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Former Thomas Cupper Law Teik Hock passes away

Discussion in 'Malaysia Professional Players' started by Loh, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Loh

    Loh Regular Member

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    The Star Online > Sports
    Friday July 16, 2010


    GEORGE TOWN: Malaysian badminton has lost another of its illustrious shuttlers with the passing away of former Thomas Cupper Law Teik Hock.

    Teik Hock, who played a sterling role in helping Malaya become the inaugural champions of the prestigious Thomas Cup in 1949, died of old age on Tuesday. He was 89.

    He left behind his wife Khoo Cheng Poh and a son, Beng Yeow.

    Beng Yeow said the cortege will leave their residence at No. 38, Kim Bian Aik Road in Penang at 2pm today for the Batu Gantong crematorium.

    Teik Hock played alongside other Malayan badminton greats like Wong Peng Soon, Ong Poh Lim, Chan Kon Leong, Yeoh Teik Chye, Teoh Seng Khoon and his namesake in Ooi Teik Hock back in the 40s and 50s. He is best remembered as the player who inspired Malaya to Thomas Cup victory 61 years ago.

    His stunning 15-5, 15-0 win over Jorn Skaarup at first singles sparked his team-mates into overdrive as they overran Denmark 8-1 to lift the coveted Cup.

    (But he lost in the reverse singles to Mogens Felsby 11-15, 1-15.

    Apparently Wong Peng Soon who was supposed to play 1st singles was sick on that day. How the then unknown Malayan team overcame their long sea trip to England for their first TC to shock their Western counterparts was an amazing story and it should be read by all badminton loving fans.)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1949_Thomas_Cup

    (For more info on the Thomas Cup pls refer to following link:)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Cup

    (For pictures of Malaya's Thomas Cup team pls refer to Bbn's posts in BC:
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/for...Six-more-images-of-ancient-Thomas-Cup-History
     
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  2. DaveC

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    A tribute to Law Teik Hock ....

    The 1949 Thomas Cup (1948-1949) was the inaugural tournament of Thomas Cup,
    the most important men's badminton team competition in the world

    Malaya beat Denmark 8–1 and became the first nation to win the Thomas Cup !!!!

    Loh, Thank you for the post :)
     
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    My condolence...................
     
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    A postcard with autograph of Mr. Law Teik Hock and Malayan Team of 1948-49 Thomas Cup

    FOR SALE RM1,000,000

    Real Badminton lover, a signed autograph by The Malayan Thomas Cup Team 1948-49 on board P&O (Pacific & Oriental) Carthage, in England after winning the First Thomas Cup. Mr. Teoh Seng Khoon certified on 03-05-2005 that the autograph is genuine as his signature is authentic. Mr. Teoh played in the first double, partnering the late Mr. Ooi Teik Hock.
     

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