Watch this space for the latest SEA Games 2022 medal tally for Malaysia here. 

With more than 500 Malaysian athletes competing for gold at the 2021 Southeast Asia (SEA) Games in 2022, the country has set its bar for its national sportspersons. Now that we are getting into the thick of the competition, here is the latest SEA games 2021/2022 medal tally for Malaysia. 

Despite having games that brought Malaysia the gold in previous years taken off the roster for this installation of the SEA Games at Hanoi, the country remains hopeful that this set of athletes will do the country proud. Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu shared the official medal target several days before the contingent set off for Vietnam — 36 golds, 35 silvers, and 75 bronzes. 

The 31st edition of the sporting event kicked off on 12 May and is now ongoing until 23 May. We’re only a week into the SEA Games 2022 action, but Malaysia has already brought home an impressive slew of medals. 

For the latest SEA Games medal tally for Malaysia in 2022, bookmark this page and we’ll keep you updated:

Medal tally for Malaysia at the 2022 SEA Games in Hanoi, as of 23 May 2022:

Medals Count
Gold 39
Silver 45
Bronze 90

8 May 2022

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Left to right: Nur Dhabitah Sabri and Kimberly Bong. Image credit: Kimberly Bong/Instagram

Our women divers were first up to secure the medals. At the women’s one-metre springboard individual event, Nur Dhabitah Sabri garnered 290.45 points to win the nation’s first gold, while fellow diver Kimberly Bong won the silver with 230.00 points. 

The bronze was won by Vietnamese Ngo Phuong Mai, with a score of 224.00 points. 

9 May 2022

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Left to right: Ooi Tze Liang and Chew Yiwei. Image credit: Chew Yiwei/Instagram

Retaining their title as the champions of men’s 3m springboard synchro divers, duo Chew Yiwei-Ooi Tze Liang is celebrating their third win at the SEA Games. With this, the two-some brought our SEA Games 2021 medal tally to two golds so far. With a score of 395.79, Yiwei-Tze Liang left silver medallists Nguyen Tung Duong-Phuong The Anh far behind at 305.64 points.

No bronze medal was doled out, as Singapore pulled out earlier, during a team managers meeting on Saturday.

Later, Ooi Tze Liang clinched the third gold for Malaysia, through the men’s 1m springboard individual final event. He finished with a score of 377.70 points in the six-dive competition. Singapore’s Avvir Tham secured Singapore’s first medal, with 286.40 points. Malaysia also brought home its first bronze at this event, as Bertrand Rhodict Anak Lises took the bronze in 284.90.

For Malaysia’s fourth gold medal, Ng Yan Yee and Ong Ker Ying defeated Vietnam’s and Singapore’s divers.

10 May 2022

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Ng Yan Yee at the Tokyo Olympics. Image credit: Ng Yan Yee/Instagram

Our fifth gold medal is courtesy of Wendy Ng Yan Yee, who won the women’s 3m springboard at the My Dinh Water Sports Palace, while Ong Ker Ying snagged a silver at the same event.

 
 
 
 
 
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Later that day, the country scored another gold medal through diving duo Jellson Jabillin and Hanis Nazirul Jaya Surya, who scored a total of 345.93 points, leaving silver medallists Jonathan Fan Keng Chan and Shen Oon Max Lee of Singapore at 322.50 points and Vietnam’s bronze winners Quang Dat Nguyen and Tu Dang Hoang at 251.46 points.

Bringing our total of bronze medals so far to two, Mohammad Ezzat Mohd Noor did the country proud at the Kurash – 90kg event.

At the Pencak Silat event, Luqman Laji scores a bronze medal after besting Ilyas Sadara of Thailand in the Men’s Artistic Single event. Later that day, the women’s Pencak Silat duo Nur Syazreen A Malik and and Nor Hamizah Abu Hassan also clinched a bronze after defeating homesters Thi Thu Ha Nguyen and Thi Huyen Nguyen.

11 May 2022

 
 
 
 
 
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A great start to the day, the nation’s Pencak Silat duo brought home a gold, defeating Singapore in the spar. Sazzlan Yuga and Mohd Taqiyuddin Hamid scored a total of 9.950 in the Men’s Artistic Double event, narrowly winning against Singapore’s score: 9.905.

