Tan Kim Bee

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameTan•Kim Bee
Used nameTan•Kim Bee
Name orderOriental
Born4 June 1929
Died2 November 2015
Measurements86 kg
NOC Malaya


Tan Kim Bee was of Peranakan Malaysian descent. He graduated as a mining engineer from Dunedin University under a federal scholarship in 1956. After graduation, Tan joined the Mines Department of Malaysia and retired as its Director General in 1984. His first international competition was the 1950 British Empire Games where he won a bronze medal as a light-heavyweight. Tan won another bronze at the 1958 Asian Games, adding a silver medal as a middle-heavyweight at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. In addition to his 1956 Olympic appearance, where he was the Malayan flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony, Tan qualified for the 1960 Olympics, but his wife was expecting their first child, so he deferred and then retired from competition.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Weightlifting MAL Tan Kim Bee
Middle-Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) 6

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1956 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony MAL Tan Kim Bee

Special Notes