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Ms. Annie Choong with the WOA Certificate of Recognition. The WOA is recognising her achievement as an Olympian in living and promoting the Olympic values.

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Malaysia’s first female Olympian is honoured by WOA

Date : 15 Apr 2019

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 15, 2019: The Olympic Council of Malaysia presented the Certificate of Recognition provided by the World Olympians Association (WOA) to Ms. Annie Choong on Friday, April 12 at her home in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Ms. Annie Choong, 84 years old, an Olympian, was a member of the OCM’s first contingent to the Olympic Games, the XVI Olympic Games Melbourne 1956.

She was the first and only female athlete of the contingent when Malaysia, then Malaya, made its Olympic debut in 1956. Her remarkable achievement was listed in the Malaysia Book of Records.

Besides that she also took part in two Asian Games - the 2nd Asian Games Manila 1954 and the 3rd Asian Games Tokyo 1958.

Her achievements in the multi-sport games mentioned above are as follows:

2nd Asian Games Manila 1954

• 4x100m Relay - ranked 4th with a time of 50.7 seconds

• Long Jump - ranked 6th with a distance of 5.01 metres

XVI Olympic Games Melbourne 1956

• 100m - Round 1, Heat 5, ranked 4th with 12.73s

3rd Asian Games Tokyo 1958

• 100m - Final, ranked 6th with 12.9s

• 200m - Heat 2, ranked 4th with 27.2s

Based on her contributions and achievements above, she was inducted into the OCM Hall of Fame in 2017.

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