Updated as of 30 August, 10:12 pm
There’s always more excitement among Malaysians when the Games are hosted in our home country and everyone is especially more fired up since it’s the 60th Merdeka Day this year. Our spirits further elevated when Malaysia clinched the first gold medal of the 2017 SEA Games, with more in the bag since as listed below (and more to come).
We’ll be updating this page daily to help you keep tabs of the medal tally so far for Malaysia so do check in.
MALAYSIA’S MEDAL TALLY
30 AUGUST 2017
♦ Malaysia’s Leong Mun Yee and Traisy Vivien Anak Tukiet were well in the lead to claim the women’s 10m synchronised platform gold medal with a total of 300.36 points. The guys, Hanis Nazirul and Jellson Jabillin, did not falter either as they clinched the gold in the men’s category. With these two victories, the Malaysian diving team has made a clean sweep of all 13 gold medals contested in the event.
♦ The Weightlifting | Men’s 85kg ended with Mohamad Fazrul Azrie Mohdad taking home the silver.
♦ The short track speed skating competitions concluded on a pleasant note as Anja Chong raced the fasted to clinch the gold medal in the Women’s 1000m while Halim Shahrum settled for a bronze in the men’s category.
29 AUGUST 2017
♦ We’d say it’s been quite a productive day for 14-year-old water skier Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah who bagged two medals today and set a new national record with a jump of 32.8m. She still has more events in the evening but so far, she has achieved a gold in the women’s jump competition and a silver in the women’s slalom.
♦ Fellow compatriot and sibling Adam Yoong Hanifah claimed the gold for the men’s tricks event after an impressive performance that amassed to a total score of 3,860 points. The nine-year-old’s feat made him the youngest gold medallist at the 2017 SEA Games but his sister Aaliyah remains the youngest-ever as she first won a gold when she was eight at the 2011 Games.
♦ Muhammad Syahir Nasir settled for a bronze in the Waterski & Wakeboard | Men’s Slalom event.
♦ The new SEA Games women’s singles champion has been crowned and it’s Malaysia’s very own Goh Jin Wei. Her achievement marked the end of the country’s 14-year wait for a SEA Games women’s singles title. She previously won the bronze two years ago in her Games debut. The silver went to compatriot Soniia Cheah.
♦ National badminton players Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Lai settled for a silver in the mixed doubles competition.
♦ The badminton men’s doubles also resulted in a silver after a heated competition between Malaysians Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi and Thailand’s Kittinupong Kedren-Dechapol Puaranakroh.
♦ Malaysia’s Wendy Ng Yan Yee and Nur Dhabitah Sabri paired up to claim the women’s 3m springboard synchro gold with a total of 304.71 points. Their results marked the nation’s ninth gold from diving where Malaysia is very close to winning all 13 gold medals contested.
♦ The pencak silat exponents enjoyed a string of sweet successes as Mohd Al-Jufferi emerged as the top winner in the Pencak Silat | Tanding “Putra” Class E (65-70kg) competition while Nurul Anisa settled for a bronze in the Tanding “Putri” Class A (45-50kg) match. Then, there’s Faizul Nasir who topped the Tanding “Putra” Class B (50-55kg) competition while Siti Shazwana Ajak claimed a gold in the Tanding “Putri” Class D (60-65kg). Later on, three-time world champion Siti Rahmah Mohamed Nasir retained the Women’s Class E gold medal; Robial Sobri contributed a gold from the Class H – 80-85kg event; Razak Ghazali topping the Class D – 60-65kg results; and Fauzi Khalid also clinching a gold in the Class F – 70-75kg event.
♦ With 399.15 points, diving duo Ahmad Amsyar Azman and Chew Yiwei claimed the gold in the Men Synchronised 3m Springboard event, beating Singapore’s Mark Lee Han Ming/Timothy Lee Han Kuan who scored 368.73 points.
♦ Cyclist Fatehah Mustapa continued to shine as she raced to a gold in the Women’s 500m Time Trial clocking at 34.542s—a new national record which is 0.125 seconds faster than the national record she achieved in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. The silver and bronze medals went to Indonesia’s C. Dwi Putri (36.165s) and Santia Tri Kusuma (36.345s).
♦ The Men’s 1km Time Trial ended with Muhammad Fadhil surprising many to win the race, beating teammate and favourite Muhammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom, who finished in second place.
♦ The Muay competition resulted in Mohd Ali Yaakub bagging a gold in the 54kg category and Ain Kamarrudin claiming first place in the 57kg category. Meanwhile, Tengku Sharizal Tengku Abdul Rahman won a silver medal in the 67kg category and Muhammad Samsi Mohd Noor took home the bronze in the 71kg category.
♦ The women’s team final of the squash competition saw Malaysia deliver a gold.
