Tan Aik Huang
Personal information
Birth name陳奕芳
Country Malaysia
Born (1946-02-14) 14 February 1946 (age 75)
Straits Settlements (now Singapore)
Years active1965-1973
HandednessRight
EventMen's singles & men's doubles

Tan Aik Huang AMN (Chinese: 陳奕芳; pinyin: Chén Yìfāng, born 14 February 1946)[1] is a retired Malaysian Chinese badminton player noted for his footwork and patience. He is the elder brother of Tan Aik Mong.[2]

Career

In 1966 he won men's singles at the All England Open Badminton Championships, then considered the unofficial World Badminton Championships, defeating Japan's Masao Akiyama in the finals.[3] This came during a run of four straight appearances in the All England finals from 1965 through 1968. He lost hard-fought matches to Erland Kops in '65 and '67 and to Rudy Hartono in '68.[4] Tan was a member of four Malaysian Thomas Cup (men's international) teams including its world champion team of 1967.[5] He won numerous major international singles titles during the mid- and late 1960s including the Danish Open, the US Open, the Canadian Open, and the Malaysian Open. He won both singles and doubles at the British Commonwealth Games of 1966.[6]

Achievements

Southeast Asian Peninsular Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1965 Selangor Badminton Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Thailand Sangob Rattanusorn 15–7, 7–15, 15–7
Gold
1971 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Punch Gunalan 15–12, 15–11
Gold

Commonwealth Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1966 Kingston, Jamaica Malaysia Yew Cheng Hoe 15–8, 15–8
Gold

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1966 Kingston, Jamaica Malaysia Yew Cheng Hoe Malaysia Ng Boon Bee
Malaysia Tan Yee Khan
15–14, 15–5
Gold

International tournaments

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1965 All England Denmark Erland Kops 13–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1966 All England Japan Masao Akiyama 15–7, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1966 Canada Open Malaysia Yew Cheng Hoe 15–11, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1966 U.S. Open Malaysia Yew Cheng Hoe 15–5, 15–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1966 Malaysia Open Indonesia Muljadi 15–12, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1967 Denmark Open Denmark Erland Kops 15–7, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1967 All England Denmark Erland Kops 12–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1967 Singapore Open Denmark Erland Kops 15–11, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1968 German Open Denmark Erland Kops 9–15, 18–17, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1968 All England Indonesia Rudy Hartono 12–15, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1968 Malaysia Open Japan Ippei Kojima 15–4, 13–15, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1968 Singapore Open Japan Ippei Kojima 15–12, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1972 German Open Sweden Sture Johnsson 18–15, 5–15, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1966 Denmark Open Malaysia Yew Cheng Hoe Malaysia Tan Yee Khan
Malaysia Ng Boon Bee
13–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1966 Malaysia Open Malaysia Eddy Choong Thailand Sangob Rattanusorn
Thailand Chavalert Chumkum
17–14, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1969 Denmark Open Malaysia Tan Aik Mong Japan Ippei Kojima
Denmark Bjarne Andersen
9–15, 15–6, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1972 Singapore Open Malaysia Tan Aik Mong Malaysia Punch Gunalan
Malaysia Ng Boon Bee
15–11, retired 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1972 Jakarta Open Malaysia Tan Aik Mong Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
10–15, 15–9, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Honour

References

  1. ^ Encik Tan Aik Huang. arkib.gov.my
  2. ^ PAUL, RAJES (22 August 2013). "Badminton legend Aik Mong on a mission at BAM". The Star Online. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  3. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton, (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 106.
  4. ^ Herbert Scheele ed., The International Badminton Federation Hand-Book for 1971 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd., 1971) 164.
  5. ^ Davis, 124.
  6. ^ Davis, 113.
  7. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia).