Malaysian Contingent Achieves 33 Gold Medal Target Within 4 Days At 2023 ASEAN Para Games

Currently, Malaysia ranks fourth overall among 11 ASEAN countries.

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Malaysia has achieved its target of 33 gold medals in the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Para Games (APG) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia after just four days

According to New Straits Times, a total of 144 athletes are representing Malaysia in the biennial games from 3 to 9 June.

Paralympic Council of Malaysia president, Datuk Seri Megat D Shahriman Zaharudin said that they had set a target to 33 gold, 51 silver, and 58 bronze medals for this year's games. 

He explained that Malaysia is competing in a total of 136 events, and 33 gold medals will be enough to finish in the top four.

Paralympic Council of Malaysia president Datuk Seri Megat D Shahriman Zaharudin.

Image via Paralympic Council of Malaysia

On day four of the games yesterday, 6 June, Brady Zi Rong Chin and Chee Chaoming clinched the 33rd gold medal in the men's doubles TT9 Table Tennis event

According to Bernama, the pair secured the gold after defeating Linard Combras and Benedicto Hernandez from the Philippines with a score of 11-8, 11-7, and 11-8.

The duo previously won gold in the men's team TT9 table tennis event during day three of the games.

Brady Zi Rong Chin (left) and Chee Chaoming (right).

Image via The Sun Daily via Bernama

Here are the other gold medalists who defied the odds to make our country proud:

Day 2 (4 June)
- Fraidden Dawan - Swimming (Men's 400m freestyle S10)
- Mohd Adib Iqbal Abdullah - Swimming (Men's 100m breaststroke SB14)
- Abd Halim Mohammad - Swimming (Men's 100m breaststroke SB8 and men's 100m freestyle S8)
- Lim Carmen - Swimming (Women's 100m breaststroke SB8)
- Muhammad Imaan Aiman Muhammad Redzuan - Swimming (Men's 50m backstroke S14)
- Nani Shahiera Zawawi - Athletics (Women's long jump T20)
- Muhammad Ashraf Muhammad Haisham - Athletics (Men's 5000m T46)

Fraidden Dawan, the first Malaysian gold medalist at the 12th ASEAN Para Games.

Image via @bernamadotcom (Twitter)

Day 3 (5 June)
- Muhammad Ashraf Muhammad Haisham - Athletics (Men's 1500m T46)
- Eddy Bernard - Athletics (Men's 100m T44 and men's long jump T42-44)
- Mohamad Aliff Mohamad Awi - Athletics (Men's shot put F20)
- Zy Kher Lee - Swimming (Men's 200m freestyle S5)
- Muhammad Nur Syaiful Zulkafli - Swimming (Men's 50m breaststroke SB4)
- Mohd Adib Iqbal Abdullah - Swimming (Men's 50m breaststroke SB14)
- Mohd Shahmil Md Saad - Athletics (Men's shot put F56)
- Abd Halim Mohammad - Swimming (Men's 50m breaststroke SB8)
- Lim Carmen - Swimming (Women's 50m breaststroke SB8)
- Muhammad Imaan Aiman Muhammad Redzuan - Swimming (Men's 100m backstroke S14)
- Mohamad Saifuddin Ishak - Athletics (Men's long jump T11-12)
- Muhammad Fatah Abu Bakar - Judo (Men's 73kg)
- Zulkifly Abdullah - Athletics (Men's long jump T20)

- Swimming (Men's team 4x100m medley relay S14)

Lim Carmen, a Malaysian gold medalist swimmer in women's 50m breaststroke.

Image via Malay Mail

Day 4 (6 June)
- Bryan Lau Sze Kai - Swimming (Men's 100m freestyle S14)
- Rusdianto Rusmadi - Swimming (Men's 100m butterfly S8)
- Doriah Poulus - Athletics (Women's shot put F44)
- Mohammad Zikri Zakaria - Athletics (Men's shot put F55)
- Fraidden Dawan - Swimming (Men's 100m butterfly S10)
- Muhammad Imaan Aiman Muhammad Redzuan - Swimming (Men's 100m butterfly S14)
- Noor Askuzaimey Mat Salim - Boccia (Women's individual BC4)
- Muhammad Ammar Aiman Nor Azmi - Athletics (Men's 400m T20)

Muhammad Ammar Aiman Nor Azmi, a gold medalist in men's 400m.

Image via New Straits Times

Besides that, the Malaysia contingent also currently has 27 silver and 18 bronze medals

As of 6 June, Malaysia ranks fourth in the 2023 ASEAN Para Games with a grand total of 78 medals.

Image via Khmer Times

Only three more days left in the games. Let's keep cheering on for our Malaysian athletes!

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