| Lydia Cheah Li Ya|
| 8 September 1989 (age 26)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1989-09-08) |
59 (19 September 2013)
Lydia Cheah Wikipedia
Lydia Cheah Li Ya (simplified Chinese: 谢沂逾; traditional Chinese: 謝沂逾; pinyin: Xiè Yíyú; born 8 September 1989 in Kuala Lumpur, also known as Lyddia Cheah Yi Yu) is a Malaysian badminton player. Her younger sister, Sonia Cheah Su Ya is also a professional badminton player. In 2010, she competed at the Commonwealth Games in India.
In 2008, she became the runner-up at the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold tournament. She defeated by Saina Nehwal of India in the final. In 2009, she won a bronze medal at the Southeast Asian Games in the women's singles event. She was a part of the Malaysian team squad that won team gold at the 2009 Southeast Asian Games in the women's team event and 2010 Commonwealth Games in the mixed team event.
In 2012, she won the Maybank Malaysia International Challenge tournament. She lived up to expectations when she easily overpowered Singaporean seventh seed Liang Xiaoyu. In 2016, she was the runner-up at the Bulgarian International tournament in the women's singles and doubles event. In 2017, she won the Iceland International tournament in the women's doubles event, and became the runner-up in the singles event.
The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.
BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
BWF Grand Prix tournament
BWF International Challenge tournament
BWF International Series tournament
BWF Future Series tournament