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Malaysia at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Malaysia competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's fifteenth appearance at the Olympics, although it previously competed in two other editions under the name Malaya.

Malaysia at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Malaysia.svg
IOC code MAS
NOC Olympic Council of Malaysia
Website www.olympic.org.my (English)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 32 in 10 sports
Flag bearer Lee Chong Wei[1]
Medals
Ranked 60th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 4 1 5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 North Borneo (1956)

The Olympic Council of Malaysia fielded a team of 32 athletes, 17 men and 15 women, across ten sports at the Games, matching its full roster size with Beijing eight years earlier.[2] Among the sports represented by the nation's athletes, Malaysia marked its Olympic debut in golf (new to the 2016 Games), as well as its return to weightlifting after an eight-year absence. Badminton had the largest team by sport with eight athletes, roughly a quarter of the nation's full roster size.

The Malaysian team featured two Olympic medalists from London, including platform diver Pandelela Rinong, who became the first female from her country to stand on the podium, and badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei, who sought redemption for the nation's first ever gold after losing two previous finals to China's Lin Dan in the men's singles.[3] Appearing in his fourth Olympics as the most experienced athlete, Lee was selected to lead his contingent as the flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1][4] Besides the medalists, eleven Malaysian athletes previously competed in London, including track cyclist Azizulhasni Awang, and badminton tandem Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying.[5]

Malaysia left Rio de Janeiro with a total of five medals (four silver and one bronze), signifying its most successful outcome in Olympic history and also, doubling the previous tallies set at both Atlanta 1996 and London 2012 with two each.[6] Among the nation's medalists were Awang, who became the first track cyclist from Southeast Asia to stand on the Olympic podium, and Rinong, who upgraded her individual bronze from London to share a runner-up finish with her partner Cheong Jun Hoong in the synchronized platform. Badminton superstar Lee managed to repeat his silver for the third consecutive time in the men's singles, adding it to those won by Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong in the men's doubles, and Chan and Goh in the mixed doubles.[6][7]

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MedalistsEdit

ArcheryEdit

Three Malaysian archers qualified for the men's events by virtue of the nation's podium finish in the team recurve competition at the 2016 Archery World Cup meet in Antalya, Turkey.[8][9]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Haziq Kamaruddin Men's individual 645 50   Garrett (USA)
L 0–6
Did not advance
Khairul Anuar Mohamad 665 22   Pila (COL)
W 6–0
  Floto (GER)
L 4–6
Did not advance
Mohd Akmal Nor Hasrin 635 55   Rodríguez (ESP)
L 0–6
Did not advance
Haziq Kamaruddin
Khairul Anuar Mohamad
Mohd Akmal Nor Hasrin
Men's team 1945 12 N/A   France (FRA)
L 2–6
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

Malaysian athletes have achieved qualifying standards in the following event (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[10][11][12]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Nauraj Singh Randhawa High jump 2.26 18 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifli 100 m 12.12 3 q 12.62 8 Did not advance

BadmintonEdit

Malaysia has qualified a total of eight badminton players for each of the following events into the Olympic tournament based on the BWF World Rankings as of 5 May 2016: one entry each in the men's and women's singles, as well as the pair each in the men's, women's, and mixed doubles.[13]

Men
Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Lee Chong Wei Singles   Opti (SUR)
W (21–2, 21–3)
  Wong (SIN)
W (21–18, 21–8)
N/A 1 Q Bye   Chou T-c (TPE)
W (21–9, 21–15)
  Lin D (CHN)
W (15–21, 21–11, 22–20)
  Chen L (CHN)
L (18–21, 18–21)
 
Goh V Shem
Tan Wee Kiong
Doubles   Fuchs /
Schöttler (GER)
W (21–14, 21–17)
  Chew /
Pongnairat (USA)
0W (21–12, 21–10)
  Fu HF /
Zhang N (CHN)
0W (16-21, 21–15, 21–18)
1 Q N/A   Lee Y-d /
Yoo Y-s (KOR)
W (17–21, 21–18, 21–19)
  Chai B /
Hong W (CHN)
W (21–18, 12–21, 21–17)
  Fu HF /
Zhang N (CHN)
L (21–16, 11–21, 21–23)
 
