Stay updated with the latest medal tally for Malaysia at the 2023 Southeast Asia (SEA) Games.
As the competition heats up with more than 650 Malaysian athletes competing for gold this year, the country has set its bar high for its national sportsperson. Despite some events being removed from the competition roster, Malaysia hopes to exceed its medal count from the previous SEA Games.
The Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister, Hannah Yeoh, has set a target of 141 medals for the delegation, taking into account the country’s strengths as well as the capabilities of athletes from other competing nations.
Team Malaysia is confident that their athletes will do the country proud and better their medal haul from the last edition of the SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam, where they won 39 gold medals, 45 silver, and 90 bronze with a total of 174 medals.
As the competition heats up, Malaysia’s 677 athletes are working hard to bring home gold for the country.
Keep track of Malaysia’s performance at the 2023 SEA Games with this updated medal tally.
For the latest SEA Games medal tally for Malaysia in 2023, bookmark this page and we’ll keep you updated:
6 May 2023
On May 6, 2023, the Southeast Asia (SEA) Games officially began, and Malaysia’s athletes have already made their mark in the competition by winning several medals. Wan Athirah Hidayah Ahmad Fuzli, a member of the Malaysian delegation, won a bronze medal in the women’s obstacle race, becoming the first Malaysian medalist of the Games. Meanwhile, William Yoong Wei Theng clocked 28.80s to edge Cambodia’s Ol Saohengk at the Chroy Changvar Convention Centre—clinching the men’s 100m bronze medal.
Shahmalarani A/P Chandran also brought home the nation’s first gold in the SEA Games 2023 Karate – Women’s Kumite below 50kg event. This was a significant achievement, as she defeated Junna Tsukii Villanueva from the Philippines, who is the champion for 2022 World Games. The country’s second gold medal was won by Prem Kumar A/L Selvam in the Karate – Men’s Kumite below 55kg event. He gained victory over Thailand’s Chanphet Setthaphong by a close score.
In addition to these medals, Muhammad Aiqal Asmadie won a silver medal in the men’s individual kata, while Lovelly Anne Roberth, Naccy Nelly Evvaferra Rojin, and Niathalia Sherawinnie Yampil won a bronze medal in the women’s team kata. Nur Assyira Zainal Abidin brought cheer to the country’s mountain biking camp when she won the silver medal in the women’s cross country individual event at the 2023 SEA Games in Cambodia. She finished the 18.5-kilometre race in Kulen Mountain, Siem Reap, which is located about 320 kilometres from the Cambodian capital, in a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes 9 seconds.
Moreover, Wan Athira Hidayah Ahmad Fuzli was left puzzled as she was presented with a bronze medal in the women’s 100m individual obstacle race. She had clocked 41.724s in the event, and she saw Indonesia’s Anggun Yolanda finishing third with 39.598s. However, the organisers decided to award Wan Athira a bronze medal despite the Malaysian losing the bronze medal round to Anggun.
Apart from the medals mentioned above, Malaysia also won four bronze medals in other events. Athachai Saiphawat Kiang won the bronze medal in men’s kru kru, Adam Akaksyah in men’s gi 69kg ne-waza, Phee Jinq En in women’s 50m breaststroke, and the national men’s team for men’s non-repetition primary in sepaktakraw and chinlone.
7 May 2023
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During the second day of the 2023 Southeast Asia Games, Malaysia’s athletes managed to secure an impressive number of wins, bringing home a total of 10 medals. Among these, three were gold, five were silver, and two were bronze. It was a remarkable achievement for the Malaysian delegation, who were competing in a variety of sports and events.
The gold medals were earned by three different athletes, each in their respective categories. Sureeya Sankar Hari Sankar won gold in the men’s under 60kg kumite, showcasing his exceptional skills and determination. Sharmendran Ragonathan was another gold medalist, winning in the men’s under 75kg kumite event. Saiful Bahri Musmin demonstrated his prowess in petanque to secure the gold medal in the men’s singles category.
