CHAN Peng Soon < Back  
Sport Badminton
CGA Malaysia   
Gender Men
Born 27 Apr 1988 in Pulau Pinang, MAS
Height1.70 m
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Injuries In June 2011 he missed the Thailand Open due to a back injury. (, 07 Jun 2011)
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach Rexy Mainaky [national], INA
Handedness Right
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Family Wife Maye Cham, sons Milton [2011] and Julian [2019], daughters Hannah [2015] and Lea [2020]
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Why this sport? "I used to follow my dad to the badminton court and I began playing from there."
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Most influential person in career His father. (, 29 Feb 2016)
Hero / Idol Indonesian badminton player Hendra Setiawan, Korean badminton player Kim Dong-Moon. (, 29 Feb 2016)
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When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing badminton at age eight.
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Occupation Athlete
Languages English, Hokkien, Malay, Mandarin
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Other information NEW PARTNERSHIP
In late 2021 he parted ways with mixed doubles partner Goh Liu Ying after 13 years. He then spent time playing alongside Valeree Siow and Toh Ee Wei before teaming up with Cheah Yee See in June 2022. "Liu Ying and I had differences in our future plans. I want to keep on playing in international events while Liu Ying wants to relax a little more. So, after some discussions, we decided that the 2021 World Tour Finals event in Bali would be our last tournament together. I want to thank Liu Ying for this wonderful journey. I don't think we part ways with any regrets because we have done the best we could." (, 14 Oct 2022;, 16 Jan 2022, 05 Jan 2022;, 09 Dec 2021;, 07 Dec 2021;, 06 Dec 2021)

In 2020 he launched a business selling protective face masks, cleansers, and disinfectants. He donated a percentage of the profits to Malaysian badminton players who were affected by the cancellation of events during the COVID-19 pandemic. (CHAN.GER Instagram profile, 27 Apr 2021;, 28 Feb 2021)
Ambitions To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (, 09 Dec 2021)
Milestones He and doubles partner Goh Liu Ying became the first mixed doubles pair representing Malaysia to win a medal at the Olympic Games when they claimed silver at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Jul 2018;, 19 Aug 2016)