♦ National sailor Ahmad Latif Khan aced the Men’s Laser Radial to score a gold while Nur Shazrin won a silver in the Women’s Laser Radial. Victory continued to sail in our favour as Muhammad Fauzi clinched a gold in the Men’s Optimist (U16) event.
♦ National sailor Nurul Shazwanie Mohd Saad came in first place in the Girl’s Optimist finals while fellow Optimist sailor Muhammad Fauzi Kaman Shah similarly took home the gold.
♦ Meanwhile, Khairulnizam Mohd Affendy settled for a bronze in the Laser Standard competition.
♦ The taekwondo competitions ended with Nur Dhia Liyana Shaharuddin and Iskandar Zulkarnain claiming silver medals, and Tee Chong Sheng and Nurul Nur Hafizzah Mahdi contributing a bronze medal each.
♦ The finals for Polo ended with Malaysia taking home the gold followed by Thailand with a silver, and Brunei with a bronze.
♦ The 137th gold medal for Malaysia was delivered by the men’s hockey team, retaining their title after defeating Myanmar 14-0 in the finals.
♦ The Cycling – Track | Men’s Team Pursuit event ended with Malaysia taking home the gold.
♦ The sepak takraw regu finals against the Philippines concluded with Malaysia taking home the gold, the 139th for the team.
♦ Azizulhasni Awang continued to soar as he raced to a gold in the Cycling – Track | Men’s Keirin event. Compatriot Mohd Shariz Efendi came in second place to take home the silver. The female representatives did not falter either as Fatehah Mustapa and Farina Shawati gave a 1-2 finish in the Women’s Keirin.
♦ Among her competitors at the women’s 500m short track speed skating, Anja Chong became the fastest athlete to clinch the gold, clocking at 48.448 seconds. The silver medal went to Thailand’s Vorravalan Leechinnaphat who clocked at 53.293s followed by Singapore’s Goh Cheyenne with a time of 1:05.581s.
♦ Over at the men’s 500m short track speed skating, Mohamad Ariff Rasydan Mohamad Fadzli was awarded the bronze.
♦ It’s her 11th SEA Games appearance but Leong Mun Yee is still a strong contender as always. Partnering with Jellson Jabillin, 16 years her junior, for the first time, the duo dived to a gold in the 10m platform mixed synchro. Amassing a final score of 311.94 points, the pair were miles away from their opponents as Singapore’s Jonathan Chan-Freida Lim (278.28) took home the silver and Indonesia’s Della Dinarsari Harimurti-Andriyan (244.32) settled for the bronze. This marked Mun Yee’s 16th gold since her Games debut at Jakarta 1997. In total, she has collected 26 medals in her SEA Games career, including six silvers and four bronzes.
♦ The cricket men’s T20 saw Malaysia finish the finals with a silver while the women’s team settled for a bronze.
♦ The Weightlifting athlete Loro Wellkinson Peuji claimed a bronze in the men’s 77kg and below competition with a total lift of 295kg (135kg snatch, 160kg clean & jerk).
♦ The Malaysian men’s football team did their best in the finals against Thailand before the match ended 0-1 to clinch the silver medal.
28 AUGUST 2017
♦ Rhythmic gymnastics see another gold and silver finish as Koi Sie Yan topped the Apparatus Clubs Final with the most points followed by compatriot Izzah Amzan. Meanwhile in the Apparatus Final (AF) – Ribbon, Amy Kwan took home the 100th gold while Koi Sie Yan, the silver. The two athletes, however, swapped their roles the Apparatus Final (AF) – Hoop where Koi Sie Yan achieved the gold while Amy Kwan, the silver. Then in the Apparatus Final (AF) – Ball, Izzah Amzan contributed a gold while Koi Sie Yan won a silver.
♦ Malaysia’s Sharmini Christina and Qabil Ambak finished in second and third place in the Equestrian – Show Jumping | Individual competition.
♦ The women’s T20 cricket tournament saw Malaysia defeat Singapore to clinch a bronze medal.
♦ The 101st gold medal was delivered by the national rhythmic gymnastics team of Amira Sofiya, Amirul Fares, Chan Mei Thung, Koh Jei Yi, Tee Wei Qi, Tee Wei Wen and Thew Yue Jie in the Mixed Apparatus event. With this, Malaysia has won all eight gold medals contested for rhythmic gymnastics.
♦ Malaysia saw a 1-2 finish in the Men’s 1m Springboard event after Amsyar Azman received the most points followed by compatriot Ooi Tze Liang.
♦ Pandelela Rinong continued to soar as she took home the gold in the Women’s 10m Platform while Kimberly Bong won the bronze.
♦ Jasmine Lai Pui Yee-Muhammad Syafiq Puteh achieved a gold in the 3m springboard synchronised mixed-pair dive.
