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WONG Zi Liang Derek Name WONG Zi Liang Derek
NOC SIN - Singapore Singapore Date of Birth 13 JAN 1989
Residence Gender Male
Height 175 cm Weight 70 kg
Discipline Badminton

Badminton

BiographiesResult
Start Date Start Time Event Partner Score Results Opponent
Name NOC
Men's Singles
26 SEP 2014 13 : 55 Men's Singles Round of 16 Match 5 0 - 2 Lose CHOU Tien Chen TPE - Chinese Taipei TPE
25 SEP 2014 19 : 00 Men's Singles Round of 32 Match 9 2 - 0 Win BHATTI Muhammad Irfan Saeed PAK - Pakistan PAK

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Olympic Games
Group stageSingles2012London, GBR
World Championships
Last 16Singles2011London, GBR
Last 32Singles2013Guangzhou, CHN
Last 32Singles2009Hyderabad, IND
Last 64Singles2014Copenhagen, DEN
Last 64Singles2010Paris, FRA
OSIM BWF Super Series
Last 16Singles2014OUE Singapore Open, SIN
Last 16Singles2012Li Ning China Masters Super Series, CHN
Last 16Men's Doubles2012Yonex Japan Super Series, JPN
Last 16Men's Doubles2012Li Ning China Masters Super Series, CHN
Last 32Singles2014The Star Australian Open, AUS
Last 32Singles2014Yonex All England Super Series, GBR
Last 32Men's Doubles2014The Star Australian Open, AUS
Last 32Singles2012Yonex Japan Super Series, JPN
Last 32Singles2012Li Ning Singapore Super Series, SIN
Last 32Singles2012Syed Modi Memorial India Open Grand Prix Gold, IND
Last 32Men's Doubles2012Li Ning Singapore Super Series, SIN
World Grand Prix
3Singles2012Korea Grand Prix Gold, KOR
3Singles2011Russian Open Grand Prix, RUS
QuarterfinalSingles2014Adidas China Masters, CHN
QuarterfinalSingles2013Yonex Dutch Open, NED
QuarterfinalSingles2013London Grand Prix Gold
QuarterfinalSingles2013Yonex Sunrise Indonesia Open, INA
Last 16Singles2014Yonex Sunrise Indonesian Masters, INA
Last 16Singles2014Yonex German Open, GER
Last 16Singles2013Yonex Chinese Taipei Open, TPE
Last 16Singles2013Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open GP Gold, MAS
Last 16Men's Doubles2013Yonex Chinese Taipei Open, TPE
Last 16Mixed Doubles2012Yonex Chinese Taipei Open, TPE
Last 16Singles2011Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold, MAS
Last 16Men's Doubles2011Russian Open Grand Prix, RUS
Last 16Singles2010Syed Modi Memorial India Open Grand Prix, IND
Last 32Singles2013SCG Thailand Grand Prix Gold, THA
Last 32Men's Doubles2013SCG Thailand Grand Prix Gold, THA
Last 32Men's Doubles2013Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open GP Gold, MAS
Last 32Singles2012Yonex Chinese Taipei Open, TPE
Last 32Singles2012Yonex German Open, GER
Last 32Singles2011Yonex Sunrise Syed Modi Memorial India Open, IND
Last 32Men's Doubles2011Bankaltim Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold, INA
Last 32Men's Doubles2011Yonex Sunrise Vietnam Open, VIE
Last 32Men's Doubles2010Syed Modi Memorial India Open Grand Prix, IND
Last 64Singles2013Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold, SUI
Last 64Singles2013Yonex German Open, GER
Last 64Singles2012Syed Modi Memorial India Open Grand Prix Gold, IND
Last 64Singles2012Yonex Sunrise Vietnam Open, VIE
Last 64Singles2012Yonex Australian Open Grand Prix, AUS
Last 64Singles2012Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold, SUI
Last 64Singles2011HWASUN VICTOR Korea Grand Prix Gold, KOR
Last 64Singles2011Bankaltim Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold, INA
Last 64Singles2011Yonex Sunrise Vietnam Open, VIE
Asian Championships
Last 16Singles2014Gimcheon, KOR
Last 32Singles2013Taipei, TPE
Last 32Singles2012Qingdao, CHN
Last 32Men's Doubles2011Chengdu, CHN
Last 64Singles2011Chengdu, CHN
South East Asian Games
3Singles2011Indonesia
3Team2011Indonesia
9Singles2013Naypyidaw, MYA
Thomas & Uber Cup
9Team2014New Delhi, IND
Li Ning Sudirman Cup
9Team2013Kuala Lumpur, MAS
13Team2011Qingdao, CHN
Commonwealth Games
2Singles2014Glasgow, GBR
3Team2014Glasgow, GBR
World Junior Championships
9Singles2007Waitakere, NZL
BWF World Ranking
42Singles2014
323Men's Doubles2014

Detailed Information

Biography
Hobbies Watching movies, surfing the internet, racquet sports, outdoor sports. (BWF, 2014; teamsingapore.org, 15 Jan 2012)
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Business Administration - Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore
Spouse & Children Partner Vanessa Neo
Languages Spoken English, Mandarin
Coach Liu Qingdong [national] (news.asiaone.com, 29 Mar 2014)
Position / Style Attacking (scottevansireland.com, 30 Jun 2010)
Plays Right (teamsingapore.com.sg, 20 Jul 2010)
Sporting / famous Relatives His father Shoon Keat won a gold medal in badminton at the 1983 Southeast Asian [SEA] Games in Singapore. His mother Irene Lee and his partner Vanessa Neo have competed in badminton at international level, and his younger brother Jason has been a member of the national intermediate badminton squad. (todayonline.com, 24 Mar 2014; news.asiaone.com, 16 Jul 2013; menshealth.com.sg, 15 Jan 2013)
International debut 2005 for Singapore (BWF, 2014)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He began playing badminton at age seven. (BWF, 2014)

Reason for taking up this sport
His parents were both badminton players, and took him along to play. (redsports.sg, 11 Jun 2008)

Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (todayonline.com, 24 Mar 2014)

Training
He trains 12 times per week, depending on his tournament schedule. (BWF, 2014)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning his first major medal, a bronze at the 2011 Southeast Asian [SEA] Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. (BWF, 2014)

Most influential person in career
His father Shoon Keat. (BWF, 2014)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Someone once said to me, it is not bad to be in second place because then you will know that you have certain areas that need to be worked on. Being champion gives you a little time to enjoy the victory and continue to find your own areas to improve." (BWF, 2014)

Awards
He was named Straits Times Athlete of the Month for August 2011. (BWF, 2014)

General
CONSIDERING QUITTING THE SPORT
In 2010 he considered giving up professional badminton after a lack of training time during his national service had left him trailing behind his rivals, suffering many defeats. "My parents told me, 'Derek, you can still do it, don't give up'. Those were very simple words, but they made a lot of difference." (menshealth.com.sg, 15 Jan 2013)

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