Teh Kew San
郑求山
Personal information
CountryMalaysia
Born (1935-01-26) 26 January 1935 (age 87)[1]
Penang, Malaya
HandednessRight
Medal record
Representing  Malaysia
Men's badminton
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 1967 Jakarta Team
Silver medal – second place 1958 Singapore Team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1966 Bangkok Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1962 Jakarta Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1966 Bangkok Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1962 Jakarta Men's team
Southeast Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1961 Rangoon Men's singles
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1962 Kuala Lumpur Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1962 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1965 Lucknow Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1962 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles

Teh Kew San (郑求山) AMN (born 26 January 1935) is a former Malaysian badminton player who won national and international titles from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s.

Career

An "all-rounder" (player competitive in all three events: singles, doubles, and mixed doubles), his greatest successes came in men's doubles with Lim Say Hup. They won a number of major international tournaments on three continents, most notably the prestigious All-England title in 1959.[2] Kew San's singles titles included the Mexico City International in 1960 and the Asian Championship in 1962.[3] Known for his agility and deft racket work, he was a member of four consecutive Malayan/Malaysian Thomas Cup teams (1958, 1961, 1964, 1967), captaining the last which captured the world team title.[4]

Personal life

Teh married his national mixed doubles partner, Ng Mei Ling and they have two children, a son (Thomas) and a daughter (Karen).[1]

Achievements

Asian Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1962 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Tan Joe Hock 9–15, 3–15
Silver
Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1966 Kittikachorn Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand Malaysia Rosalind Singha Ang Malaysia Eddy Choong
Malaysia Tan Gaik Bee
18–13, 11–15, 15–5
Gold
Gold

Asian Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1962 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Billy Ng 7–15, 15–1, 15–10
Gold
Gold

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1962 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Lim Say Hup Malaysia Ng Boon Bee
Malaysia Tan Yee Khan
9–15, 10–15
Silver
Silver

Southeast Asian Peninsular Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1961 Rangoon, Myanmar Thailand Channarong Ratanaseangsuang
Silver
Silver

International tournaments

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1959 Mexico International 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1957 Malaysia Open Malaysia Lim Say Hup 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1959 All England Malaysia Lim Say Hup Denmark Henning Borch
Denmark Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen
15–12, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1959 Canada Open Malaysia Lim Say Hup Thailand Thanoo Khadjadbhye
Thailand Charoen Wattanasin
10–15, 15–13, 15–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1959 US Open Malaysia Lim Say Hup 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1959 Malaysia Open Malaysia Lim Say Hup Malaysia Eddy Choong
Denmark Erland Kops
15–11, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1959 Mexico International Malaysia Lim Say Hup 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1960 All England Malaysia Lim Say Hup Denmark Finn Kobberø
Denmark Poul-Erik Nielsen
17–14, 3–15, 1–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1960 Malaysia Open Malaysia Lim Say Hup 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1960 Canada Open Malaysia Lim Say Hup Thailand Charoen Wattanasin
Indonesia Ferry Sonneville
15–8, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1962 Malaysia Open Malaysia George Yap 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1963 Malaysia Open Malaysia Lim Say Hup Malaysia Ng Boon Bee
Malaysia Tan Yee Khan
17–14, 9–15, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1966 Penang Open Malaysia Yew Cheng Hoe Indonesia Ang Tjin Siang
Indonesia Rudy Nio
1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1962 Malaysia Open Malaysia Ng Mei Ling 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1965 Malaysia Open Malaysia Ng Mei Ling 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1968 Malaysia Open Malaysia Ng Mei Ling Denmark Svend Andersen
Sweden Eva Twedberg
17–18, 13–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Invitational Tournaments

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1959 World Invitational Championships Thailand Charoen Wattanasin 1–15, 7–15
Silver
Silver

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1959 World Invitational Championships Malaysia Lim Say Hup Sweden Berndt Dahlberg
Denmark Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen
15–13, 18–15
Gold
Gold

Honours

References

  1. ^ a b "Legend Teh Kew San 'I can't stop playing badminton' turns 87". Free Malaysia Today. 29 January 2022.
  2. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1983) 107.
  3. ^ Herbert Scheele ed. The International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1967 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd. 1967) 232, 309.
  4. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1983) 123, 124.
  5. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".