Further Personal Information
||Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He started the sport at age eight.
|Why this sport?
||After watching people playing badminton as a child he asked his father if he could start playing himself.
|Name of coach
||Yoo Yong Sung [personal], Tan Kim Her [national]
|Coach from what year?
||Shopping and drinking tea. (badmintoncentral.com, 29 Jan 2008)
In October 2009, it was officially stated that he had broken the record for the hardest smash ever, clocked at 421kph in the 2009 Japan Open. "I feel proud of this recognition. It will certainly motivate me to do even better in this sport. People started to notice my smashing ability when I was 17 years old and, aware that it is one of my strong points, I spent extra hours working on it." (thestar.com.my, 23 Oct 2009)