♦ Jasmin Nabilla Sukardi managed to grab a bronze in the women’s bantamweight 53kg match – the only medal Malaysia won on Day 3 of the taekwondo competitions.
♦ Silat exponent Muhammad Afifi contributed a gold to the Malaysian contingent following an outstanding performance in the seni (tunggal) event.
♦ Defeating Thailand 2-0, the Malaysian women’s field hockey team managed to retain their SEA Games gold medal, which also marked the 103rd gold achieved in this year’s Games.
♦ The final day of the Petanque competition saw Malaysian mixed doubles pair of Mohamad Nuzul Azwan Ahmad Temizi and Anis Amira Basri win the bronze medals.
♦ National squash players S.Sivasangari and Rachel Arnold ended as the top two in the Women’s Singles competition, contributing yet another 1-2 finish. The same results happened in the Men’s Singles thanks to Ng Eain Yow and M.Syafiq Mohd Kamal.
♦ Malaysian sailor Geh Cheow Lin settled for a silver at the RS One Women’s event while rookie Illham Wahab took home the bronze in the RS One Men’s event.
♦ Keeping up to the speed with the other fellow Malaysian athletes, Eiman Firdaus Mohd Zamri finished in first place followed by M.Nur Aiman Mohd Zariff in the Cycling – Track | Men’s Individual Pursuit.
♦ Cycling saw yet another double 1-2 finish after Azizulhasni Awang won the gold followed by M. Shah Firdaus Shahrom in the Men’s Sprint, and Fatehah Mustapa reached the finish line first followed by Farina Shawati in the Women’s Sprint. Azizulhasni’s win marked Malaysia’s achievement of the targeted 111th gold medals in the 2017 SEA Games. A remainder of 66 gold medals is up for grabs for the next two days.
27 AUGUST 2017
♦ Lawn Bowls continued to shine as Muhammad Soufi Rusli took home the gold in the Men’s Singles event while Emma Firyana topped the Women’s Singles.
♦ Malaysia achieved a 1-2 finish in the All-Around Finals for rhythmic gymnastics as Koi Sie Yan delivered a gold and Amy Kwan, a silver.
♦ National cyclist Irwandie Lakasek contributed a gold in the Men’s Scratch event.
♦ In the Women’s 9 Ball Pool Singles competition, Malaysians Suhana Dewi and Klaudia Djajalie both shared a bronze.
♦ The Malaysian team of Amira Sofiyai Amirul Fares, Chan Mei Thung, Koh Jei Yi, Tee Wei Qi, Tee Wei Wen and Thew Yue Jia scored the most points to win a gold in the Gymnastics – Rhythmic | Single Apparatus (5 Hoops) event, defeating defending champions Singapore who settled for a silver. The bronze went to the Philippines team.
♦ It was another day for the diving competitions and to kickstart it, Malaysia delivered a gold and silver in the Women’s 1m Springboard event thanks to world champion Cheong Jun Hoong and Jasmine Lai.
♦ It was a smooth finish in the Men’s Individual event for Figure Skating as Julian Yee accumulated the most points (205.4) to score a gold. Fellow Malaysian Khai Xiang took home the bronze (145.52) while the silver went to M. Martinez of the Philippines (171.63). Stay tuned for Julian’s next big stage as he will taking part in the qualifiers for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
♦ Taekwondo athlete Rozaimi Rozali won a gold in the Men’s Under 68 kg (Kyorugi) event.
♦ Malaysian Olympian Ooi Tze Liang aced the Men’s 10m Platform to deliver a gold while fellow national diver Chew Yi Wei received a silver.
♦ Taekwondo contributed a bronze to the Malaysian contingent thanks to Nur Intan Zulaikha in the Women’s Under 62 kg (Kyorugi) event.
♦ Another bronze was added from Taekwondo as P.Thinagaran Naidu came in third place in the Men’s Under 74 kg (Kyorugi) event.
♦ Clocking at 44.776s, Malaysia’s Mohd. Shariz Efendi Mohd. Shahrin, Mohd. Fadhil Mohd. Zonis and Mohd. Khairil Nizam Rasol placed first in the Team Sprint Men’s event to deliver a gold. The silver went to Thailand (43.735s) while Indonesia took home the bronze (46.749s). The women’s team (Fatehah Mustapa and Farina Shawati Adnan) did not falter either as they also finished the fastest (34.671s) to reach a gold; followed by Indonesia (35.211s) and Thailand (36.213s).
♦ Meanwhile, national cyclist Jupha Somnet won a bronze in the women’s omnium final.
