Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s two Rio Olympics men’s doubles silver pairs – Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong (men’s doubles), Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying (mixed doubles) have reportedly looking to hire former Malaysian men’s doubles player – Chew Choon Eng as their new coach.
Tan Wee Kiong told Malaysian media on Wednesday that Chew has verbally agreed to serve as their coach.
“We don’t have a much choice, and coach Chew is currently available to help us out. After all, a coach needs to commit a lot of time, energy, and effort,” said Tan.
“Chew was one of our volunteer coach during the Malaysia Masters.”
“Being a former national badminton player, he is able to help us with better game plan and strategies,” added Tan.
Chew Choon Eng and his men’s doubles partner Chan Chong Ming competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics. They defeated Theodoros Velkos and George Patis of Greece in the first round, then were sent packing in the round of 16 by Zheng Bo and Sang Yang of China.
Chew and Chan won the bronze medal at 2001 World Champions, gold medal at 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games and bronze medal at the 2002 Busan Asian Games.