THONG SAW PAK

Sport: Weightlifting
Category: Athlete
Year Inducted: 2016

Prof. Thong Saw Pak was a silver medallist in 67.5 Kg (Lightweight) events at 1950 British Empire Games held in Auckland, New Zealand. He was born in Ipoh and studied at the Anglo Chinese School Ipoh. He was awarded a Queen’s Scholarship to study Physics in United Kingdom. He was the Professor of Physics of University of Malaya from November 1959 until he retired. He represented Singapore at the Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games as Malaya then did not have a recognized NOC.