Malaysia has chosen 81-year-old Lee Hung Fong to represent it at this month’s Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.
Lee will take part in contract bridge, an event making its Asian Games debut Indonesia after local organisers pushed for it to be included on the programme as a gold medal event.
“I am very, very happy to be there because I am the oldest member of the team and I hope I can get through with my team-mates and hope we all enjoy the Games and have a good time,” she told the New Straits Times.
Lee teaches bridge classes at the Royal Lake Club in Kuala Lumpur, Royal Selangor Club and Royal Selangor Golf Club.
“My achievement has been teaching and bringing up some good students [in bridge],” she said.