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Tan Eng Yoon

Full name: Tan Eng Yoon
Gender: Male
Born: January 9, 1928
Died: January 30, 2010 in Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Affiliations: Swift Athletes Association
Country: SIN Singapore
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Tan Eng Yoon competed at the 1956 Olympics in the 100 m and triple jump. At the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games he finished eighth in triple jump and was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the 100 yards. In 1959 he won Singapore's first ever medal, in the 400 hurdles, at the inaugural Southeast Asian Peninsular Games in Bangkok. He also won the triple jump at that event, setting a Singapore record that stood for 32 years. Tan became the national track & field coach in the 1960s and 1970s. He later set up the Singapore Olympians Association and was elected as its first president. Tan graduated from Loughborough University in England. Healthy at 82, he died while walking across a street when he was hit by a car.

Personal Bests: 100 – unknown; TJ – 15.12 (1955).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Men's 100 metres Singapore SIN 4 h9 r1/4
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Men's Triple Jump Singapore SIN AC QR

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Singapore Round One Heat Nine 4 11.4 11.63

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Singapore Qualifying Round AC NM
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Singapore Qualifying Round Round One NP foul
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Singapore Qualifying Round Round Two NP foul NM
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Singapore Qualifying Round Round Three NP foul
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