Khan "Bob" Malaythong

USA Badminton

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Event:                          Men's Doubles and Mixed Doubles

Doubles Partners:        Howard Bach, Mesinee "May" Mangkalakiri

Height:                         5'10"

Weight:                        150 lbs.

Birthdate:                     1981

Birthplace:                   Vientiene, Laos

Hometown:                   Rockville, Md.

Current Residence:       Orange, Calif.

Coach:                         Rudy Gunawan and Zi Min Cai

Racket:                         NANO 9000

Dominant Hand:           Right

 

Personal:

Bob Malaythong will have two opportunities to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China...He competes in men's doubles with 2004 Olympian and 2005 World Champion Howard Bach and in mixed doubles with May Mangkalakiri...Is the son of Vath and Seng Malaythong...Has two sisters, Mary Tang and Vong Phimphachanh...Was born in Laos and speaks Laotian...Graduated from William Jefferson Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. in 2000 while he was a resident athlete at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center...Received an Associate in Arts Degree from Santa Ana College in 2006...Works as a part-time badminton coach at the Orange County Badminton Club in Orange, Calif...Lists his hobbies as: going to the driving range, travel, watching movies, go-karting, watching ESPN and playing other sports.

 

Competition Record

 

2007 Results:

Irish International Championships, Men's Doubles (Howard Bach), Gold

U.S. Open, Men's Doubles (Howard Bach), Silver

Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Men's Doubles (Howard Bach), Silver

Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Mixed Doubles (May Mangkalakiri), Gold

Pan American Badminton Championships in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Men's Doubles (Howard Bach), Silver Medal

Pan American Badminton Championships in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Team Event, Silver Medal

U.S. Adult National Championships, Men Doubles (Howard Bach), Champion

U.S. Adult National Championships, Mixed Doubles (May Mangkalakiri), Runner-up

U.S. Adult National Championships, Men Singles, Fourth Place

 

2006 Results:

U.S. Adult National Championships, Men Doubles (Howard Bach), Champion

U.S. Adult National Championships, Mixed Doubles (May Mangkalakiri), Runner-up

Boston Open, Men's Doubles (Howard Bach), Champion

Thomas Cup Team Finals, USA Team Member

 

2005 Results:

World Championships, Participant

Pan Am Championships, Men's Doubles, Champion

SCBA International, Men's Doubles Runner-Up, Mixed Doubles Quarter-Finalist

U.S. Nationals, Men's Doubles and Mixed Doubles Champion

 

2004 Results:

Trinidad & Tobago International, Men's Doubles Champion, Mixed Doubles Quarter-finalist

Canadian Open, Men's Doubles Semi-Finalist, Mixed Doubles Quarter-Finalist

New Zealand International, Men's Doubles Finalist, Mixed Doubles Semi-Finalist

Boston Open, Men's Doubles, Champion

 

2003 Results:

U.S. Open, Men's Doubles (Tony Gunawan), Champion

Thailand Open, Men's Doubles, Quarter-Finalist

U.S. Nationals, Men's Doubles, Champion

 

2002 Results:

U.S. Open, Men's Doubles (Tony Gunawan), Champion

Singapore Open, Men's Doubles, Quarter-Finalist

Puerto Rico International, Men's Doubles, Champion

Miami International, Men's Doubles and Mixed Doubles