Guobao 11–15, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 French Open Malaysia Rashid Sidek 15–11, 18–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Malaysia Open Malaysia Rashid Sidek 17–18, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 Singapore Open China Zhao Jianhua 15–8, 10–15, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 All England Open Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 12–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 Malaysia Open Malaysia Rashid Sidek 4–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF International

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1990 Australian Open Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 9–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Invitational tournament

Men's singles

Year Tournament Venue Opponent Score Result
1988 Asian Invitational Championships Bandar Lampung, Indonesia China Xiong Guobao 9–15, 5–15
Silver
Silver

Honours

References

  1. ^ "Foo still having a smashing time | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Foo Kok Keong". Olympedia. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  3. ^ Commonwealth Games Medallists – Court and Table Sports
  4. ^ History of World Cup champs [Archive] - Badminton Central Discussion Forums
  5. ^ All England Archived 6 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine