Monday, January 28, 2013

Datuk Eddy Choong - Badminton Legend

From Wikipedia.

Datuk Eddy Choong, who passed away on Jan 28, 2013 will go down in history as one of Malaysia's greatest badminton players of all time.

Born in 1930 in Georgetown, he was the younger brother of another badminton legend David Choong.

He was included in the Badminton Hall Of Fame in 1997.

Noted for his speed, tenacity and stamina, Choong won men's singles at the All England Open Badminton Championships four times between 1953 and 1957 when it was considered the unofficlal world championship of the sport.

He also reached the All-England singles final in 1952 and 1955 and won the men's doubles with his brother in 1951, 1952, and 1953.

He was a member of the 1955 Malayan Thomas Cup (men's international) team which retained the world team championship, and the 1958 team which surrendered the title to Indonesia.