Malaysian Athletes Snatch 30 Medals Over The Weekend At The 2023 SEA Games

Our Malaysian athletes have made us proud with six gold, 10 silver, and 14 bronze medals.

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The 2023 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games officially kickstarted on Friday, 5 May, in Cambodia, and our Malaysian athletes are already making headlines by bagging 30 medals so far

Our Malaysian athletes have made us proud with six gold, 10 silver, and 14 bronze medals.

Here are our six gold medalists from this weekend's events:

1. Shahmalarani Chandran (Karate)

Image via The Sun Daily

The first gold medal came from Shahmalarani Chandran in the woman's kumite below 50kg event, after she defeated Junna Tsukii Villanueva from the Philippines.

Bernama reported that Shahmalarani and Junna both scored 1-1 in their match, but the former was declared the winner by the referee as her moves were deemed more aggressive compared to her opponent.

2. Prem Kumar Selvam (Karate)

Image via The Borneo Post

Prem Kumar Selvam presented the country with its second gold medal in the men's kumite below 55kg event.

Despite an injury on his left wrist, he managed to level the score at 3-3 against Chanphet Setthaphong from Thailand.

Prem Kumar was declared the champion because he gained the first point over his adversary.

3. Sureeya Sankar Hari Sankar (Karate)

Sureeya Sankar Hari Sankar earned his second SEA Games title and delivered Malaysia's third gold medal in the men's kumite below 60kg event.

According to New Straits Times, he emerged victorious in the match against Ari Saputra from Indonesia, with a score of 13-5.

4. Sharmendran Raghonathan (Karate)

Malaysian flagbearer Sharmendran Raghonathan struck gold after winning against Cambodia's Sot Panith, with a score of 6-5 in the men's kumite below 75kg event.

News Straits Times reported that the 30-year-old is now the country's most accomplished karateka, with four consecutive first place wins since the 2017 SEA Games.

5. Mohd Danial Azray Noorazizan and Mohd Danial Azrol Noorazizan (Pencak Silat)

The twins, Mohd Danial Azray Noorazizan and Mohd Danial Azrol Noorazizan, shined in their debut appearance by winning gold in the pencak silat event.

According to The Star, with an accumulated 9.945 points, they beat Filipino twins Alfau Jan Esmael Abad and Almohaidib Esmael Abad's score of 9.885 points.

6. Saiful Bahri Musmin (Pétanque)

The sixth gold medal was contributed by Saiful Bahri Musmin in the men's individual pétanque event.

He defeated Bountamy Southammavong from Laos with a score of 13-9, reports New Straits Times.

Meanwhile, here are the silver and bronze medals Malaysia has won so far:


Men's Chinlone Squad.

Image via Bernama

- Nur Assyira Zainal Abidin - Cycling (Woman's Mountain Bike Cross Country)
- Muhammad Aiqal Asamdie - Karate (Men's Kata Individual)
- Muhammad Khairul Shaddad Ard - Pencak Silat (Men's Seni Tunggal)
- Nur Syafiqah Hamzah - Pencak Silat (Women's Seni Tunggal)

- Cricket (Men's T50)
- E-sports (Attack Online 2 Mixed Team Event)
- Indoor Hockey Men's Team
- Indoor Hockey Women's Team
- Obstacle Race (Men's Team Relay)
- Chinlone (Men's Same Stroke)


Athachai Saiphawat Kiang.

Image via Malay Mail

- Phee Jinq En - Swimming (Women's 50m Breastroke)
- Adam Akaksyah - Ju-jitsu (Men's Ne-Waza Gi Below 69kg)
- Athachai Saiphawat Kiang - Khun Khmer (Men's Kun Kru)
- Yoong Wei Theng - Obstacle Race (Men's Individual)
- Wan Athirah Hidayah Ahmad Fuzli - Obstacle Race (Women's Individual)
- Muhammad Arif Afifuddin Ab Malik - Karate (Men's Kumite Below 84kg)
- Madhuri Poovanesan - Karate (Women's Kumite Below 55kg)
- Siti Nur Azwani Nor Azli - Karate (Women's Kumite Below 61kg)
- Nur Durratul Iffah Yazit- Pétanque (Women's Singles)

- Karate (Women's Kata Team)
- Chinlone (Men's Non-Repetition Primary)
- Swimming (Men's 4x200 Freestyle Relay)
- Obstacle Race (Women's Team Relay)
- Pencak Silat (Women's Seni Ganda)

There is only a week left of the 2023 SEA Games, let's keep cheering for our Malaysian athletes!

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