Tan Ser Cher
Tan Ser Cher is a weightlifter from Singapore who began full-time training in the sport when he was 16, and was crowned the "Champion of Champions" in the local weightlifting competition in 1954 at the age of 21. He represented Singapore in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne in his first international competition, and came in at 7th position. In 1958, he reached the 4th position at the 3rd Asian Games held in Tokyo, and two months later, he archived the gold medal at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in the featherweight category after hoisting 685 lbs, together with compatriot Tan Howe Liang who also took gold in the lightweight category.
Soon after however, sporting injured forced him to retire prematurely, although he was asked to represent Singapore in the 1st SEAP Games in Bangkok in 1959. He won a bronze medal in the featherweight division, the final medal he took home after a waist injury returned him to permanently retire from participating in the sport competitively.
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