Vivian Hoo Kah Mun
Personal information
CountryMalaysia
Born (1990-03-19) 19 March 1990 (age 31)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachChan Chong Ming
Women's doubles
Highest ranking9 (19 November 2015)
Current ranking19 (12 October 2021)
BWF profile

Vivian Hoo Kah Mun (Chinese: 许家雯; pinyin: Xǔ Jiāwén; born 19 March 1990) is a Malaysian professional badminton player.[1]

Career

Teamed-up with Woon Khe Wei in the women's doubles event, they reached top 10 BWF World Ranking. Being a regular women's doubles player, Hoo has won the Commonwealth Games women's doubles event twice, first with her regular partner, Woon, at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and a second time with Chow Mei Kuan at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.[2][3] Hoo and Woon had also reached the quarter-finals of the 2016 Rio Olympics.[4]

Personal life

Vivian is the older sister of Hoo Pang Ron, who is also a badminton player. She is an alumna of University of Malaya.[5]

Achievements

Commonwealth Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
Malaysia Woon Khe Wei India Jwala Gutta
India Ashwini Ponnappa
21–17, 23–21
Gold
2018 Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre,
Gold Coast, Australia
Malaysia Chow Mei Kuan England Lauren Smith
England Sarah Walker
21–12, 21-12
Gold

Asian Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium,
Incheon, South Korea
Malaysia Woon Khe Wei Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
16–21, 17–21
Bronze

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Siri Fort Indoor Stadium,
New Delhi, India
Malaysia Woon Khe Wei China Pan Pan
China Tian Qing
10–21, 6–21
Silver

Southeast Asian Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium,
Naypyidaw, Myanmar
Malaysia Woon Khe Wei Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
21–17, 18–21, 21–17
Gold
2015 Singapore Indoor Stadium,
Singapore
Malaysia Woon Khe Wei Malaysia Amelia Alicia Anscelly
Malaysia Soong Fie Cho
18–21, 13–21
Silver
2017 Axiata Arena,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysia Woon Khe Wei Thailand Jongkolphan Kititharakul
Thailand Rawinda Prajongjai
21–17, 20–22, 17–21
Bronze
2019 Muntinlupa Sports Complex,
Metro Manila, Philippines
Malaysia Yap Cheng Wen Indonesia Greysia Polii
Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu
18–21, 19–21
Bronze

BWF World Junior Championships

Mixed' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Badminton Hall,
Pune, India
Malaysia Mak Hee Chun China Zhang Nan
China Lu Lu
12–21, 7–21
Bronze

BWF World Tour (1 title, 1 runner-up)

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[6] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[7]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Hyderabad Open Super 100 Malaysia Yap Cheng Wen Hong Kong Ng Tsz Yau
Hong Kong Yuen Sin Ying
18–21, 21–16, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Macau Open Super 300 Malaysia Yap Cheng Wen Japan Misato Aratama
Japan Akane Watanabe
21–15, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Grand Prix (2 titles, 2 runners-up)

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold Malaysia Woon Khe Wei China Bao Yixin
China Zhong Qianxin
19–21, 21–19, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 New Zealand Open Malaysia Woon Khe Wei China Ou Dongni
China Tang Yuanting
15–21, 21–11, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Syed Modi International Malaysia Woon Khe Wei Malaysia Amelia Alicia Anscelly
Malaysia Soong Fie Cho
20–22, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 New Zealand Open Malaysia Woon Khe Wei Japan Ayako Sakuramoto
Japan Yukiko Takahata
18–21, 21–16, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (1 title, 2 runners-up)

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Iran Fajr International Malaysia Sannatasah Saniru Turkey Ezgi Epice
Turkey Aprilsasi Putri Lejarsar Variella
21–9, 11–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Vietnam International Malaysia Chow Mei Kuan South Korea Baek Ha-na
South Korea Lee Yu-rim
19–21, 21–17, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Bangladesh International Malaysia Yap Cheng Wen India Aparna Balan
India Sruthi K. P.
21–14, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "Players: Vivian Hoo". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  2. ^ "More to come from Khe Wei-Vivian after Glasgow triumph". www.thestar.com.my. The Star. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Participants: Vivian Hoo". gc2018.com. Gold Coast 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  4. ^ "(Olympics) Japanese pair too strong for shuttlers Vivian, Khe Wei". www.nst.com.my. New Straits Times. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  5. ^ https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/badminton/2016/12/11/pang-ron-wants-to-excel-in-badminton-just-like-his-sister/[bare URL]
  6. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.