First And Most Asian Games Golds

First And Most Asian Games Golds

In 1951, Neo Chwee Kok earned the honour of winning the first gold medal in Asian Games history. Dubbed the ‘Flying Fish,’ he won an astounding tally of 4 golds in the 1,500m, 400m, 800m and the 4 x 100m relay in the 1951 Asian Games in New Delhi. The other teammates in the relay were Lionel Chee, Wiebe Wolters and Barry Mitchell. Neo was the first swimmer from Singapore to compete in the Olympics held in Helsinki in 1952.

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