♦ Mohamad Faizal Norizan and Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz gave Malaysia a smooth-sailing win in the Men’s International 470 category. It marked the first Malaysia has won a gold in the sailing event. With this, the duo’s next goal is to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
♦ A gold was also delivered in the Men’s International 420 event thanks to Muhamad Uzair Amin Mohd Yusof and Naquib Eiman Shahrin who managed to defend their winning title from the 2015 Singapore SEA Games.
♦ In the Women’s International 470 event, Nuraisyah Jamil and Norashikin Mohd Sayed bagged a silver.
♦ The Women’s International 420 event ended with Malaysia’s rookie pair Nur Aishah Kovo Mohd Yusri and Nurul Izzryn Shamsul Ariffin taking home the bronze.
♦ Malaysia’s Muhammad Kamal Ishak-Suhairi Sulaiman settled for a silver in the sepak takraw men’s doubles competition after defeating Laos 2-1. In the third set, however, Muhammad Kamal was injured and thus replaced by Muhammad Afifuddin. Meanwhile, a bronze was shared by Malaysia and Myanmar in the women’s doubles.
26 AUGUST 2017
♦ It was a 1-2 finish at the Men’s 3m Springboard event as national divers Ooi Tze Liang and Ahmad Amsyar finished with a gold and silver.
♦ Malaysian Olympian Jonathan Wong didn’t shoot down any hopes as he scored the most points in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol match to win a gold, defeating Rio Olympic champion Xuan Vinh of Vietnam. Meanwhile, in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions, Nur Suryan settled for a bronze.
♦The Pencak Silat | Artistic Regu competition saw Malaysia take home the silver while the gold went to Indonesia, and bronze to Singapore.
♦ The team of national divers continued to shine throughout the day. Delivering yet another a 1-2 finish, Women’s 3m Springboard resulted in Ng Yan Yee winning the gold medal—her first SEA Games medal—and Nur Dhabitah Sabri, the silver. In the team event, the Pandelela Rinong-Gabriel Gilbert Daim pair bagged Malaysia’s 77th gold medal after topping the score board with 345.40 points.
♦ Waterski athlete Aaliyah Yoong contributed a gold from the Women’s Overall event, making her the youngest athlete in the Malaysian contingent to score a gold medal in two consecutive Games.
♦ Lawn Bowls has delivered another two gold medals. This time in the Women’s and Men’s Pairs competitions.
♦ Taekwondo had a pretty good haul for the day as athletes Yap Khim Wen and Jin Khun took home the silver in the Mixed Pair (Poomsae) event; Yap Khim Wen, a gold in the Women’s Individual (Poomsae) event; Chew Wei Yan, also a gold in the Men’s Individual (Poomsae) event; and a silver was delivered in the Men’s Pair (Poomsae) event.
♦ The Men’s 110 Metres Hurdles saw Malaysian athlete Rayzam Shah emerge as the top winner, ending his 10-year wait to regain the gold medal. After the 2007 Games, he had been finishing second best, defeated by his arch rival Jamras Rittidet of Thailand—until today.
♦ Another gold medal was delivered thanks to the team show jumping competition, marking the nation’s fifth gold in equestrian in the 2017 SEA Games. Previously, Malaysia has not won a gold in team show jumping since the 2007 Korat SEA Games.
♦ Clearing a height of 2.24m, high jump athlete Nauraj Singh took home the gold medal while fellow national jumper Lee Hup Wei won a silver. Through the Athletics | Men’s 5,000m—as it was the final day for the category—K. Prabudass finished in 14:57.43 to grab a silver.
♦ The first day of the judo competitions resulted in a silver (Chong Wei Fu in the Men’s Below 66kg), and two bronze medals (Farhan Uzair Fikri and Nor Izzatul Fazlia Tahir in the Men’s Below 73kg and Women’s Below 78kg).
♦ Not many expected Malaysia to score a medal in the Cycling (BMX) event as the nation had yet to win any until Noor Quraantaina Mama delivered a bronze in the women’s category today, setting a new achievement to be proud of.
♦ With a combined score of 153.100, Malaysia finally saw the end of a 10-year wait for a team rhythmic gymnastics gold. The team was represented by Koi Sie Yan, Amy Kwan Dict Weng and Izzah Amzan.
♦ The national men’s hockey team contributed the 82nd gold medal after winning 5-1 against Indonesia.
♦ The 83rd, and final gold medal, for the day was delivered by the women’s basketball squad who retained their winning title from two years ago after beating Thailand 65-60.
25 AUGUST 2017
♦ The national men’s lawn bowling team gave Malaysia a golden start in today’s Men’s Triples event.
♦ Malaysia shared the bronze with the Philippines in the Tennis | Women’s Doubles match.
♦ Muhamad Zubair delivered a bronze in the Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Position with 432.1 points. The gold went to Thailand while the silver was won by Vietnam.
♦ Lawn bowling picked up another gold medal for the Malaysian women’s triples team in the final match against the Philippines. The team members were Zuraini Khalid, Noorazlinda Zakaria and Azlina Arshad.
♦ The 65th gold was contributed by Nor Hamizah Abu Hassan and Nur Syazreen Abdul Malek after dominating the silat seni (artistic) doubles with the highest score. The duo defended the gold which they won at the 2013 Myanmar SEA Games.
♦ Malaysian cyclist Shahrul Mat Amin managed to claim a silver in the road race competition that spanned a distance of 141.6km.
♦ Malaysia’s bowling icon Shalin Zulkifli continues to inspire as she wrestled her third gold in the 2017 SEA Games. In a nail-biting final against Indonesia, the Women’s Master match ended 223-222. The Men’s Master title, on the other hand, went to Muhammad Rafiq Ismail, giving Malaysia a double win.
♦ In the women’s high jump, Malaysia’s Yeap Sean Yee received a bronze on countback.
♦ It was a double gold win in the artistic gymnastics pommel horse final as Malaysia’s Tan Fu Jie and Jeremiah Loo both acquired the same points.
♦ The Malaysian sepak takraw team garnered another bronze in the men’s quadrant which saw Thailand taking home the gold and Myanmar, the silver.
24 AUGUST 2017
♦ The day started with the 51st gold medal attained by the national men’s karate team.
♦ Malaysia saw pretty good results from the Squash—Mixed Doubles competition today as the Sanjay Singh-S.Sivasangari pair hit a golden win while fellow national athletes Ryan Pasqual-Andrea Lee followed up with a silver.
♦ The Equestrian-Individual Dressage event saw Malaysian Quzandria Nur score a gold medal followed by Qabil Ambak with a silver.
♦ The national men’s fours team consisting of Safuan Said, Daeng Dhadyry Dahasry, Izzat Shameer Dzulkeple and Zulhilmie Redzuan will be celebrating today as they hit a silver medal for lawn bowls. The same can be said for the women’s fours team, consisting of Nor Hashimah Ismail, Nur Ain Nabilah Tarmizi, Nur Fidrah Noh and Nurul Alyani Jamil, who took home a gold.
♦ Well ahead of their other competitors, Taqiyuddin and Rosli beat the rest to the top spot in the Pencak Silat—Ganda Putra “Male” event.
♦ National shooter Bibiana Ng managed to garner a bronze medal in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol while Muhd Ezuan aced the Men’s 50m Rifle Prone event, winning a gold—the first for Malaysia in that category. Ezuan’s final score of 242.8 points also resulted in setting a new Games record which was previously 206.3 points by Thailand’s Wijan Supalert.
♦ Malaysia ended the Cycling – Road | Men’s Individual Mass Start event with Mohd Shahrul placing second.
♦ The Boxing | Men’s 49kg – 52kg match between Malaysia and Thailand today ended with Muhamad Fuad B. M. Redzuan claiming the winning title.
♦ Petanque | Men Doubles saw Saiful Bahri and Syed Ahmad claim a gold medal.
♦ With a final score of 5.25m, Iskandar Alwi beat his own a record—which is also the national record—in the Men’s High Jump event to deliver a bronze. Fellow Malaysian athlete Yap Sean Yee also missed the gold but set a new national record of 1.83m.
♦ Another new SEA Games record has been made as Malaysia’s Grace Wong performed astoundingly at the Athletics | Women’s Hammer Throw event. Her score: 59.24.
♦ Muhamad Fuad emerged as the gold medal winner in the Boxing | Men’s Light Fly (49kg)while Indran A/L Rama Krishnan shared the bronze with Indonesia’s Richard Oscar. Boxing | Men’s Light Heavy (81kg) saw Adli Hafidz take home the silver.
♦ The national karate team did pretty well in today’s competitions. In the Team Kata events, the men gained a gold and the women, a silver. After that, the Women’s Team Kumite event saw Malaysia top the rankings while the Men’s Team Kumite match resulted in Malaysia sharing a bronze with Indonesia.
♦ Badminton has contributed two silver medals thanks to the Women’s and Men’s Doubles event.
♦ Malaysia’s national bowling team of Shalin Zulkifli, Esther Cheah Mei Lan, Natasha Roslan, Sin Li Jane, Syaidatul Afifah Badrul Hamidi and Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman has defended the women’s team gold which they won two years ago in Singapore. With a total of 6,264 pins, they defeated the Singapore team who had 6,203 pins overall.
♦ Cricket’s first-ever Games gold has been claimed by Malaysia while Singapore settled for silver.
