Chia Leong Obituary, Death – As of the evening of the previous day, we have been left in a condition of deep and profound grief as a result of hearing the news that Olympic athlete Mr. Chia Boon Leong had passed away. This has caused us to be left in a position where we are unable to function normally. Since the evening before yesterday, this has put us in a condition of intense torment to the point where we cannot function normally. He was already 97 years old at that point in time, having already passed the century mark.
He was the only person from Singapore to ever compete in football at the Olympic level, and he did so at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, which is where the games were held. He was the only person from Singapore to ever compete in football at the Olympic level. It was during the football game that he accomplished this feat. He participated in the competition while representing China. During the time that he was acting in his capacity as an official representative of China, he carried out these actions.
It was not essential for a person to have been born in China in order for them to compete on China’s behalf as long as they had Chinese origin; but, it was necessary for them to have Chinese ancestry in order for them to be selected to participate on China’s behalf during that time period. He was the first person of Singaporean heritage who had ever been able to achieve anything that even came close to matching the level of success that he had attained. Since the first time we talked, his upbeat perspective on life and limitless excitement for living have left an indelible effect on me. I am inspired by both of these qualities. It appears that he never loses his enthusiasm for life. During this difficult moment, I would want to offer my most sincere condolences to his wife, Li Choo, as well as to all of their children and grandchildren. I am very sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss.