Heah Hock Aun

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Heah Hock Aun, (Chinese: 連福安; born 15 January 1932 in Penang) is a former Malayan (Malaysian) badminton player, known for his accuracy and touch, who excelled internationally during the 1950s. Known as Johnny Heah while playing in Europe, he won men's singles at the Scottish Open in 1952, and was runner-up in men's singles to the celebrated Eddy Choong at the prestigious All-England Championships in 1953.[1] His most notable badminton achievement was winning men's doubles at the 1957 All-England's with American Joe Alston, beating Eddy Choong and his brother David.[2] Heah represented Malaya in the 1958 Thomas Cup (world team championship) Challenge Round, splitting his two doubles matches in Malaya's loss of the cup to Indonesia.[3]

Heah Hock Aun
Personal information
Country Malaysia
Born (1932-01-15) 15 January 1932 (age 89)
Penang, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
DiedMay 7th 2014
EventMen's singles & Men's doubles


  1. ^ Herbert Scheele ed., The International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1967 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd., 1967) 166, 262.
  2. ^ Scheele, 168.
  3. ^ Scheele, 78.