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Left to right: Nur Dhabitah Sabri and Pandelela Rinong. Malaysian diving queens. Image credit: Nur Dhabitah Sabri/Instagram

Malaysian veteran diver Pandelela Rinong and partner Nur Dhabitah Sabri won the eighth gold medal for the nation today in Aquatics Diving, Women’s Synchronized 10m Platform, completing a full sweep for Malaysia in diving. 

In men’s diving, Muhammad Syafiq Puteh Malaysia took the gold model in the men’s 3-metre (m) springboard individual today, while Gabriel Gilbert Daim came in second place with the silver. 

In Kurash, Men’s 66 kg, Malaysia’s Yousuff Daniel Fauzi Cruz won the bronze medal today.

13 May 2022

After Malaysia’s diving team managed a clean sweep, it’s time for the nation’s Wushu athletes to shine. Early on the day, Calvin Lee Wai Leong scored a silver at the Men’s Nandao event. 

Tan Zhi Yan at the Hanoi SEA Games, after winning Malaysia’s 11th gold medal. Image credit: Atlet Malaysia/Twitter

On the day, Malaysia scores two more gold medals courtesy of Clement Ting Su Wei (Men’s Changquan) and Tan Zhi Yan (Men’s Taolu Taijiquan). 

Over at the Hanoi Sports Training and Competition Centre, Azri Asmat Sefri clinches a silver after besting Myanmar’s Kyaw Min Than, in the men’s bodybuilding 55kg event. Malvern Abdullah, on the other hand, manages to get a bronze medal at the men’s bodybuilding 65kg final. 

At the Hoai Doc Gymnasium, our Kurash athlete secures a bronze at the Men’s 73kg semi-final, after losing to Thailand’s Apicha Boonrangsee. 

14 May 2022

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Grace Wong, Malaysia’s youngest athlete at the 31st SEA Games. Image credit: Atlet Malaysia/Twitter

The first two gold medals of the day come after Jackie Wong Siew Cheer and our youngest representative 15 year old Grace Wong Xiu Wei won in their respective categories of hammer throw. This victory was a long time coming, as the duo struggled to defend their gold medals earned in 2017 in the previous Games in the Philippines. Sadat Marzuki Ajisan also won Malaysia a bronze at the men’s hammer throw event. 

And as we welcome our diving heroes, we also celebrate a string of bronze medals as well as some silvers that join this medal tally. Malaysian kickboxers Seaw Wei Sheng (full contact men’s 57kg), Athachai Saiprawat A/L Kiang (full contact men’s 67kg), Awangku Abdul Rahman Awang (low kick men’s 54kg), Mohammad Rifdean Mansor (full contact men’s 51kg), and Hayatun Najihin Radzuan (low kick female’s 60kg) each bagged a bronze. Athletes of other disciplines, namely wushu, jujitsu, fencing and gymnastics perform similarly. 

Over at the bodybuilding front, Buda Anak Anchah and Zmarul Al Adam both took home a silver, while Zainal Arif and Muhammad Uzair each scored a bronze. 

As a final flourish for the day, Xiangqi duo Sim Yip How and Yeoh Thean Jern won silver at the men’s rapid team event, and Iskandar Alwi won bronze at the men’s pole vault event. 

15 May 2022

At the Wushu-Taolu men’s daoshu+gunshu event, Yeap Wai Kin wins the 26th bronze medal for the country. The ninth silver for Malaysia is bagged by duathlete Tahira Najmunisaa Muhammad Zaid, who’s making her debut at the SEA Games. 

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Tahira in Vietnam. Image credit: Tahira Najmunisaa/Instagram

The rest of the day was gold medals galore for Malaysia. Erwin Chang secures one from golfing; gymnast Rachel Yeoh Li Wen from women’s uneven bars; and Mohd Syarul Azman Mahen through men’s athletic physics open.

16 May 2022

After a dramatic spectacle, silat athlete Muhammad Khairi Adib Azhar secures a gold medal in the match male B (50-55kg) category. On the other hand, ladies of silat Siti Rahmah Mohamed Nasir and Siti Shazwana Ajak each brings home a silver medal in their respective categories of pencak silat (tanding). 

Later that day, cyclists Nur Assyira Zainal Abidin and Natahsya Soon win silver and bronze respectively at the women’s mountain bike cross country olympic event.

