Newly-wed Soon Huat-Shevon out to smash more honours in badminton


Lovebirds: Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Lai Jemie posing on their wedding day - May 4, 2024.

PETALING JAYA: Mixed doubles shuttlers Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie started their journey by winning matches on badminton court. Now, they have won each other's heart.

On Saturday, the best friends tied the knot at the La Serre, The Chateau Spa & Wellness Resort in Bukit Tinggi in the presence of their loved ones and many from the badminton fraternity.

"The day was magical," said Shevon.

"Things went smoother than we imagined. Everything was right on point, even the weather was beautiful. Really happy that many of our guest had a good time there," said Shevon.

Shevon has been playing mixed doubles with Soon Huat since 2016 and in end of December 2022, they got engaged after Soon Huat made a surprise proposal in Maldives.

For Shevon, Soon Huat is her best badminton partner and soulmate.

"The best thing about Soon Huat is that he cares so much about others, always putting others first before himself," said Shevon.

"He is always so patient and understanding. I always feel like he is the earth to my fire, he doesn't put it out, but guides me to be grounded."

An equally elated Soon Huat said: "I became her mixed doubles partner on Oct 24 (2016) and many years later, through many challenges and injuries, we are still here, competing in major world badminton tournaments together, as a partner, on and off court."

The duo, were once ranked eighth in the world, and did the country proud by winning the Swiss Open this year. They were also the Swiss Open runners-up in 2022 and reached the semi-finals of the Korean Masters, Singapore Open and Denmark Open in 2022.

The duo came close but missed out on qualifying for the Paris Olympic Games and now, that they are married, will they keep playing?

"Yes of course, we will continue to play," said Shevon.

In fact, they will be getting ready to give a good show in the Malaysian Masters from May 21-26 in Bukit Jalil.


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