Tong Kit Siong

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Tong Kit Siong
Medal record
Men's karate
Representing Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei
Asian Games
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2002 Busan Kumite -75 kg
Southeast Asian Games
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2005 Cebu Kumite -75 kg

Tong Kit Siong (Chinese :崇吉松) is a Bruneian male karateka.

At the 2002 Asian Games Siong won the bronze medal in the men's kumite under-75 kg category, topping the repechage stage ahead of fellow bronze medallist Kim Byung-chul of South Korea. [1] [2] This made him the first ever individual men's medallist for Brunei at the Asian Games and only the fourth medallist in the country's history. [3] He attempted to qualify at the 2006 Asian Games, but ultimately did not compete. [4]

He won the second international medal of his career at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games. Initially third placed, he was upgraded to the silver medal after Malaysia's runner-up Rayner Kin Sion was disqualified for doping. This gave Brunei three silver medallists in the sport, alongside HJ Johari and Sim Chung Hlang in the lower weight categories. [5] For his efforts, Siong was awarded a US$3000 prize by Bruneian officials for excellence in sport. [6]

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