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Rachel’s first day of training in Vietnam. Image credit: Rachel Yeoh/Instagram

Marking our halfway mark for 36 golds this SEA Games, Rachel Yeoh’s second gold is from the balance beam event. 

Following that, Jason Loo Jun Wei clinches a silver — Malaysia’s 20th — at the male individual poomsae event, while the trio of ladies, Nurul Hidayah Abdul Karim, Nur Humaira Abdul Karim and Lim Jia Wei scores a bronze at the women’s team poomsae event. 

Hafiz Adzha, Malaysia’s shooting athlete missed the gold, but manages to win Malaysia a silver at the men’s 25m rapid fire event. Another silver is courtesy of Billage Anak Nakang, our pencak silat (tanding) athlete. Vaulting to a surprise gold, Nor Sarah Adi ends our 11-year long draught for Malaysia in the pole vault event. She (and another three ladies S Komalam Shally, Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifli and Azreen Nabila Alias) also won a bronze at the 4x100m relay race, losing to Thailand and Vietnam by mere milliseconds. 

Over on the discus throw discipline, national athlete Queen Ting Kung Ni successfully raked in a silver at the women’s discus throw event, breaking national record with her 52.36m throw. At the same event, another Malaysian Choo Kang Ni won bronze, with a throw of 46.57m. 

The national quartet of Zulfiqar Ismail, Arsyad Saat, Azeem Fahmi and Haiqal Hanafi clocked 39.09s to finish behind Thailand (38.58s). Image credit: Atlet Malaysia/Twitter

Another national record breaking event took place at the men’s 4x100m relay, where we see quartet Zulfiqar Ismail, Arsyad Saat, Azeem Fahmi and Haiqal Hanafi defending our silver medal with a 39.09s finish. 

The final two medal for the day is a bronze from Savinder Kaur (women’s 800m) and a silver from swimmer Khiew Hoe Yean (men’s 400m freestyle). 

17 May 2022

Stepping their way into the third place, Leonard Hoh and Linda Mu wins the day’s first bronze at the single dance slow foxtrot event. 

The cycling foursome after finishing first. Image credit: Atlet Malaysia/Twitter

Cyclists Ahmad Syazrin Awang Ilah, Zulfikri Zulkifli, Natahsya Soon and Nur Assyira Zainal Abidin secures Malaysia’s 20th gold via the mixed cross country relay event. 

18 May 2022

The day teed off with our golfing team, where the men’s team earns a gold, while the women’s team manages to secure a silver.

Later, Hans Yoong Wei Shen, Tristan Cheng Xing Han, Chong Hong Li and Kaerlan Vinod Kamalanathan land a silver in the men’s foil team fencing event.

23 year old Shahmalarani Chandran, who is also a student of Actuarial studies, wins gold at the female kumite 50kg karate event. Her opposite, Sureeya Sanker wins the male kumite 67kg category. Both of them made golden debuts.

A golden debut for Shahmalarani. Image credit: Atlet Malaysia/Twitter

S. Prep Kumar wins a bronze at the male kumite 60kg, and Aiqal Aswadie also secures a bronze at the male individual kata event.

Juwaidi and Fatin wins at the 31st SEA Games. Image credit: Atlet Malaysia/Twitter

From the archery team, Khairul Anuar Mohamad and Syaqiera Mashayikh shine. The duo bags a silver at the mixed team recurve, while scoring bronzes individually at the men’s and women’s individual recurve. On top top that, the men’s team recurve team also brings home a bronze.

National high jumper Nauraj Singh Randhawa fumbles at the 2021 SEA Games, finishing second at the men’s high jump, breaking Malaysia’s golden streak since 2005. Jumping at a similar height of 2.18m, Mohd Eizlan Dahalan cops a bronze medal.

However, Khiew Hoe Yean emerges from the men’s 200m freestyle with a gold, with his new personal best.

In the women’s 25m sports pistol shooting category, Alia Sazana Azahari wins a silver.

19 May 2022

Starting the day right, Johnathan Wong brings home the gold when he wins at the 10M air pistol men category.

Following that, our archers continue to shoot for medals as the men’s team compound athletes (Juwaidi, Alang Aqil dan Wong Co Wan) bag yet another silver for the contingent. However, Juwaidi and Fatin do the nation one better by securing the gold at the compound mixed event. Juwaidi also wins a gold at the men’s compound event, and Alang Aqil a bronze.

