Soo Beng Kiang
苏明强
Personal information
CountryMalaysia
Born (1968-03-19) 19 March 1968 (age 54)
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb; 9.6 st)
Years active1986–1996
HandednessLeft
Men's doubles
Career title(s)11
Highest ranking1 (1992)
Medal record
Representing  Malaysia
Men's badminton
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1993 Birmingham Men's doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1992 Guangzhou Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1994 Ho Chi Minh Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Jakarta Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1993 New Delhi Men's doubles
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
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1994 Victoria Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1994 Victoria Mixed team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1990 Beijing Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1994 Hiroshima Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Hiroshima Men's team
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Shanghai Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 1991 Jakarta Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1994 Beijing Men's doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1991 Manila Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1993 Singapore Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1993 Singapore Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1995 Chiang Mai Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Manila Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Manila Mixed doubles
BWF profile

Soo Beng Kiang KMN BSD (born 19 March 1968) is a former badminton player from Malaysia.[1]

Career

He had played with different pairs such as Cheah Soon Kit (1990–1994) and Tan Kim Her (1995-1996).

Soo competed in badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with Tan Kim Her. They defeated the no.3 seeds Rudy Gunawan and Bambang Suprianto of Indonesia in the last 16. In the semi-final, they lost to the eventual gold medalist, Rexy Mainaky and Ricky Subagja of Indonesia.[2] In the bronze medal match, the duo lost hard-fought match also to the Indonesian pair, Antonius Ariantho and Denny Kantono.

Achievements

World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
11–15, 3–15
Silver
Silver

World Cup

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
13–18, 13–18
Bronze
Bronze
1992 Guangdong Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
15–10, 15–11
Gold
Gold
1993 Indira Gandhi Arena, New Delhi, India Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
9–15, 11–15
Bronze
Bronze
1994 Phan Dinh Phung Indoor Stadium,

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
18–13, 2–15, 17–16
Gold
Gold

Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Tsuru Memorial Gymnasium, Hiroshima, Japan Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
10–15, 2–15
Silver
Silver

Asian Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Kim Moon-soo
7–15, 7–15
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Cup

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Indonesia Ricky Subagja
Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
17–16, 15–5
Gold
Gold
1994 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Indonesia Ricky Subagja
Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
8–15, 7–15
Silver
Silver

Southeast Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Rahman Sidek Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
4–15, 4–15
Bronze
Bronze
1991 Camp Crame Gymnasium, Manila, Philippines Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
7–15, 3–15
Bronze
Bronze
1993 Singapore Badminton Hall, Singapore Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Indonesia Ricky Subagja
Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
15–7, 11–15, 15–7
Gold
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Lim Siew Choon Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Verawaty Fadjrin
4–15, 4–15
Bronze
Bronze
1991 Camp Crame Gymnasium, Manila, Philippines Malaysia Tan Lee Wai Indonesia Ricky Subagja
Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
3–15, 5–15
Bronze
Bronze

Commonwealth Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 McKinnon Gym, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit England Simon Archer
England Chris Hunt
15–10, 15–9
Gold
Gold

IBF World Grand Prix

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 World Grand Prix Finals Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
6–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 Chinese Taipei Open Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
7–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 Swedish Open Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
18–14, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Thailand Open Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
3–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1992 Chinese Taipei Open Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Malaysia Tan Kim Her
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
15–7, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Malaysia Open Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit China Chen Kang
China Chen Hongyong
15–12, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 World Grand Prix Finals Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
11–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 Chinese Taipei Open Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Indonesia Bagus Setiadi
Indonesia Imay Hendra
15–3, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Malaysia Open Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
7–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 Dutch Open Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit China Jiang Xin
China Yu Qi
15–4, 17–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

IBF International

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Canada Open Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit South Korea Ahn Jae-chang
South Korea Choi Ji-tae
15–4, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 US Open Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit Denmark Thomas Lund
Sweden Jens Olsson
15–9, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Honours

References

  1. ^ "Badminton: Time is on Wooi Yik's side to catch up with uncle Beng Kiang | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Indonesia, Malaysia Meet in Singles Final". Los Angeles Times. 30 July 1996. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".