♦ National swimmer Phee Jinq En (who we interviewed last year before the Olympic Games) did more than just win a gold medal in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke, defending the title she won two years ago in Singapore—she broke an eight-year Games record held by fellow Malaysian Siow Yi Ting who finished the race in 1:09.82s. Jinq En’s record is 1:09.00s.
23 AUGUST 2017
♦ The gymnastics events continue with the Artistic—Apparatus sub categories. Tan Ing Yueh balanced her weight to a silver medal in Balance Beam; Jeremiah Loo gained a bronze in Horizontal Bar; and Farah Ann floored the judges to a gold in Floor Exercise.
♦ Jupha Somnet cycled to second place in the Women’s Individual Mass Start event. It is her second silver medal in this year’s Games. The gold went to Vietnam’s Thi That Nguyen while Priatna Ayustina of Indonesia claimed the bronze.
♦ Malaysian shooter Joseph Lee hit a silver in the Men’s Skeet event while Hasli Izwan narrowly missed the gold by a point in the Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistols.
♦ National athlete Jackie Wong nailed his performance at the Men’s Hammer Throw, delivering a gold on behalf of the contingent. On top of that, he set a new SEA Games record—even breaking his own national record—of 65.90m.
♦ In the Men’s Epée Individual event, Malaysian fencing athlete Koh I-Jie managed to settle the match with a bronze, sharing it with Indonesia’s Indra Jaya Kusuma.
♦ National bowlers Sin Li Jane, Shalin Zulkifli and Esther Cheah pinned down a gold medal for the team in the Women’s Trio (Team A) match with a whopping score of 3,196, defeating their biggest rival, Singapore who achieved 3,186 pins. Malaysia’s Team B, consisting of Natasha Roslan, Siti Safiyah and Syaidatul Afifah, on the other hand, scored a bronze.
♦ Two gold medals have been contributed from the national karate athletes! In a conclusion of 3-0, Malaysian Syakilla Salni Jefry Krisnan defeated Vietnam’s Trang Cam Lanh to win the top spot in the Women’s Kumite Below 55kg. R.Sharmendran, on the other hand, delivered the 45th gold medal for Malaysia in the Men’s Kumite Below 75kg event.
♦ Elena Goh briskly reached the finishing line to a gold medal in the 10,000 Metres Walk event, ending an 18-year wait for Malaysia. Her record was 52:21.50s.
♦ Things have been going smoothly at the 2017 SEA Games for Malaysian Olympian Welson Sim who has yet again set a new Games record and achieved another gold medal. This time in the Men’s 200m Freestyle event.
♦ Sometimes good things come in pairs. In the Squash—Women’s Double match, Rachel Arnold and Andrea Lee have successfully garnered a gold while in the Men’s Double match, Ng Eain Yow and Syafiq Kamal’s win marked Malaysia’s 49th gold medal.
♦ Malaysians jumped for joy when Muhammad Hakimi aced the Men’s Triple Jump, beating the Philippines’ Mark Harry, who won a silver, and Thailand’s Pratchaya T., who settled for a bronze. Hakimi’s 16.77m jump marked the 50th gold medal for the country and a new national record.
♦ In the Men’s 200m, G.Aravin Thevarr made it to a bronze while Zaidatul Husniah scored a silver medal in the Women’s 200m event.
♦ Over at the Men’s 800m competition, Royson Vincent attained another bronze for the country.
22 AUGUST 2017
♦ The national wushu team strikes gold again as Ho Mun Hua delivers one in the Men’s Nanquan event; and Loh Jack Chang in the Men’s Taijiquan.
♦ Say hello to another silver thanks to the archery athletes in the Mixed Team Recurve competition.
♦ Meanwhile, Malaysian athletes cycled to a gold in the Men’s Team Time Trial event, finishing at 1:01:37.
♦ Over at the Equestrian arena, Malaysia has added another gold to the medal tally so far with a total of 210.947 points in the Team Dressage event.
♦ It’s a medal haul for the Malaysian gymnastics team as they’ve scored a total of three golds, two silvers, and one bronze.
♦ Malaysian Olympian Johnathan Wong has delivered a silver medal in the Men’s 50m Pistol event while national shooter Alia Sazana won a gold in the Women’s 25m Pistol event.
♦ In the Men’s Discus Throw event, national athletes Muhammad Irfan Sham and Abdul Rahman Lee contributed a gold and bronze.
♦ Malaysia topped the results in both the women’s and men’s Kata Individual events today thanks to karate athletes Lim Chee Wei and Celine Lee.
♦ For the Petanque—Women’s Singles competition, Suhartisera Zamri shared a bronze with Cambodia’s Un Sreya while in the Men’s Singles match, Muhamad Hafizuddin garnered a gold medal.
