Sylvia Ng
Personal information

Sylvia Ng Meow Eng (born 24 September 1949 in Johor Bahru) is a former badminton player from Malaysia. She was inducted into the Olympic Council of Malaysia's Hall of Fame in 2004.[1]

Career

Her major international success in 1969 was at the Southeast Asia Games in Rangoon, where she won the women's singles. Four years later, she was again successful in the same event in women's singles. In 1970, she won the mixed doubles at the Belgian International partnering Ng Boon Bee. At the Asian Games in 1970 she was also successful with Ng Boon Bee in Mixed Doubles and finished third in the Women's Singles. Again with Boon Bee she won a year later at the Canadian Open in the Mixed Doubles category.

At the Commonwealth Games in 1974, she won the bronze medal in women's doubles together with Rosalind Singha Ang. In the Asian Games 1974, she finished without a medal. In 1977 she won another gold at the Southeast Asian Games held in Kuala Lumpur. She also won a Commonwealth Games gold for women's singles in 1978.[2]

Sylvia was Malaysia's Sportswoman of the Year twice in 1975 & 1978.[3]

Achievements

Asian Games

Women singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1970 Kittikachorn Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand Thailand Thongkam Kingmanee 7–11, 4–11
Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1970 Kittikachorn Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Thailand Bandid Jaiyen
Thailand Achara Pattabongs
Gold

Asian Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1971 Jakarta, Indonesia South Korea Yoon Im-soon 4–11, 7–11
Bronze

Southeast Asian Peninsular Games/Southeast Asian Games

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1969 Yangon, Myanmar Myanmar Khin Than Nwe
Gold
1973 Singapore Badminton Hall, Singapore City, Singapore Malaysia Rosalind Singha Ang 11–1, 11–3
Gold
1975 Bangkok, Thailand Thailand Thongkam Kingmanee 11–1, 12–9
Gold
1977 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Verawaty Wiharjo 4–11, 11–4, 11–5
Gold

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1969 Rangoon, Myanmar Malaysia Khaw Gaik Bee Malaysia Teoh Siew Yong
Malaysia Rosalind Singha Ang
Silver
1973 Singapore Badminton Hall, Singapore City, Singapore Malaysia Rosalind Singha Ang Thailand Thongkam Kingmanee
Thailand Sirisriro Patama
15–2, 15–5
Gold
1975 Bangkok, Thailand Malaysia Rosalind Singha Ang Thailand Thongkam Kingmanee
Thailand Sirisriro Patama
15–5, 15–3
Gold
1977 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Rosalind Singha Ang Indonesia Theresia Widiastuti
Indonesia Regina Masli
2–15, 4–15
Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1973 Singapore Badminton Hall, Singapore City, Singapore Malaysia Punch Gunalan Singapore Yeo Ah Seng
Singapore Tan Chor Kiang
15–5, 15–6
Bronze
1975 Bangkok, Thailand Malaysia Cheah Hong Chong Malaysia Dominic Soong
Malaysia Rosalind Singha Ang
5–15, 4–15
Silver

Commonwealth Games

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1974 Cowles Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand England Susan Whetnall 11–2, 11–8
Bronze
1978 University of Alberta Arena, Edmonton, Canada Malaysia Katherine Teh 11–5, 11–3
Gold

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1974 Cowles Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand Malaysia Rosalind Singha Ang Canada Mimi Nilsson
Canada Judy Rollick
15–2, 15–8
Bronze

International tournaments

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1971 Singapore Open Thailand Thongkam Kingmanee 3–11, 11–9, 11–6
Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1970 Singapore Open Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Thailand Chirasak Champakao
Thailand Pachara Pattabongse
15–11, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1971 Singapore Open Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Thailand Thongkam Kingmanee
Thailand Bandid Jaiyen
15–6, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1971 Poona Open Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Netherlands Joke van Beusekom
Netherlands Piet Ridder
1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1971 Canada Open Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Canada Rolph Patterson
Canada Mimi Nilsson
15–11, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Invitational tournament

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1976 Asian Invitational Championships Malaysia Rosalind Singha Ang Thailand Kingmanee Thongkam
Thailand Sirisriro Patama
15–9, 18–14
Gold
1977 Asian Invitational Championships Malaysia Rosalind Singha Ang Thailand Kingmanee Thongkam
Thailand Sirisriro Patama
15–7, 15–3
Bronze

Honour

Honour of Malaysia

References

  1. ^ "Peng Soon, Poh Lim in OCM Hall of Fame". New Straits Times. 5 December 2004. Archived from the original on 20 February 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016 – via HighBeam Research.
  2. ^ Boopathy, K.M. (13 March 2006). "Yap: Women Will Surely Deliver". New Straits Times. Archived from the original on 20 February 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016 – via HighBeam Research.
  3. ^ Kathigasu, Sybil (8 March 2011). "100 Memorable Malaysian Women". The Star Online. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat" (in Malay). Bahagian Istiadat & Urusetia Persidangan Antarabangsa. Retrieved 27 October 2019.