The first Asian to lift the All England title in 1950, 1951, 1952 and 1955. The “Great Wong” also led the Thomas Cup Team as the Champions on 1949 (London), 1952 (Singapore), and 1955 (Singapore). The late Peng Soon was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1999 by the International Badminton Federation (IBF).
The pair were untouchable having won the Singapore Open for four consecutive years. They emerged runners up in the 1951 All England.
Eddy won the All-England titles on four occasions 1953, 1954, 1956 and 1957. Teaming up with his brother David, the pair wond the All England in 1952, 1953 and 1954. In honour of Eddy’s feat, the IBF created the Eddy Choong Player of the Year Award in 1998.
From 1960 Perak Open, the pair went on to win the 1965 and 1966 All England. Yee Khan’s wrist work was out into use as he picked up golf and won the Malaysia Open Amateur Golf title in 1970.
The brothers comprising of Rashid, Razif, Jalani and Rahman kept the Malaysian flag high after aiding the team to win the 1992 Thomas Cup. Misbun and Jalani were also bagging the World Championships bronze medal in 1980. Jalani then joined forces with Razif to win the silver medal at the 1987 and 1989 World Championships.
The doubles pair of Kim Hock-Soon Kit was the first to clinch the silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics
Chong Wei is the triple silver medallist at the Olympic Games, from 2008 Beijing, 2012 London and 2016 Rio. He is the only shuttler so far to hold the number One world ranking for more than a year, or 199 consecutive weeks precisely, from 21 August 2008 to 14 June 2012.