In addition to these gold medals, several Malaysian athletes also secured silver and bronze medals. Madhuri Poovanesan won a bronze medal in the women’s under 55kg kumite in karate, showcasing her impressive fighting skills. Muhammad Khairul Shaddad Ardi was another medalist, securing a silver medal in the artistic men’s single category in pencak silat. The Malaysian teams for men’s 50-overs in cricket and Attack Online 2 e-sports game also won two silver medals, displaying their exceptional teamwork and strategy.
The national team also won one silver and one bronze medal for the men’s and women’s team relay categories in the obstacle race, showcasing their strength and agility as a team.
8 May 2023
Malaysia’s athletes won a total of eleven medals on May 8, including two gold medals, one silver medal, and eight bronze medals. Wong Grace Xiu Mei won the gold medal in the women’s hammer throw event, while Kimberly Bong secured another gold medal in the women’s 3m springboard event. Muhammad Dhiauddin and Abdul Latif won the silver medal in the 29er sailing category.
The eight bronze medals were won by Nurul Hidayah Lukman in the women’s hammer throw, Ong Ker Ying in the women’s 3m springboard, Nur Adlinna Nasreen in the ILCA 6 sailing category, Muhammad Asnawi Iqbal in the ILCA 4 sailing category, Muhammad Faizal Asri in the ILCA 7 sailing category, the men’s chinlone linking team in sepaktakraw and chinlone, Mohd Hilfi and Sara Amanda in the mixed optimist sailing category, and the team all-around in artistic gymnastics.
9 May 2023
Malaysia’s athletes continued to showcase their remarkable skills and determination at the Southeast Asia (SEA) Games. The Malaysian delegation added several more medals to their tally, with some athletes winning multiple gold medals. Muhammad Syafiq Puteh was one of the standout performers of the day, winning gold in the men’s 3m springboard with a commanding performance. Meanwhile, Shereen Vallabuoy and Umar Osman both won gold in the women’s 400m and men’s 400m for athletics, respectively. Their performances were nothing short of exceptional, demonstrating their strength, speed, and endurance.
The Malaysian swimming team also had a great day, with Steve Khiew Hoe Yan securing another gold medal in the men’s 200m freestyle. His impressive swimming skills were on full display, as he outpaced his competitors to claim the top spot on the podium. In addition, Moh Keen Hoo won gold in men’s 6-reds snooker, showcasing his precision and strategic abilities in the game.
Aside from the gold medalists, several Malaysian athletes also secured silver and bronze medals in various events. Gabriel Gilbert Daim won a silver medal in men’s 3m springboard, while Phee Jinq En won silver in women’s 100m breaststroke for swimming. The Malaysian teams for artistic gymnastics, boxing, athletics, and petanque also won several bronze medals, highlighting the country’s diverse sporting achievements.
Overall, the fourth day was a successful day for the Malaysian delegation at the SEA Games 2023. Their outstanding performances have brought the country one step closer to achieving its target of 141 medals, set by the Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister, Hannah Yeoh. With several more days of competition remaining, Malaysia’s athletes are determined to continue their winning streak and bring home as many medals as possible.
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10 May 2023
Our national athletes have continued to showcase their remarkable skills and determination at the Southeast Asia (SEA) Games. The country added a total of 18 medals to their tally, with six of them being gold, six silver, and six bronze medals.
Among the gold medalists were Norsyakirah Muksin in the women’s U45 for pencak silat, Nor Farah Mazlan in the women’s class A (45-50kg) for pencak silat, and Lee Yiat Qing in the women’s 10m platform for diving. These athletes demonstrated exceptional skills and perseverance in their respective events, bringing glory to their country.
Additionally, Ng Jing Xuen won gold in the women’s individual for golf, Tan Heong Ming in the women’s nanquan for wushu, and Mohd Izzul Irfan Marzuki in the men’s class D (60-65kg) category for pencak silat. These victories show the diverse range of sports that Malaysian athletes excel in, from martial arts to golf.
Apart from the gold medals, Malaysia also secured several silver and bronze medals in various events, including swimming, boxing, and athletics. Notable silver medalists were Mohd Sharul Zeckry Sulaiman in men class F (70-75kg) for pencak silat, Siti Shazwana Ajak in women’s class D (60-65kg) for pencak silat, Kohn Robial Sobri in men’s class I (85-90kg) for pencak silat, Malcolm Ting in men’s individual for golf, Queenie Ting in women’s discus, and Nor Sarah Adi in women’s pole vault.
