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Daren Liew


ABOUT
Asian Games - Day 1

Full NameDaren Liew

BornAugust 6, 1987

Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

NationalityMalaysian

ABOUT

Daren Liew, who was born on 6th August 1987, Kuala, Lumpur, Malaysia, is a right-handed badminton player who plays for Malaysia. He has won 200 Matches of the 358 matches he had played including of both Men’s singles and Men’s doubles.


Background


He was influenced by his brother to play badminton who was once a national player. He started playing this sport at the age of 7. He started playing professional since 1998.


Debut

He became a Member of the National team in the year 2005. He represented his Country for the first time in the Singapore Pools Asian Satellite 2003.


Since then he has represented his country in many tournaments.


Career Growth


He won his first Gold medal in the Chinese Taipei satellite Tournament in 2005. Then, he bagged a couple of Silver medals in the Southeast Asian games ( Vientiane (2009), Jakarta (2011) ).


He got back to his winning position by winning a Gold medal in the French Open 2012. He proved his talent again in the year 2014 by winning a Gold and a Silver medal in Commonwealth Games and Thomas Cup.


He won his third and last Gold medal in the Polish open 2015. After that, He bagged two Silver medals in the Korea Masters Tournament and Chinese Taipei Masters Tournament in the year 2016.


He lastly won a Bronze medal in BWF World Championships Nanjing in 2018.


Rise to Glory


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The biggest achievement of his career till date is winning a Gold medal in the French Open 2012. He also reached the highest ranking of his career as World No.10. He has won several medals in his career so far including the three Gold medals.


High Point


‘Never give up’ is his mantra. He has the ambition of qualifying for the Olympics and represent his country. He has been representing his country for 15 years and hasn’t qualified for the Olympics once. Yet, he didn't give up. He believes that he has a shot in the 2020 Olympics because he is the second highest ranked player after world No.5 Lee Chong Wei.

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