Desmond Koh (swimmer)

Desmond Koh Mun Kit (born May 19, 1973) is a former competitive swimmer from Singapore. He is a career banker and is currently a director in equity derivatives marketing at Credit Suisse. He is founder of SPORTinc, a sports and marketing, management and consultancy agency.

Koh won many medals at the Southeast Asian Games, and represented the Republic in the Asian Games (1990, 1994), Commonwealth Games (1990, 1994), Olympics (1988, 1992, 1996) and the 1991 World Championships. His younger brother, Gerald, also represented Singapore at the Olympics. ["Marathon swim for charity", Straits Times, 12 Nov 2007] Although he is no longer representing the Republic, some of Koh's national swimming records are still unbroken.

He studied at Florida State University in Tallahassee and the University of Southern California (B.S. (Electrical Engineering)) where he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, [ [http://www.usc.edu/uscnews/stories/1154.html "Oxford Bound"] USC News, 8 May 1995.] [Yoki Chow, [http://www.educationuk.org/pls/hot_bc/bc_content.page_pls_user_news_detail?x=365701435309&y=0&a=65&b=&n=2642 "Education and Sports - The Perfect Balance"] , "British Council Singapore," URL last accessed 2006-12-07.] and hence subsequently studied management at Oxford.

Koh married Nadya Hutagalung at the Uma Ubud [ [http://www.uma.como.bz/ubud/default.asp The Uma Ubud - Como Hotels and Resorts] [http://www.theumaubud.com/ The Uma Ubud] ] in Bali on 16 December 2006. She has two sons, Tyrone and Fynn, from previous relationships. He has an older brother, Terry (b. 1971), who also swam competitively at the national level, and a younger brother, Gerald Koh (b. 1978), who was also an international swimmer.

National records

Koh broke four national records, including:
*200m Breaststroke - 2:21.87, 29 July 1992 (Current record: 2:21.06, 21 June 2007)
*400m Individual Medley - 4:28.95, 27 July 1992 (Still unbroken)

References

External links

* [http://www.swimming.org.sg/swmrecords_MenOpen.html Singapore Swimming Association]
* [http://www.sportinc.net http://www.sportinc.net Koh's blog]
* [http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ko/desmond-koh-1.html sports-reference]


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