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Janice Woon

About Janice Woon

Malaysian professional badminton player who is best known for her work in the doubles event. 

Early life

With a passion for the sport at a young age, she began competing and playing professionally with several partners. She gained international success when her and her partner won a gold medal at 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow


She is known for reaching the quarterfinals with her partner in the 2016 Rio Olympic games. 

Family of Janice Woon

She was born and raised in Selangor, Malaysia. 

Close associates of Janice Woon

She is known for being the partner of fellow professional badminton player Vivian Hoo Kah Mun. She can also be seen in relation to other professionals in the sport including Wang Shixian and Carolina Marin. 

Koo Kien Keat

About Koo Kien Keat

Professional badminton player who was part of the world s #1-ranked men s doubles team in 2010.

Early life

He studied at Bukit Jalil Sports School.


He and his doubles partner, Tan Boon Heong, defeated a Chinese team to win the BWF World Championships in 2010.

Family of Koo Kien Keat

His family lived in the Malaysian Perak State capital of Ipoh at the time of his birth.

Close associates of Koo Kien Keat

He is a contemporary of the Chinese badminton player and Olympian Lin Dan.

Gail Emms

About Gail Emms

English badminton player who won the mixed doubles title at the BWF World Championships as well as the Commonwealth Games in 2006. She won a silver medal representing England at the 2004 Summer Olympics and retired from the sport shortly after participating in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Early life

She started playing badminton at age 4 and attended the private girls school Dame Alice Harpur School in Bedford. She graduated with a BSc in Sports Science from Kingston University in 1998.


In march 2014 she appeared on the BBC game show Sport Relief s Top Dog along with her dog Raffa, who ended up winning the competition.

Family of Gail Emms

Her first child, Harry, was born in 2010. Her second child, Oliver, was born in 2013.

Close associates of Gail Emms

She completed against South Korean player Lee Young-dae in the quarterfinals of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Lee Chong Wei

About Lee Chong Wei

Badminton player who made his Olympic debut at the 2008 games in Beijing, where he earned a silver medal.

Early life

He began playing badminton at age 11, and was drafted to the national team at age 17.


He was ranked the number one singles player in the world from August 21, 2008 to June 14, 2012.

Family of Lee Chong Wei

He married teammate Wong Mew Choo on November 9, 2012, and they had a son, Kingston, on April 12, 2013.

Close associates of Lee Chong Wei

He was the third Malaysian player to be ranked number one, joining the likes of Roslin Hashim.

Eddy Choong

About Eddy Choong

Malaysian-born, Chinese badminton player who became a member of the Badminton Hall of Fame in 1997.

Early life

He was born in Penang, Malaysia.


He was a four-time men s singles winner at the All England Open Badminton Championships.

Family of Eddy Choong

His brother, David Ewe Choong, with whom he played men s doubles, was also a badminton professional.

Close associates of Eddy Choong

Lee Chong Wei is a younger, Malaysian-born badminton player.

Debby Susanto

About Debby Susanto

Badminton player specializing in doubles who has been ranked as one of the top 10 double players in the world during her illustrious career. She has taken home gold medals at tournaments like the 2013 and 2015 Southeast Asian Games.

Early life

As a junior player, she won gold at the 2007 Asia Junior Championships.


She made it to the quarterfinal stage at the 2016 Summer Olympics. 

Family of Debby Susanto

Her parents are Sugiyanti Budiman and Susanto Darmawan.

Close associates of Debby Susanto

She became the doubles partner of Praveen Jordan in 2014.