Malaysian Athletes Shining Bright At 32nd Sea Games
Malaysia is currently in the 7th spot with 92 medals in the bag.
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Malaysia has so far bagged a total of 22 gold medals, 25 silver and 45 bronze to sit at the 7th position among the 11 countries taking part in the 32nd Sea Games in Cambodia from 5 May to 17 May 2023.
The opening ceremony of the 32nd Sea Games was considered to be one of the grandest in the history of the Sea Games.
According to The Star, people from all walks of life, both domestically and internationally, expressed their appreciation for the “free” SEA Games 2023 opening ceremony in Phnom Penh, according to officials.
Malaysia’s first gold medal was delivered by national karate exponent C. Shamalarani. As reported by the New Straits Times, she defeated Junna Tsukii of the Philippines in the championship match at the Chroy Changvar Convention Centre Hall A to successfully defend her women’s kumite Under-50kg title.
The second gold medal also came from karate. S. Prem Kumar defeated Chanpet Setthapong of Thailand in his favourite competition, men’s kumite Under-55kg.
Since then, the medals have been flowing in for Malaysia. Some of them even came from newcomers while there were also records broken by our Malaysian athletes.
One of the athlete who made history in the competition was Ng Jing Xuen. She made history by being the first Malaysian woman to win the Sea Games’ individual golf competition.
Jing Xuen defeated Eila Galitsky of Thailand, who was her more illustrious opponent, by winning the first extra hole of the sudden-death playoff at the Garden City Golf Club in Phnom Penh as reported by News Straits Times.
World wushu champion Tan Cheong Min who missed the last two Sea Games because her event was not available, won gold in her favourite event, nanquan.
According to New Straits Times, the Melaka-born athlete performed with ease, earning 9.626 points at the Chroy Changvar Convention Centre.
The women 4x100m team also joined the celebrations when they set a record of 44.58s beating the previous record, 45.18s which was achieved at the 2017 Asian Championships.
Although they only managed to get the bronze medal, this would give them much more encouragement to train harder and come back stronger.
So far, the Malaysian athletes have managed a total of 92 medals in the competition. There are many more events coming up and we wish them all the best in making our country proud.
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