Commonwealth Games 2014 Recap: How Did Malaysia Do?
Malaysia participated in the Commonwealth Games and managed to win six gold, seven silver and six bronze medals
The first gold medal was won by Mohd. Hafifi Mansor in weightlifting
Mohd Hafifi Mansor clinched the first gold medal for Malaysia at the 20th Commonwealth Games in the men’s weighlifting 69kg category Saturday. Mohd Hafifi, 24, lifted a total 305kg – 135kg in the Snatch and 170kg in the Clean and Jerk in the final at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Precint here.theborneopost.com
Squash queen Datuk Nicol David did not disappoint and clinched Malaysia's second gold medal for squash
Badminton was the major source of gold medals, where the mixed team won the third gold medal for Malaysia while the men and women doubles followed suit with four and five respectively
England had to settle for silver in the Commonwealth Games badminton team competition as defending champions Malaysia came from behind to win a tight final 3-1.dailymail.co.uk
Malaysia’s Vivian Khoo-Woon Khe Wei grabbed the gold medal in style in the women’s badminton doubles event at the Emirates Arena, Sunday on the last day of the 20th Commonwealth Games.
In the dramatic match, Vivian-Khe Wei tamed the Indian pair of Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnanppa 21-17 in the first set.
The national men's doubles pair Tan Wee Kiong-Goh V Shem bagged the sixth gold medal for Malaysia, defending the Commonwealth Games gold medal by defeating Singaporean pair Danny Chrisnanta-Chayut Triyachart 21-12, 12-21, 21-15.thestar.com.my
National diver Ooi Tze Liang’s dived to another gold for Malaysia, bringing the total to six in the 3m men’s individual springboard event
The 20-year-old Penangite showed strong character and a winning attitude to become the Malaysian hero at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with two brilliant performances - a gold and a silver at the Royal Commonwealth Pool. He won the gold in the men’s individual 3m springboard on Thursday and the silver in the individual 10m platform on the final day of the competition on Saturday.thestar.com.my
Despite those achievements, Malaysia have disappointed in some sports, notably the men's badminton singles as well as hockey
To rub salt in the wound, Malaysia failed to meet its seven-gold target. And among other disappointments for the Malaysian Commonwealth team was the thrashing at the hands of England, New Zealand and even Trinidad and Tobago in hockey.yahoo.com
For the first time since 1986, a country other than Malaysia will win the Men’s Singles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.bwfbadminton.org
Youth and Sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin has tweeted that they will look into some policies and make tough decisions