James Gan Teik Chai, a renowned badminton player from Malaysia, formerly Gan Teik Chai, left the world unexpectedly on Saturday, August 5, 2023.
He died at the age of 40. According to his closest associates, the National badminton champion died after a heart attack.
Gan died, leaving his wife, Esther Ng, and two sons. His funeral details and memorial services have not been publicly released.
Teik Chai’s doubles partner Datuk Lee Chong Wei, announced his death news officially in a social media post: “I share the news of the demise of my dear friend, Gan Teik Chi, who I address as Ah Gan, with a heavy and sorrowful heart.
Datuk Chong Wei also wrote about their brief remarkable journey, including a few heart-touching lines in his post:
“Words are inadequate to capture the depth of my sorrow and loss at this moment, I keep listening to the voicemail he just left, promising to be with me in court the following week. That game will no longer exist. Rest in peace, brother.”
He will surely be remembered; all the condolences and prayers are with his close companions, family members, and region during this difficult time.
Who Was James Gan Teik Chai?
James Gan Teik Chai was born on February 05, 1983. He was a very talented Malaysian badminton player whose name will endure alive in the sport’s history forever.
Gan Teik Chai, a formidable opponent on the court, impressed badminton fans worldwide by showcasing his amazing skills and talent in several championships.
Gan Teik, a native of Kedah, won a bronze medal with the boys’ team at the Asian Junior Championships in 2000 and another bronze at the 2007 Sea Games.
Gan showed his talent in men’s doubles at the renowned 2004 French International competition with his talented partner Koo Kien Keat.
Gan made Australian Open Grand Prix competition on his name in 2009 and also achieved BWF International competition award in Brazil & Argentina in 2012.
Gan earned the respect among his peers and his admirers due to his integrity and sportsmanship. He had remarkable abilities.
His career is an example for upcoming badminton players and a testament to the benefits of perseverance, enthusiasm, and hard work in achieving excellence in any field.
The badminton world will never forget his legacy or extraordinary talent. He made a deep influence on the sport and in the fan’s hearts.