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Gladys Chai

Full name: Ng Mei "Gladys" Chai (-von der Laage)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (164 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: February 22, 1953
Country: MAS Malaysia
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Malaysian pentathlete Gladys Chai, whose parents were Chinese, had to retire from the 1972 München Olympics due to injury. She won a silver medal in the high jump at the 1973 Asian Championships. In 1969 she met West German sports journalist Rolf von der Laage at an athletics meeting in Burma. He then organized a training camp for Asian track and field athletes in Germany as a preparation for the München Games. They married in 1977 and Gladys was educated as a sports photographer with the newspaper Kölner Rundschau. They founded the well-known agency for sports photography, ASVOM, which operated worldwide, and Gladys Chai became one of the world’s best-known sports photographers.

Personal Best\: Pen – 3652 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Women's Pentathlon Malaysia MAS AC DNF

Women's Pentathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) P(1971AT) P(1985AT) D P(1971T) P(1985T) H C/F/P
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Malaysia Final Standings AC DNF
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Malaysia 100 metre hurdles 30 18.46 440 442
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Malaysia 100 metre hurdles Heat Four 3 18.46 440 442
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Malaysia Shot put 30 6.95 363 332
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Malaysia Shot put Round One NP foul
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Malaysia Shot put Round Two NP 6.95
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Malaysia Shot put Round Three NP 6.89
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Malaysia High jump 21T 834 736 1.60
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Malaysia High jump 1.45 metres NP o
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Malaysia High jump 1.50 metres NP o
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Malaysia High jump 1.55 metres NP xo
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Malaysia High jump 1.60 metres NP o
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Malaysia High jump 1.65 metres NP xxx
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Malaysia High jump 1.68 metres NP o
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