Eric Yeo

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOon Tat "Eric"•Yeo
Used nameEric•Yeo
Born17 July 1936
Died15 March 2015 in Singapore, Singapore (SGP)
AffiliationsChinese Swimming Club, Singapore (SGP)
NOC Singapore


Although Eric Yeo also competed in swimming - winning three medals at the 1961 South East Asian Peninsular (SEAP) Games - he is best known as a water polo player. His first international competition came at the 1956 Olympics. His career lasted until 1974, in which he won five titles at the SEAP Games (1965, 1967, 1969, 1971 and 1973), as well as three medals at the Asian Games. In 1995, he succeeded his former team mate Tan Eng Bock as the coach of the Singaporean water polo team. He later functioned as the vice-president for water polo with the Singapore Swimming Association.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) SGP Eric Yeo
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Singapore 10

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