Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong Are Now World Number 1!

According to the latest list issued by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

  • Rio Olympic Games silver medallists Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong are now ranked at the top spot globally!

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    • At the Rio Olympics, V Shem-Wee Kiong became the first Malaysian pair to make it to the Olympics final since Cheah Soon Kit-Yap Kim Hock won silver in the 1996 Atlanta Games.

      The pair came close to winning gold, but fell short to China's Fu Haifeng-Zhang Nan in the final.

  • Badminton World Federation (BWF) in its latest world ranking list stated that V Shem-Wee Kiong had accumulated 71,297 points - making them the world number one men’s doubles pair

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    • The duo moved up in the ranks when popular Korean pair Lee Yong Dae-Yoo Yeon Seong were removed from the list. Yong Dae announced that he would retire from professional badminton after the Rio Olympics.

      China’s Chai Biao-Hong Wei came in second place with 70,220 and Danish pair of Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (67,534) in third.

  • The duo couldn't be happier to end the year on a high note

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    • "I am extremely happy because I only got to know about this when I checked the list this morning. We were hoping to end the year on a high, but I did not expect it to happen this soon, especially since we still have the China and Hong Kong Opens to play in," V Shem said as quoted by the New Strait Times.

  • After winning the silver medal at the Rio Olympics, V Shem-Wee Kiong clinched the Denmark Open title on October

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    • The Malaysian shuttlers will be competing in the China Open next Tuesday, 15 November before flying over to Kowloon for the Hong Kong Open on 22 November.

  • Such good news! We're really proud of you guys! :D

  • Did you know the Malaysian women's dodgeball team is now ranked at the top spot globally?

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