Year Inducted: 2007
He is the “Shah” of cycling. Sharuddin was the first cyclist to win a gold medal at the SEAP Games. He was also a government officer in charge of sports development, an able cycling administrator and after his retirement, he went into business – selling bicycles.
Truly Shaharuddin of just known as “Shah” to his friends, has always been a cycling man, a sport he loves so dearly. He represented the state of Perak and Selangor and the national team from 1957 to 1970.
Shah, who was born on 20 October 1940 in Sitiawan, Perak, won a team bronze at the 1962 Asian Games in Jakarta. He went on to win Malaysia’s first gold medal for cycling at the 1965 SEAP Games in 1965.
Shah was the coach for Selangor and the national team from 1969 to 1984 and he also served as the Secretary of the Malaysian Cycling Association from 1970 to 1982. Shah was the first the first Malaysian to be accredited International Commissaire by the UCI, the cycling world body.
Shah served as a Development officer in the Ministry of Sports from 1962 to 1994.
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