Our day of collecting medals are far from over, as Aisyah Mohamad Zubir nabs a bronze at the women’s criterium race.

Graceful gymnasts Koi Sie Yan takes the gold while Ng Joe Ee the silver at the all around individual gymnastic meet.

At the lanes, Malaysia is awarded with a silver, thanks to the performance of the tenpin bowling men’s team, consisting of Nevern Netaneel, Hafiz Zainuddin, Shahrukh Amin and Syazirol Shamsudin.

The 32nd gold for Malaysia is thanks to Sharmendran Raghonathan, our karate athlete who showcases his strength at the male kumite 75kg event. Mohammad Syafiq Zuber also nabs a gold at the men’s 80kg welter event.

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Malaysian gymnasts, doing what they do best. Image credit: Atlet Malaysia/Twitter

For the group all-around gymnastics event, the contingent gracefully scores another gold.

20 May 2022

At the women’s 10m air pistol event, Nurul Syasya Nadiah succeeds at her quest for gold. Ho Ying, over at the ping pong tables, scores a bronze in the women’s single. With the rest of her team Karen Lyne and Alice Chang, they later bag another bronze at the women’s team event.

Weightlifter Muhammad Azni Bidin bags a silver at the men’s 61kg event, while Muhammad Nur Aiman Rosli a bronze at road race for the men’s individual time trial.

Today, the Malaysian contingent reached its 36-gold target thanks to the national karate team. R. Sharmendran, S. Prem Kumar, H. Sureeya Sankar, S. Geerijaieswaran, Arif Afifuddin Ab Malik, V. Kueggan and G. Katish defeated Indonesia with a score of 3-0 in the men’s team Kumite final at Ninh Binh Sports Gymnasium. According to the New Straits Times, this win is Malaysia’s first men’s team title since the 1993 Sea Games in Singapore.

Our tennis doubles duo, Jawairiah Noordin and Sharifah Elysia Abd Rahman secures a bronze at the women’s event. At the Xingqi events, our athletes take home a silver at the women’s standard single and two bronzes at the men’s standard single.

21 May 2022

Kicking the day off with Malaysia’s 84th bronze medal, Muhammad Erry Hidayat takes on the men’s 73kg weightlifting stage.

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Nur Azman Mohd Zariff wins Malaysia’s 37th gold medal. Image credit: Atlet Malaysia/Twitter

Now that Malaysia has passed its 36-gold medal goal, cyclist Nur Azman Mohd Zariff takes the 37th one at the men’s individual mass start meet. Our chess sisters, Puteri Rifqah Fahada Azhar and Puteri Munajjah Az-Zahra Azhar takes home a bronze at the women’s team blitz event.

22 May 2022

Our badminton heroes, Chen Tang Jie and Peck Yen Wei does the country proud, winning a gold at the mixed doubles event. Hoo Pang Ron and Cheah Yee See, on the other hand, take second place at the same event.

Chen Tang Jie and Peck Yen Wei. Image credit: Atlet Malaysia/Twitter

Over at the snooker and billiards front, Lim Kok Leong takes a silver at the snooker singles event. Our women cyclists, Jupha Som Net, Nur Aisyah Mohd Zubir, Siti Nur Adibah Akmal, Yeong Zhen Yi, Nor Aisyah Munirah Chen Ramli secure a silver at the women’s team road race.

Yet another gold is thanks to Ahman Nor Iman Aliff who does his best at the male elite 54kg event for muay thai.

Featured and hero images credit: Chew Yiwei/Instagram

This story first appeared on Prestige Malaysia

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What are the SEA Games?

Answer: The SEA Games (short for Southeast Asian Games) is a biennial regional multi-sport event. The 2021 Southeast Asian Games, commonly known as the 31st Southeast Asian Games or 31st SEA Games, is held from 12 to 23 May 2022 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Question: Which country won at the last SEA Games?

Answer: The host country of the 2019 SEA Games, Philippines, was the overall champion for the first time in 14 years. Vietnam and Thailand were in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

Question: Which country will host the next SEA Games?

Answer: The 2025 Southeast Asian Game will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, followed by Malaysia in 2027 and Singapore in 2029.

Question: How many sports are featured at the SEA Games?

Answer: The 31st edition of the SEA Games features 40 sports across 526 events.

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