♦ The national bowling team is on fire as they achieved a 1-2 finish in the Mixed Doubles match with the Sin Li Jane-Rafiq Ismail (2816) pair winning a gold and the Alex Liew-Shalin Zulkifli (2803) duo following with a silver.
♦ Karate athlete Senthil K. has claimed the second SEA Games gold medal of his career in the Men’s Kumite Below 60kg event. He made his debut in the 2013 SEA Games where he won a gold.
♦ Malaysian karateka Pressy Misty Philip made it to second place alongside Indonesia’s Dessyinta R. in the Women’s Kumite Above 68kg event.
♦ In the Women’s 100m, Zaidatul Husniah raced to a silver in 11.74s while in the Men’s 100m, Khairul Hafiz took 10.38s to cross the finish line to a gold medal.
21 AUGUST 2017
♦ In today’s Wushu—Men’s Qiangshu event, our athletes Yeap Wai Kin and Wong Weng Son has once again made a 1-2 finish, delivering a gold and silver. As for the women’s competition, Eyin Phoon won her second silver in the Games.
♦ Malaysia’s elite cyclist Jupha Somnet managed to cycle to second place in the Women’s Criterium event. The first place went to Vietnam’s Thi That Nguyen while Jutatip Maneephan of Thailand finished third.
♦ Irene Chong* clocked in at 2:25:44 to win a bronze in the Individual Women’s Triathlon event. The gold and silver medals went to Marion Kim Mangrobang (2:18:58) and Ma. Claire Adorna (2:11:14) of Philippines.
*Also, have you watched the video where we gave Irene a one-minute push-up challenge?
♦ Malaysia has nabbed a gold medal in both the Women’s and Men’s Team Recurve match today.
♦ Malaysian cyclists Mohd Harrif Saleh and Mohd Zamri Saleh finished in first and third place in the Men’s Criterium competition. Second place went to Thanawut Sanikwathi of Thailand.
♦ The Tenpin Bowling category saw another top two finish in the men’s doubles event today when Alex Liew-Mohd Syafiq Ridhwan Abdul Malek hit a combined 2,647 points to a gold medal while Rafiq Ismail-Adrian Ang scored 2,630 points to a silver medal. Indonesia took home the bronze.
♦ The shooting events begin today as well and in the Men’s Double Trap Individual match, Malaysians Benjamin Khor and Abraham Eng has managed to contribute a gold and silver medal.
♦ Audrey Chan Yee Jo has added a bronze to Malaysia’s total of medals won so far through the Women’s Optional Taijijian event.
♦ In the Men’s Nandao + Nangun event, wushu athlete Ho Mun Hua has brought a bronze to the table with a final score of 19.30.
♦ Malaysian Olympian Welson Sim raced to a gold medal in today’s Men’s 400m Freestyle event, finishing at 3:50:26. It set a new Games record which beat the previous 3:59:97 set at the 2015 Singapore SEA Games—his own.
♦ With a score of 200.950, the national gymnastics team, which consists of Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, Lavinia Michelle, Nur Azira Aziri, Nur Eliellina Azmi, Tan Ing Yueh and Tracie Ang, has added another gold medal for the contingent in the Team Artistic event.
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♦ The first official day of the 29th SEA Games began with Malaysia’s Wai Kin Yeap taking the gold in the finals of the Wushu Taolu Men’s Jianshu. In the same event, Weng Son Wong won the silver medal making it a 1-2 win for the country.
♦ For the women’s Jianshu event, Malaysia’s Eyin Phoon settled for a silver after scoring 9.63 points. Vietnam’s Thuy Vi Duong won a gold with a score of 9.67 points while Singapore’s Hui Xin Fing came in third with a score of 9.60.
♦ To kickstart the Tenpin Bowling events, Malaysia’s Sin Li Jane scored a silver while seasoned bowler Shalin Zulkifli delivered a bronze in the women’s singles competition. The gold medal went to Singapore’s Cherie Tan Shi Hua. (By the way, have you watched the video where we challenged Sin Li Jane to a game of bowling?)
♦ Two gold medals and one silver were delivered in the 80km Equestrian Endurance race. Terengganu ruler Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin won the individual gold in a time of eight hours 23 minutes and four seconds while fellow Malaysian Mohd Bulkhari Rozali (JQ Tuan Junior) raced to a silver. In third place was Mohammad Fuad Hashim but competition rules state riders from the same team cannot win all three medals, the bronze went to Thailand’s Warit Khuntaraporn who was in sixth place. The team gold was claimed by the Malaysian team comprising Muhammad Fuad, Mohd Adhwa Embong and Azizatul Asma Abdullah.
♦ After 16 years, Malaysia has finally won the gold medal in netball again. It was a heated battle against defending champions Singapore before the match ended at 65-41.
♦ In the men’s water polo event, Malaysia settled for a bronze while Singapore delivered a gold and Indonesia, a silver.
