Goh Liu Ying
Personal information
CountryMalaysia
Born (1989-05-30) 30 May 1989 (age 32)
Tangga Batu Malacca, Malaysia
Height166 cm (5 ft 5 in)[1]
HandednessRight
Mixed doubles
Highest ranking3 (22 November 2012)
Current ranking7 (17 March 2020)
BWF profile
Goh Liu Ying
Traditional Chinese吳柳螢
Simplified Chinese吴柳萤

Goh Liu Ying AMN BCM OLY (born 30 May 1989) is a Malaysian professional badminton player. She has been consistently ranked among the top 10 mixed doubles player in the world with her partner, Chan Peng Soon. Together, they were ranked as high as world No. 3. They won the silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Early life

Goh was born on 30 May 1989 in Malacca to Goh Chak Whee and Yong Oi Lin. She has two younger brothers, Goh Qi Hao and Goh Qi Liang. Both of them study at SMK Munshi Abdullah in 5SN1. She first started training in badminton at the age of 10.[2] She enrolled into the Bukit Jalil Sports School when she was 13 years old.[2]

Career

In 2009, Goh and Chan reached their first international tournament final at the Vietnam Open but were defeated by Flandy Limpele and Cheng Wen-hsing.[citation needed] At the 2009 Southeast Asian Games, she won gold in women's team event and bronze in mixed doubles event.

In 2010, they came to prominence when they won the Badminton Asia Championships after defeating South Korean's Yoo Yeon-seong and Kim Min-jung in the final. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, she won the gold medal in mixed team event. In the mixed doubles event, Goh and Chan lost the bronze medal match to Chayut Triyachart and Yao Lei. At the 2010 Asian Games they lost in the first round to eventual winner, Shin Baek-cheol and Lee Hyo-jung.

In 2011, they were defeated by Indonesian pair, Tontowi Ahmad and Lilyana Natsir in the final of the Malaysia Open. They won the Bitburger Open by defeating Denmark's Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl.

In 2012, they became the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to reach the semi-finals of the All England Open but lost to Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

Goh and Chan represented Malaysia at the 2012 Summer Olympics. They were the first ever Malaysian mixed doubles pair to qualify for the Olympic Games.[citation needed] They lost all three group matches and fails to progress to quarter-finals in their Olympics debut.[citation needed] In the same year, Goh and Chan won their first Super Series tournament at the Japan Open by beating Muhammad Rijal and Lilyana Natsir.[citation needed] In November 2012, they reached the final of China Open but were defeated by top seed, Xu Chen and Ma Jin in straight sets. They were ranked 3rd in the world at their career high at the end of 2012.[citation needed]

In 2013, Goh decided to undergo knee surgery to fix her aggravating right knee.[citation needed] She underwent surgery in both her knees the following year.[citation needed] While she was recovering, Goh enrolled into a modelling academy and did some modelling for the sports of badminton.[citation needed] After a total of 11-month hiatus due to recovery, Goh resumed her partnership with Chan in 2015.[citation needed]

They won three titles in 2015, the Polish Open, Russian Open and the Mexico Open.[3][4] At the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, they won silver after losing to Indonesia's Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto in a very tightly contested mixed doubles final.[5] Goh also won silver in women's team event.

In 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.[citation needed] In March, they clinched their first title of the year by winning the New Zealand Open.[6] In April, they were defeated by Indonesian pair, Tontowi Ahmad and Lilyana Natsir in the final of the Malaysia Open.

Goh and Chan qualified for 2016 Summer Olympics. 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.[7]

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.[8] Despite the fact that Goh and Chan lost in the final, they made history as the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to claim an Olympic medal.

