Chua Phung Kim
|Born||29 April 1939|
Singapore, Straits Settlements
|Died||4 August 1990 (aged 51)|
|Spouse(s)||Chew Luan Kiang (1940 - 1991)|
|Country|| Singapore |
Malaysia (16 September 1963 - 8 August 1965)
Chua Phung Kim (Chinese: 蔡攀錦; pinyin: Cài Pānjǐn) (29 April 1939 – 4 August 1990) was a Singaporean weightlifter who first took to the sport in 1960 after being introduced to it by his elder brother, Chua Peng Kim. Just two years later, he helped Singapore win another gold medal in the Commonwealth Games by coming in tops in the bantamweight category during the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games held in Perth, Western Australia after lifting a total of 710 lbs. He represented Malaysia at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo when Singapore was part of Malaysia, but failed to win a medal.
In 1965, he also took the gold medal in the 4th SEAP Games. He lost out the gold medal in the 1970 British Commonwealth Games by a mere 2.5 kilograms, before announcing his retirement from competitive participation in the sport. In 1976, he contributed to the sport as a coach under the Singapore Amateur Weightlifting Federation until his death in 1990 at the age of 51.
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