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 on 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

Josiah Ng (@josiahcyclist) is a retired Malaysian professional track cyclist turned speaker, coach, mentor, tech entrepreneur and brand advocate. He is the first Malaysian cyclist to have made it into the top 6 finalists of the Olympics three times, at the summer Olympics of Athens in 2004, Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.

Josiah is acknowledged to have put Malaysia on the map as one of the best countries for developing world class track cyclists. His competing events were the (individual) keirin, sprintand team sprint with the keirin as his favourite event.

Josiah still remains active in the sport closest to his heart after retirement as he was the national coach for the Thai cycling team for the Asian Games 2018 taking them to a gold. He continues to guest ride at cycling events, he commentates for cycling competitions, he currently coaches a Malaysian state cycling team and he runs his cycling e-academy in Kuala Lumpur.

To check out Josiah’s olympic experience as mentioned in the podcast, here is the link:


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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