Malaysia at the Olympics

Malaysia first participated at the Olympic Games in 1956, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except when Malaysia participated in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics.[1][2] Malaysia made their debut at the Winter Olympic Games in 2018.[3]

Malaysia at the
Olympics
Flag of Malaysia.svg
IOC codeMAS
NOCOlympic Council of Malaysia
Websitewww.olympic.org.my (in English)
Medals
Ranked 114th
Gold
0
Silver
8
Bronze
5
Total
13
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
 North Borneo (1956)

The Federation of Malaya (now the states comprising West Malaysia) competed as Malaya (MAL) in the 1956 and 1960 Games. The present day state of Sabah sent an independent team to the 1956 Games as North Borneo,[4][5] and Singapore also competed at the Olympics from 1948 to 1960.[6] After these British colonies federated to form an independent Malaysia in 1963, the nation competed under that name for the first time at the 1964 Summer Olympics.[7][8] Malaysia would inherit Malaya's code MAL until 1988 when it started competing under its present code MAS. Singapore would subsequently regain independence from Malaysia in 1965 and compete once again as Singapore from 1968 onwards.

Malaysian athletes have won a total of 13 Olympic medals, 9 in badminton, 2 in diving and 2 in cycling. The first Malaysian Olympians to win Olympic medals were two of the Sidek brothers, Razif Sidek and Jalani Sidek back in the 1992 Summer Olympics.[9] The Malaysian athlete with the most number of medals won is Lee Chong Wei with 3 silver medals in badminton.[10] No Malaysian athlete has ever won a gold medal, making Malaysia the country that has won the most Olympic medals without striking gold.[11]

The National Olympic Committee for Malaya was created in 1953 and recognised by the International Olympic Committee in 1954. This subsequently became the National Olympic Committee for Malaysia.

MedalsEdit

List of medalistsEdit

  •   Medalist of Demonstration & Exhibition Sports
Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Silver Ng Boon Bee
Punch Gunalan
  1972 Munich   Badminton Men's doubles
  Bronze Hii King Hung   1992 Barcelona   Taekwondo Bantamweight (47–51 kg)
  Bronze Razif Sidek
Jalani Sidek
  1992 Barcelona   Badminton Men's doubles
  Silver Cheah Soon Kit
Yap Kim Hock
  1996 Atlanta   Badminton Men's doubles
  Bronze Rashid Sidek   1996 Atlanta   Badminton Men's singles
  Silver Lim Yew Fai   2008 Beijing   Wushu Men's Jianshu / Qiangshu
  Silver Chai Fong Ying   2008 Beijing   Wushu Men's Taijiquan / Taijijian
  Bronze Pui Fook Chien   2008 Beijing   Wushu Men's Nanquan / Nangun
  Bronze Chai Fong Wei   2008 Beijing   Wushu Women's Daoshu / Gunshu
  Bronze Diana Bong Siong Lin   2008 Beijing   Wushu Women's Nanquan / Nandao
  Silver Lee Chong Wei   2008 Beijing   Badminton Men's singles
  Silver Lee Chong Wei   2012 London   Badminton Men's singles
  Bronze Pandelela Rinong   2012 London   Diving Women's 10 metre platform
  Silver Lee Chong Wei   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Badminton Men's singles
  Silver Goh V Shem
Tan Wee Kiong
  2016 Rio de Janeiro   Badminton Men's doubles
  Silver Chan Peng Soon
Goh Liu Ying
  2016 Rio de Janeiro   Badminton Mixed doubles
  Silver Cheong Jun Hoong
Pandelela Rinong
  2016 Rio de Janeiro   Diving Women's synchronised 10 metre platform
  Bronze Azizulhasni Awang   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Cycling Men's keirin
  Silver Azizulhasni Awang   2020 Tokyo   Cycling Men's keirin
  Bronze Aaron Chia
Soh Wooi Yik
  2020 Tokyo   Badminton Men's doubles

Medals by individualEdit

According to official data of the International Olympic Committee. This is a list of people who have won two or more Olympic medals for Malaysia.

Athlete Sport Years Games Gender       Total
Lee Chong Wei   Badminton 2008–2016 Summer Men 0 3 0 3
Pandelela Rinong   Diving 2012–2016 Summer Women 0 1 1 2
Azizul Hasni Awang   Cycling 2016–2020 Summer Men 0 1 1 2
  • People in bold are still active competitors

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Olympic Boycott, 1980". United States Department of State. 8 May 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  2. ^ Leam Seng, Alan Teh (2 August 2021). "Celebrating our past Olympic glory". New Straits Times. Archived from the original on 21 September 2021. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  3. ^ Tanaka, Yukifumi (23 August 2021). "Look to the Past: Malaysia's Winter Olympic Debut". Olympics.com. Archived from the original on 21 September 2021. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  4. ^ Oh, GL (7 August 2021). "Sabah participated in the Olympics – as North Borneo". Daily Express. Archived from the original on 21 September 2021. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  5. ^ Afifah, Nur (27 July 2021). "Tahukah Anda Bahawa Sabah Pernah Menyertai Temasya Sukan Olimpik Sebagai Sebuah Negara?" [Did You Know That Sabah Once Participated In The Olympics As A Nation?] (in Malay). ILoveBorneo.my. Archived from the original on 21 September 2021. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Us Versus The World: A Throwback Of Singaporeans Who Have Made Us Proud At The Olympics". Vulcan Post. 16 August 2016. Archived from the original on 21 September 2021. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Malaysian athletes at the Tokyo 1964 Olympics*". Olympian Database. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  8. ^ Kor, Justin (24 July 2019). "When Singapore marched as Malaysia". Singapore Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 September 2021. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  9. ^ De Silva, Joash Ee (27 November 2019). "Lessons from the Sidek legacy". The Star. Archived from the original on 21 September 2021. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Chong Wei LEE". Olympics.com. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  11. ^ "All-Time Olympic Games Medal Tally Analysis".

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