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).
|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|
|1956 Summer||28||Melbourne||Athletics||Singapore||Round One||Heat Nine||4||11.4||11.63|
|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|