Today’s blog post is in honour of my dad’s memory, David Choong badminton legend, who passed away 3 years ago today. I never liked to talk about this but it’s been 3 years since his passing and I think I owe this to honour his memory.
My dad was a badminton legend in his day. He was the original dreamer, who followed his passion and fulfilled it. He brought us all up to follow our dreams and to do the best we can. Life to him was not a competition. He just wanted to be the best that he could possibly be and that was what he instilled in us.
It is not a sad day, but a happy one, to honour his memory as a badminton legend, as my hero, the best dad in the world. For this I am grateful.
He captured men’s doubles titles at the prestigious All-England Championships in 1951, 1952, and 1953. They were finalists in 1954, 1955, and 1957. He shared the All-England mixed doubles crown with June White (Timperly) in 1953 and they were finalists in 1955. Between 1949 and 1957 Choong won national open titles in most of the European nations that held such tournaments. He was inducted into the International Badminton Hall of Fame in 1998 ~ Wikipedia