Women
Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Tee Jing Yi Singles   Gavnholt (CZE)
0W (22-20, 21–15)
  Yamaguchi (JPN)
L (18–21, 5–21)
N/A 2 Did not advance
Vivian Hoo Kah Mun
Woon Khe Wei
Doubles   Olver /
Smith (GBR)
W (21–17, 24–22)
  Poon L Y /
Tse Y S (HKG)
W (21–15, 21–13)
  Maheswari /
Polii (INA)
L (19–21, 19–21)
2 Q N/A   Matsutomo /
Takahashi (JPN)
L (16–21, 21–18, 9–21)
Did not advance
Mixed
Athlete Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Chan Peng Soon
Goh Liu Ying
Doubles   Issara /
Amitrapai (THA)
W (21–13, 21–19)
  Middleton /
Choo (AUS)
W (21–17, 21–15)
  Ahmad /
Natsir (INA)
L (15–21, 11–21)
2 Q   Mateusiak /
Zięba (POL)
W (21–17, 21–10)
  Xu C /
Ma J (CHN)
W (21–12, 21–19)
  Ahmad /
Natsir (INA)
L (14–21, 12–21)
 

CyclingEdit

TrackEdit

Following the completion of the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Malaysia has entered two riders to compete only in the men's keirin and women's sprint, respectively, at the Olympics, by virtue of their final individual UCI Olympic rankings in those events.

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Fatehah Mustapa Women's sprint 11.207
64.245
21 Did not advance
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Azizulhasni Awang Men's keirin 5 R 1 Q 3 Q  

DivingEdit

Malaysian divers qualified for the following individual spots and synchronized teams at the Olympics through the 2015 FINA World Championships and the 2016 FINA World Cup series.[14][15] Two more divers have been selected through the 2015 Asian Diving Cup.[16][17] The Malaysian team was announced on June 29, 2016.[18]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Ahmad Amsyar Azman 3 m springboard 341.70 29 Did not advance
Ooi Tze Liang 10 m platform 379.50 22 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Cheong Jun Hoong 3 m springboard 282.25 21 Did not advance
Ng Yan Yee 299.05 17 Q 324.75 5 Q 306.60 10
Pandelela Rinong 10 m platform 332.45 6 Q 336.95 6 Q 330.45 11
Nur Dhabitah Sabri 325.85 8 Q 307.65 11 Q 338.00 9
Cheong Jun Hoong
Nur Dhabitah Sabri
3 m synchronized springboard N/A 293.40 5
Cheong Jun Hoong
Pandelela Rinong
10 m synchronized platform N/A 344.34  

GolfEdit

Malaysia has entered four golfers (two per gender) into the Olympic tournament. Danny Chia (world no. 230), Gavin Green (world no. 321), Kelly Tan (world no. 153) and Michelle Koh (world no. 443) qualified directly among the top 60 eligible players for their respective individual events based on the IGF World Rankings as of 11 July 2016.[19][20]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Danny Chia Men's 73 70 70 71 288 +4 48
Gavin Green 73 74 72 68 287 +3 47
Michelle Koh Women's 79 71 76 82 308 +24 58
Kelly Tan 78 70 76 73 297 +13 51

SailingEdit

Malaysian sailors have qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the individual fleet World Championships, and the Asian Sailing Championships.[21]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Khairulnizam Mohd Afendy Men's Laser 38 33 40 33 20 21 DNF 37 31 28 EL 281 35
Nur Shazrin Mohd Latif Women's Laser Radial 26 33 34 30 33 35 31 26 29 33 EL 274 33

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

ShootingEdit

Malaysia has qualified one shooter in the men's pistol events by virtue of his best finish at the 2015 ISSF World Cup series and Asian Championships, as long as he obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.[22]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Johnathan Wong Men's 10 m air pistol 574 28 Did not advance
Men's 50 m pistol 535 37 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

SwimmingEdit

Malaysian swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[23][24]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Welson Sim Men's 200 m freestyle 1:47.67 26 Did not advance
Men's 400 m freestyle 3:51:57 34 N/A Did not advance
Men's 1500 m freestyle 15:32.63 39 N/A Did not advance
Heidi Gan Women's 10 km open water N/A 1:59:07.9 21
Phee Jinq En Women's 100 m breaststroke 1:10.22 33 Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Malaysia has qualified one male weightlifter for the Rio Olympics by virtue of a top seven national finish at the 2016 Asian Championships, signifying the nation's Olympic return to the sport after an eight-year hiatus.[25] The team must allocate this place by June 20, 2016.[26]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Mohd Hafifi Mansor Men's −69 kg 140 12 176 10 316 12

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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