Chia Boon Death, Obituary – I was caught aback and in a state of extreme astonishment when I learned that the Olympic athlete Mr. Chia Boon Leong had departed the premises the previous evening. I was taken completely by surprise. I was really flabbergasted by the turn of events. He has reached the age of 97 and may likely look back on his life with contentment, having lived it to the fullest. 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.
He was the only individual ever to represent Singapore in football at the Olympic level, and he did so in the sport of football. During the course of the football game, he was successful in accomplishing this goal. He took part in the event while serving in his capacity as China’s delegate. These activities were taken out by him when he was serving in his role as an official representative of China at the time in question. It was not required for an individual 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.
In all of the annals of human history, he was the very first individual of Singaporean heritage to ever be capable of doing something of this magnitude anyplace in the world. Since the first time that we spoke, his positive outlook on life and boundless enthusiasm for living have been ingrained indelibly into my mind. I am continually inspired by both of these qualities. None of these characteristics will ever leave my mind. It would appear that he does not have any boundaries when it comes to his zest for life.
My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Li Choo, as well as all of their children and grandkids at this terribly challenging time. I am thinking about and praying for all of you. I hope it brings you some measure of solace to know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers. I implore you to please recognize the depth of my condolences in the kindest and most honest way possible.