HECTOR CONRAD TALALLA

Sport: Cycling
Category: Athlete
Year Inducted: 2017

Mr. Hector Conrad Talalla and Mr. Ng Joo Poong are the last two surviving members of the seven men cycling team that won gold medals in the 1,600m Team Time Trial and the 4,000m Team Pursuit at the Asian Cyling Championships held at Merdeka Stadium on 7th June 1963.

Hector Talalla also won a bronze medal in the 48000m Massed Start Individual event at the Asian Championship in 1963.  They were the first Malaysian Track Cycling team to win gold medals when they were only 16 years old schoolboys. Both of them are the pioneers of Malaysian Track Cycling in the early 60s. Hector Talalla, due to injuries, retired after the Asian Championship in 1963.