Ooi Teik Hock

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Ooi Teik Hock
Personal information
Birth name 黄德福
Country  Malaysia
Born (1920-11-13)13 November 1920
Penang, Malaya (now Malaysia)
Died 21 March 1983(1983-03-21) (aged 62)
Penang, Malaysia

Ooi Teik Hock (simplified Chinese: 黄德福; traditional Chinese: 黃德福; pinyin: Huáng Dé Fú; born 13 November 1920 - 21 March 1983)[1][2] was a male badminton player from Malaysia who won Malayan national titles and represented his country in team and individual competition between 1939 and 1958. Teik Hock played on four consecutive Malayan Thomas Cup (men's international) teams (1949, 1952, 1955, 1958) the first three of which claimed world titles. Paired with a variety of partners, he was undefeated in eight Thomas Cup doubles matches, while winning four of his six singles matches.[3] He shared the men's doubles title at the prestigious All-England Championships in 1949 with Teoh Seng Khoon and in 1954 with Ong Poh Lim. In the '49 All-England's he was runner-up in men's singles to the legendary Dave Freeman.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mention of Ooi Teik Hock's death
  2. ^ Thomas Cup hero Ooi Teik Hock – the old champ who faded away
  3. ^ Herbert Scheele ed., The International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1967 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd. 1967) 66-78.
  4. ^ Scheele, 166-168.