14 Malaysian Athletes That Made Our Heart Skip A Beat At The SEA Games

*The thirst is real.*

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1. Farah Ann

The national gymnast has been captivating the entire country with her brilliant performances each time she is given a chance. During the 29th SEA Games, Farah retained gold in women's individual floor exercise with a brilliant performance.

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2. Welson Sim

The 20-year-old Sarawakian made the country proud by clinching a gold and setting a new SEA Games record under painful circumstances with his mad dash to touch the wall in the men's 200m freestyle final at the National Aquatic Centre.

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3. Niena Azman

This charming athlete is the Women's National Futsal Team's Goalkeeper. Niena with her dazzling good looks and solid goalkeeping skills has captivated Malaysians all around. The 30-year-old also plays for Putra Ria FC, one of the biggest teams in Malaysian women's futsal.

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4. Julian Yee

The "hottest" man on the ice, Julian shone during the 29th SEA Games by picking up gold. The 20-year-old won the judges' hearts with dazzling performances in the men's individual figure skating event in the Kuala Lumpur.

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5. Pandelela Rinong

After winning a gold medal in the mixed team category at the recent SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, The Olympic diver is currently the leading favourite to win the Sportswoman award at the Sarawak Sports Awards presentation at Riverside Majestic Hotel tonight, 2 September.

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6. Mohd Fadhli Mohd Zonis

The National track cyclists provided a glimpse of his potential when he came close to breaking the national record en route to winning the men's 1-kilometre time trial at the 29th SEA Games.

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7. Steffi Sarge Kaur

While the football world is mostly a male dominated arena, the 27-year-old National Women's Football player is helping women realise their potential in the game. Steffi Sarge Kaur with her Chinese + Punjabi + Siamese heritage has what it takes to conquer the men's game.

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8. Amsyar Azman

At the 29th SEA Games, Amsyar, who had never won an individual gold at the previous SEA Games, stunned compatriot Ooi Tze Liang to win the 1m springboard individual gold. Then he bettered his performance by winning a second gold by winning the men's 3m synchronised springboard with Chew Yiwei.

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9. Zylane Lee

The vivaciously beautiful synchronised swimmer won gold for Malaysia in the synchronised swimming competition in the duet free event at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil.

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10. S. Senthil Kumaran

This 25-year-old karate champ provided Malaysians with a sterling show at the 29th SEA Games despite facing everything that had gone wrong against before the start of the Games. Senthil clinched his second SEA Games gold after a hard-fought 5-3 win over Filipino Jayson Ramil Macaulay in the men’s kumite be­low 60kg final.

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11. Anja Chong

The queen of the ice was so overwhelmed with emotions after winning a gold for Malaysia that she was seen crying on the podium during the prize giving ceremony as she watched the Malaysian flag being raised and 'Negaraku' played in the background.

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12. Daniel Bego

Daniel, who looks like a total hunk in his swimming trunks, is humble to the core. Earlier this year, Daniel admitted Welson Sim has replaced him as the nation’s No 1 swimmer.

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13. Zoe Natasha Bowden

Zoe, who was selected to compete for Malaysia at the SEA Games in the triathlon category, strive to compete with herself. When she was nine, she was one of the strongest competitors in the racing field for her age.

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14. Irfan Shamsuddin

The persistent discus thrower Irfan Shamsuddin, who looks like the Hulk, won his third consecutive SEA Games gold medal for discus throw during the opening day for athletics in Bukit Jalil National Stadium.

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Found anyone on the list who made you thirsty? ;)

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