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Malaysia at the Olympics

Malaysia first participated at the Olympic Games in 1964, 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. Malaysia made their debut at the Winter Olympic Games in 2018.

Malaysia at the
Olympics
Flag of Malaysia.svg
IOC codeMAS
NOCOlympic Council of Malaysia
Websitewww.olympic.org.my (in English)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
7
Bronze
4
Total
11
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
 North Borneo (1956)
 Singapore (1948–1960; 1968–present)

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, and Singapore also competed at the Olympics from 1948 to 1960. 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. 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 11 Olympic medals, 8 in badminton, 2 in diving and 1 in cycling. The first Malaysian Olympians to win Olympic medals could have been Punch Gunalan and Ng Boon Bee, who lost their final match in badminton men's doubles. As badminton was only a demonstration sport in 1972, there were no official medals then; Malaysia thus had to wait for the first medal until 1992. The most successful Malaysian Olympian by medals won is Lee Chong Wei with 3 silver medals in badminton.[citation needed]

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

Medal tablesEdit

Medals by Summer GamesEdit

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
  1956 Melbourne as   Malaya (MAL) and   North Borneo (NBO)
  1960 Rome as   Malaya (MAL)
  1964 Tokyo 62 0 0 0 0 -
  1968 Mexico City 31 0 0 0 0 -
  1972 Munich 45 0 0 0 0 -
  1976 Montreal 23 0 0 0 0 -
  1980 Moscow did not participate
  1984 Los Angeles 21 0 0 0 0 -
  1988 Seoul 9 0 0 0 0 -
  1992 Barcelona 26 0 0 1 1 54
  1996 Atlanta 35 0 1 1 2 58
  2000 Sydney 40 0 0 0 0 -
  2004 Athens 26 0 0 0 0 -
  2008 Beijing 32 0 1 0 1 70
  2012 London 29 0 1 1 2 63
  2016 Rio de Janeiro 32 0 4 1 5 60
  2020 Tokyo Future event
  2024 Paris
  2028 Los Angeles
Total 0 7 4 11 101

Medals by Winter GamesEdit

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
  2018 Pyeongchang 2 0 0 0 0 -
  2022 Beijing Future event
  2026 Milan/Cortina

Medals by SportEdit

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  Badminton0628
  Diving0112
  Cycling0011
Totals (3 sports)07411

List of medalistsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • "Malaysia". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Results and Medalists—Malaysia". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Malaysia". Sports-Reference.com.