KOO Kien Keat < Back  
Sport Badminton
CGA Malaysia   
Gender Men
Born 18 Sep 1985
Height1.72 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Languages Chinese, English, Malay
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began at age seven.
Why this sport? "I was heavily influenced by my siblings and I guess since then I've started liking it."
Name of coach Yoo Yong Sung [personal] Tan Kim Her [national]
Coach from what year? 2011
Handedness Right
General Interest
Hobbies Shopping, badminton, listening to Western pop music. (baike.baidu.com, 26 Apr 2012; badzine.net, 08 Oct 2009)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the 2006 Asian Games and 2007 All England tournament. (badzine.net, 08 Oct 2009)
Most influential person in career His siblings. (badzine.net, 08 Oct 2009)
Hero / Idol Usain Bolt. (badzine.net, 08 Oct 2009)
Other information OFF-COURT DISTRACTIONS
In 2008 the Malaysian national doubles coach Rexy Mainaky raised the issue with Koo that his reputation for partying was affecting his performances on court. This came after he and partner Tan Boon Heong were knocked out in the first round of the 2008 All England tournament, thus failing to defend their 2007 title. Mainaky said he had spoken to Koo several times, voicing concern over 'rumours' that he was distracted by women and excessive partying. (Reuters, The Straights Times, 18 Mar 2008)