Sport: Body Building
Year Inducted: 2017
Datuk Wira Dr. Gan Boon Leong was born in 1937. He was a former Malacca MCA leader and state executive council member. As an athlete, he won the Mr. Universe, Mr. Asia, Mr. Malaysia & Mr. Melaka titles. He won the Mr. Asia title in 1956 at Jakarta and Honorary Mr. Universe title in 2000. He is widely recognised as the “Father of Malaysian Bodybuilding”. He continued his contribution in the sport of Bodybuilding by serving as President of the Malaysian Bodybuilding Federation. He is also a former President of Malaysian Weightlifting Federation. During his service as President, he has organized various World and International Championships, such as, the Asian Bodybuilding Championship in 1987, 1993 and 1994, the Men’s World Championship in 1990 followed by the ASEAN Pro Am Classic Championship in 1992 and the first Commonwealth Bodybuilding Championships in 1998 and Mr. Universe in 2000.