In March 2017, Goh and Chan become the first Malaysian mixed doubles pair to reach the All England Open final since 1955. In the final, Goh and Chan were defeated by 5th seed Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong in 3 sets after a few controversial fault calls by the umpire against them.[citation needed] In April, Chan and Goh had to withdraw from the semi-final of Indian Open due to Goh's injury.[citation needed] They later suffered first round loss to Edi Subaktiar and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja in the Malaysia Open.[citation needed]

In May 2017, Goh announced that she had an aggravating injury in her right shoulder and thus, she went to Halle in Germany for the surgery.[citation needed] She spent weeks to undergo her rehabilitation in Halle before returning to Malaysia in early July when she released her autobiography entitled I am Goh Liu Ying.[citation needed] In November 2017, Goh partnered with Chen Tang Jie to win the India International Series.[9]

In January 2018, Goh resumed her partnership with Chan and they won the Thailand Masters.[10] At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, she won the silver medal in mixed team event and the bronze medal in mixed doubles event.[11]

In December 2018, she announced her resignation from Badminton Association of Malaysia with her current partner Chan Peng Soon.[citation needed] She also participated in Purple League18/19 with Tang Chun Man in mixed doubles.[citation needed] Chan and Goh had grabbed their first title in 2019 Thailand Masters after their resignation from BAM.[citation needed]

In July 2021, Goh participates in the 2020 Summer Olympics with Chan Peng Soon. They lost their first match against Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying-suet. [12]

Personal life

Sponsorship

Both Goh and her partner Chan Peng Soon are appointed by Yobick Malaysia as their brand ambassadors. [13]

Achievements

Olympic Games

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Riocentro - Pavilion 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Malaysia Chan Peng Soon 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 Chan Peng Soon 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 Chan Peng Soon 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 Chan Peng Soon Thailand Songphon Anugritayawon
Thailand Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
18–21, 13–21
Bronze
2015 Singapore Indoor Stadium,
Singapore
Malaysia Chan Peng Soon Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Debby Susanto
21–18, 13–21, 23–25
Silver

BWF World Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 The Trusts Stadium,
Waitakere City, New Zealand
Malaysia Ng Hui Lin South Korea Jung Kyung-Eun
South Korea Yoo Hyun-young
11–21, 12–21
Bronze

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

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[14] 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.[15]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Thailand Masters Super 300 Malaysia Chan Peng Soon Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Thailand Puttita Supajirakul
21–15, 14–21, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Australian Open Super 300 Malaysia Chan Peng Soon 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 Chan Peng Soon Germany Marvin Emil Seidel
Germany Linda Efler
21–19, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Malaysia Chan Peng Soon Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
17–21, 8–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Thailand Masters Super 300 Malaysia Chan Peng Soon Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
21–16, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 New Zealand Open Super 300 Malaysia Chan Peng Soon 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,[16] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[17] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Japan Open Malaysia Chan Peng Soon Indonesia Muhammad Rijal
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–12, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 China Open Malaysia Chan Peng Soon China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
15–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Malaysia Open Malaysia Chan Peng Soon Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
13–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Malaysia Open Malaysia Chan Peng Soon Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–23, 21–13, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 All England Open Malaysia Chan Peng Soon 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 (5 titles, 4 runners-up)

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

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Vietnam Open Malaysia Chan Peng Soon 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 Chan Peng Soon Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–18, 15–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Bitburger Open Malaysia Chan Peng Soon Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–18, 14–21, 27–25 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Australian Open Malaysia Chan Peng Soon 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 Chan Peng Soon Indonesia Irfan Fadhilah
Indonesia Weni Anggraini
21–12, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Russian Open Malaysia Chan Peng Soon Japan Yuta Watanabe
Japan Arisa Higashino
21–14, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Mexico City Grand Prix Malaysia Chan Peng Soon South Korea Choi Sol-gyu
South Korea Eom Hye-won
21–13, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Thailand Masters Malaysia Chan Peng Soon China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
17–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 New Zealand Open Malaysia Chan Peng Soon China Zheng Siwei
China Li Yinhui
21–19, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Polish Open Malaysia Chan Peng Soon India Akshay Dewalkar
India Pradnya Gadre
28–26, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Orleans International Malaysia Chan Peng Soon Denmark Mathias Christiansen
Denmark Lena Grebak
21–11, 17–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 India International Series Malaysia Chen Tang Jie India Rohan Kapoor
India Kuhoo Garg
21–19, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Honours

Honours of Malaysia

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