♦ We finally have a Rugby Sevens gold medal thanks to the men’s team! It was a breathtaking performance as the final against Singapore ended to a 22-7 victory. Meanwhile, the bronze was attained by Thailand. The women’s team also made history when they won a bronze medal with a 7-5 win over the Philippines.
♦ Synchronised swimming pair Lee Yhing Huey-Gan Hua Wei delivered a gold medal in the free routine duet event with a total score of 76.3000 points while Singaporeans Debbie Soh-Miya Yong Hsing took home the silver medal with 76.2333 points. Indonesians Anisa Feritrianti and Claudia Megawati were in third place with 71.4667 points.
♦ It was quite a medal haul for Malaysia from the Wushu category for the day as Loh Jack Chang contributed a gold in the men’s taijijian (taiji sword) event (Indonesia finished in second place followed by Singapore); and Diana Bong claimed her fourth career gold medal in the Games in Nanquan (second place went to Myanmar followed by Vietnam). For the Men’s Daoshu + Gunshu category, Jun Lim Khaw took home the bronze medal while Ying Ting Loh won a silver in the Women’s Gunshu event.
♦ The same can be said for the Tenpin Bowling category. Malaysians Rafiq Ismail and Adrian Ang gave a 1-2 finish in the men’s singles event where Rafiq managed to defend the gold medal he won in Singapore two years ago.
♦ Malaysia’s ace archer Khairul Anuar Mohamad settled for the silver in the men’s individual archery event after losing to Vietnam’s Chu Duc in the final rounds. Defending champion Witthaya Thamwong of Thailand received a bronze. In the women’s individual recurve, Nur Aliya Ghapar shot to a bronze.
♦ The synchronised swimming team added another silver for the Malaysian contingent in the team free routine event today. Singapore came in first place while Indonesia finished third.
♦ The national men’s team for Gymnastics—Artistic came in second place with a total score of 305.550. The gold went to Vietnam while Thailand settled for a bronze.
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♦ Malaysia’s 44-year wait for a medal in the SEA Games men’s marathon finally ended today as Muhaizar Muhammad finished in 2hrs:35mins.05s to achieve a bronze. Singapore’s Guillaume Soh Rui Yong, a defending champion, came in first at 2:24.25s while Indonesia’s Agus Prayogo took second place with a time of 2:27.16s.
♦ In the final round-robin match of the Men’s Team Regu (Sepak Takraw) match, Malaysia and Brunei each shared the bronze medal while the winning title went to Thailand for the 12th time since the 1993 Singapore SEA Games. Indonesia took home the silver.
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♦ Heidi Gan (read our interview with her here) and Kevin Yeap each raced to a gold at their respective 10km Open Water Swimming event.
♦ Malaysian duo Juwaidi Mazuki and Faten Nurfatehah Mat Salleh gained a total of 152 points to come up on top at the Archery—Mixed Team Compound competition.
♦ Synchronised swimming pair Lee Yhing Huey-Gan Hua Wei delivered a silver medal in the Duets Technical Routine event with a final score of 74.3659 just behind the Singaporean pair.
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♦ Gan Hua Wei took home the gold for the Synchronised Swimming—Solo Technical event with the highest points of 73.8386. (By the way, have you watched the video where we tried to copy her “basic” synchro moves?)
♦ Lee Yhing Huay finished the Synchronised Swimming—Solo Free Routine event with a total of 74.7000 points to take the silver medal.
♦ In the archery event, the national men’s compound team (Lee Kin Lip, Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki, Zulfadli Ruslan) defeated Singapore 228-222 in the final round to win the top spot.
♦ Similarly, the national women’s compound team (Faten Nurfatehah, Saritha Cham Nong and Nurul Shazhera) won Malaysia’s first gold in archery with the final score 253-252 against Vietnam.
♦ The Malaysian Chinlone team scored a silver in the Non-Repetition Primary event with a total of 300 points. The gold went to Thailand who amassed 363 points.
♦ On the other hand, Malaysia garnered a bronze in the Chinlone—Non-Repetition Secondary event.
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♦ The first gold medal of the 2017 SEA Games went to Malaysia in the men’s chinlone linking competition. Coincidentally, it’s the first time the Malaysian team won a gold in the event.
♦ In the men’s individual compound event, national archer Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki delivered a silver, narrowly missing first place by a point to Prima Wisnu Wardhana of Indonesia.
♦ A bronze medal was attained in the women’s archery individual compound event by Fatin Nurfatehah while Sri Ranti of Indonesia and Chau Kieu Oanh of Vietnam took the gold and silver medals respectively.
♦ In the Chinlone Event 2 (Same Stroke), the national Malaysian team shared a bronze with Laos.
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