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Aaron Chia

A determined and agile shuttler, Aaron Chia has been reaching greater heights in the badminton men’s doubles category

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Aaron Chia, alongside Soh Wooi Yik, is one half of the talented pair of national shuttlers who have rising stars in the badminton world. Chia debuted at the junior level in the Under-19 Junior International Championships in Malaysia in 2015 together with Soh. Though the two were briefly separated, they would rejoin to play in the 2017 Malaysia International Challenge.

Paired with Soh’s 185cm height, Chia’s lightning-fast reflexes make them a powerful pair to contend with, earning them second place in most of the international competitions they participate in. Some of their notable wins include the gold medal at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games and the bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where they defeated Indonesia pair Hendra Setiawan-Mohammad Ahsan. They also finished as runners-up in the 2019 All England.

Besides Soh, Chia has also been paired up with other notable players including Goh Sze Fei, Tan Jinn Hwa and Muhammad Idham Zainal Abidin Syazmil.

The 24-year-old from Melaka has been playing badminton since he was 7. It was introduced to him as a hobby by his father. Chia is married and has two daughters.

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Aaron Chia was only 17 years old when he represented Malaysia in 2014 at the Indonesia International Series with fellow player Guo Zheng Sim.

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