Tan Yee Khan

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Tan Yee Khan
Personal information
Birth name 陈贻权
Country  Malaysia
Born (1940-09-24) 24 September 1940 (age 76)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaya (now Malaysia)
Years active 1961-1969
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tan.

Tan Yee Khan (simplified Chinese: 陈贻权; traditional Chinese: 陳貽權; pinyin: Chén Yíquán; born 24 September 1940) is a former Malaysian badminton player who represented his country in badminton events around the world during the 1960s. Though capable of high level singles (he won Japan's "World Invitational" tourney in 1964 and ousted Erland Kops in the first round of the 1966 All Englands),[1] Yee Khan was primarily a doubles player who won numerous major international titles in partnership with Ng Boon Bee. Powerfully built and substantially bigger than most Asian players of his day, he was reputed to be the hardest smasher in the game. He won the coveted All-England men's doubles title with Boon Bee consecutively in 1965 and 1966.[2] In 1967 he was a member of Malaysia's world champion Thomas Cup (men's international) team. Plagued by back problems he retired from badminton competition in 1969 but soon became one of Malaysia's leading golfers.[3] He was elected to the World Badminton Hall of Fame in 1998.[4]

He now runs an island resort on the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia, on the island of Pangkor called Sea View Hotel & Holiday Resort.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herbert Scheele, International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1969 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd., 1969) 202.
  2. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 107.
  3. ^ ms:Tan Yee Khan
  4. ^ http://www.worldbadminton.net/Awards.asp#hall
  5. ^ Sea View Hotel & Holiday Resort Pangkor Island