Hello Mentor EP22 | Josiah Ng On being a three-time Olympian & Malaysia’s First Olympic Cyclist Finalist

“I remember getting grounded and all the physical altercations with my parents at age 16 until one day my dad finally said to me, ‘Hey son, you look like you’re determined so when you turn the age of 18, you’re officially an adult, you can choose your own pathway but not under our rooftop.’” -Josiah Ng

About the episode

In this podcast episode, Josiah shares inspiring stories on his journey to becoming a three-time Olympian, representing Malaysia in Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

Josiah talks about his passion for bicycles and how he pursued his dreams in a fairly traditional family from a young age. Josiah shares the challenges as well as his favourite failures of being a competitive athlete and gives advice to people who aspire to be a professional athlete. 

Getting to know Josiah Ng

Get ready to be inspired by the incredible Josiah Ng (@josiahcyclist), a retired Malaysian professional track cyclist who has taken the world by storm!

Not only did he make history by becoming the first Malaysian cyclist to make it into the top 6 finalists of the Olympics three times, but he’s also acknowledged as one of the best in the game for developing world-class track cyclists in Malaysia.

Josiah’s love for cycling hasn’t stopped since retirement. He’s now a sought-after speaker, coach, mentor, tech entrepreneur, and brand advocate. From guest riding at cycling events to commentating for competitions, Josiah remains active in the sport he loves. He even coached the Thai cycling team to gold at the Asian Games 2018 and currently coaches a Malaysian state cycling team!

But that’s not all – Josiah has also started his cycling e-academy in Kuala Lumpur, where he shares his expertise and knowledge with aspiring cyclists. Want to hear more about his Olympic experience and journey? Check out the podcast episode and get ready to be blown away by the unstoppable force that is Josiah Ng!

Hello Mentor is a podcast show that platforms raw discussions on career, ambition and success with inspiring and accomplished individuals.

Hello Mentor is hosted by Derek Toh, Founder and CEO of Hiredly.

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