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Chua Phung Kim (April 29, 1939 – 1990) was a Singapore
Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the...

an weightlifter who first took to the sport in 1960 after being introduced to it by his elder brother, Chua Peng Kim. Just two years later, he helped Singapore win another gold medal in the Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
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 by coming in tops in the bantamweight category during the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games
1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games
The 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Perth, Western Australia, Australia from 22 November-1 December 1962. Athletic events were held at Perry Lakes Stadium in the suburb of Floreat and swimming events at Beatty Park in North Perth....

 held in Perth, Western Australia
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 after lifting a total of 710 lbs.

In 1965, he also took the gold medal in the 4th SEAP Games
1965 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games
The 3rd Southeast Asian Peninsular Games were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 14 December - 21 December 1965. Originally to be hosted by Laos, the third edition of the games was hosted by Malaysia after the former was not able to honour its hosting commitment citing financial difficulties...

. He lost out the gold medal in the 1970 British Commonwealth Games
1970 British Commonwealth Games
The 1970 British Commonwealth Games were held in Edinburgh, Scotland from 16 July to 25 July 1970.This was the first time the name British Commonwealth Games was adopted, the first time metric units rather than imperial units were used in events, and also the first time the games were held in...

 by a mere 2.5 kilograms, before announcing his retirement from competitive participation in the sport. In 1976, he contributed to the sport as a coach under the Singapore Amateur Weightlifting Federation until his death in 1990 at the age of 51.

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