1966 Commonwealth Games’ athletics manager recalls the glorious past


The Malaysian contingent comprising athletes and officials at Subang Airport prior to their departure to Jamaica. Malacca's Chin Yik Keun (standing front row, fifth from left) was appointed as the national athletics team manager.

MALACCA: With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games around the corner, Malacca’s 85-year-old retired primary school headmaster Chin Yik Keun vividly remembers Malaysia’s glory days and memories of the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica.

Chin was then the appointed manager of the five-member athletics team comprising Dr. Mani Jegathesan, R. Subramaniam, M. Rajamony, Dilbagh Singh Kler and Nashatar Singh.

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