Taekwondo Hall Of Fame® Ceremony 2011

Wong Liang Ming

Country : Singapore

INDUCTION TITLE: OUTSTANDING TAEKWONDO CHAMPION / SINGAPORE

WONG LIANG MING, Singapore’s all time greatest player (male or female) and Lifetime Member of the OFFICIAL TAEKWONDO HALL OF FAME® 태권도 명예의 전당

Without a doubt Wong Liang Ming is perhaps the greatest Taekwondo player ever produced in the country of Singapore. From 1979 to 2001 she dominated the female division of almost every major Taekwondo event held in Asia. Then in 2000 she captured the Gold medal at the 1st Women’s Open International Taekwondo Championships held in Los Angeles, California, USA. Below is a list of this female’s amazing competetive history. While she is extremely proud of her accomplishments, her greatest joys come from her son Jeremy Lim who
simply calls her “MUM”, and her husband GM Lim Teong Chin who was the first person to be awarded the highest rank (9th dan) in Singapore, author of six books, and fmr. head coach of the Singapore National Team. – (Photo Courtesy – STF.SN).

COMPETITIVE RECORD:

1979 – National Singapore Taekwondo Championships – Gold
1980 – National Singapore Taekwondo Championships – Gold
1981 – National Singapore Taekwondo Championships – Gold
1982 – National Singapore Taekwondo Championships – Gold
1982 – 2nd Asean Taekwondo Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – Gold
1983 – National Singapore Taekwondo Championships – Gold
1985 – National Singapore Taekwondo Championships – Gold
1986 – 7th Asian Taekwondo Championships (Darwin, Australia) – Silver
1987 – 14th SEA Games (Jakarta, Indonesia) – Gold
1988 – 8th Asian Taekwondo Championships (Kathmandu, Nepal) – Silver
1989 – 15th SEA Games (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – Gold
1989 – World Invitation Taekwondo Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – Silver
1991 – 16th SEA Games (Manila, Philippines) – Bronze
1991 – Johor Open (Johor Bahru, Malaysia) – Gold
1992 – 2nd South-east Asian Taekwondo Championships (Manila, Philippines) – Gold
1992 – 11th Asian Taekwondo Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – Bronze
1993 – 17th SEA Games (Singapore) – Gold
1994 – Vietnam Open (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) – Bronze
1995 – 18th SEA Games (Chiang Mai, Thailand) – Gold
1995 – 3rd South-east Asian Taekwondo Championships (Bangkok, Thailand) – Bronze
1995 – Tai Chung Open (Tai Chung, Taiwan) – Bronze
1996 – 2nd Asian Cities Gold Cup (Hong Kong) – Bronze
1997 – 19th SEA Games (Jakarta, Indonesia) – Bronze
1998 – 13th Asian Taekwondo Championships (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) – Bronze
1998 – 1st Olympic Weights Division Taekwondo Championships (Melbourne, Australia) – Bronze
1998 – 13th Asian Games (Bangkok, Thailand) – 5th Place
1999 – Asian Qualification for the Sydney Olympics (Manila, Philippines) – Bronze
(Earned a replacement slot in the Sydney Olympics)
2000 – 1st Women’s Open International Taekwondo Championships (Los Angeles, USA) – Gold
2001 – Korea Open (Cheong Ju, Korea) – 5th Place
Other Awards, Citations & Honors
1987 – SNOC Meritorious Award
1987 – STF Best Taekwondo Player Award
1988 – Coca Cola Sporting Achievement Award (March)
1988 – STF Best Taekwondo Player Award
1989 – STF Best Taekwondo Player Award
1991 – Singapore Sports Council Certification of Commendation
1992 – Asian Taekwondo Union Citation
1993 – SNOC Meritorious Award
1993 – STF Special Merit Award
1995 – SNOC Meritorious Award
Highest ranked WTF female blackbelt holder in Singapore – 6th dan
First female international referee in Singapore
Most bemedalled taekwondo exponent in Singapore
First taekwondo exponent to win four Gold medals in the same weight
division (Flyweight) in the South-east Asian Games
former national head coach
“Mum “to Jeremy Lim