Wednesday, 24 July, 2024

In respectful memory of Dr Tan Eng Liang, a great sports leader and an Olympian

The Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) joins the Singapore sporting community in grieving for Dr Tan Eng Liang who passed away on 28 May 2023.

Dr Tan, who was recently conferred an Honorary 5th Dan Black Belt by STF on 16 May 2023, was an exceptional water polo athlete, an Olympian who represented Singapore at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games in water polo as well as a veteran sports administrator and will be sorely missed by the community at large. Dr Tan was most recently the Chairman of the Interim Management Committee from 2019-2023. He had played a pivotal role in the STF’s transformational journey and helped steered the Federation towards better governance and high-performance reforms.

STF President Professor Tan Cheng Han would like to share with our members that “STF owes Dr Tan a big debt of gratitude for his steady guiding hand during the Federation’s lowest point. Thanks to him, STF is a stronger organisation today. The conferment of the Honorary 5th Dan Black Belt to Dr Tan was a small gesture of gratitude to a good man. We will miss him deeply.”

Thank you Dr Tan and you will forever be in our hearts.

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