These athletes showed impressive performances in their respective events, narrowly missing out on the gold but still bringing pride to their country.
Similarly, Malaysian athletes who won bronze medals such as Fong Zi Yu in women’s individual for golf, Mohd Abdul Qayyum Ariffin in men’s 51kg for boxing, and Khiew Hoe Yean in men’s 200m backstroke for swimming showcased their skills and determination.
While all three national teams have bagged three bronze medals for the women’s 4x100m, women’s 4x100m for athletics as well as the men’s 4x100m freestyle category in swimming.
11 May 2023
On 11 May 2023, Malaysia’s athletes have managed to add a total of 18 medals to their tally. Among the 18 medals, three were gold, eight were silver, and seven were bronze.
Enrique Macartney Anak Harold won gold in the men’s 10m platform for diving, Mohd Irfan Shamsuddin won gold in the men’s discus for athletics, and Andre Anura won gold in the men’s triple jump for athletics. These athletes showcased their exceptional skills and determination, bringing glory to Malaysia.
The silver medals were won by Nur Amirull Fakhruddin Marzuki in the men’s criterium road for cycling, Bertand Rhodict Anak Lises in men’s 10m platform for diving, and Khiew Hoe Yean in men’s 400m freestyle for swimming.
The national team has also succeeded in bringing five silver medals in five different categories for four different sports which includes table tennis, cricket, petanque, and badminton. These outstanding performances highlight the diversity of sports that Malaysian athletes excel in.
The bronze medalists included Pang Pui Yee in women’s jianshu for wushu, the Malaysian team in mixed triples for petanque, Nani Sahirah Maryata in women’s shot put for athletics, Nur Aisyah Mohd Zubir in women’s criterium road for cycling, Wan Mohd Fazri Wan Zahari in men’s 800m for athletics, Muhammad Ridzuan Mohd Johari in men’s 60kg for boxing, and Team Malaysia in MLBB (Women’s) for eSports. These athletes also showcased their skills and determination, narrowly missing out on the gold but still bringing pride to their country.
With several more days of competition remaining, Malaysia’s athletes are determined to continue their winning streak and bring home as many medals as possible.
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12 May 2023
The Malaysian athletes showcased their exceptional skills and determination, bringing home a total of 20 medals from various events at the 2023 Southeast Asia (SEA) Games. Their remarkable performance included four gold, five silver, and eleven bronze medals, which is a testament to their hard work and dedication in their respective sports.
The gold medalists, including Tan Cheong Min, Nur Amirull Fakhruddin, Nur Humaira Abdul Karim, Nurul Hidayah Abdul Karim and Jason Loo, Enrique Macartney Anak Harold, and Andre Anura, demonstrated exceptional skill and perseverance in their respective events, bringing glory to their country. They have proven themselves to be formidable competitors, showcasing their exceptional athleticism and unwavering determination to succeed.
In addition to the gold medalists, Malaysia also secured several silver and bronze medals in various events, highlighting their diverse sporting achievements. The silver medalists, including Sydney Chin, Chin Ken Haw, Moh Keen Hoo and Lim Kok Leong, and Team Malaysia for women’s team in poomsae taekwondo, and men’s team in regu sepaktakraw, also showcased their impressive performances, narrowly missing out on the gold but still bringing pride to their country.
Moreover, the bronze medalists, including Pang Pui Yee, Wong Weng Son, Tan Zhi Yan, Surayya Rizzal, Mitsuki Leong and Koay Hao Sheng, Vicky Hwa Chang, Samuel Yeo, Mohd Haiqal Hanafi, Farrell Glenn Felix, and Team Malaysia for men’s 4x400m relay in athletics, and women’s 50 over for cricket, also demonstrated their skills and determination, contributing to Malaysia’s impressive medal tally.
13 May 2023
On 13 May 2023, Malaysia’s athletes proved their mettle once again by adding one silver and six bronze medals to their impressive medal tally at the SEA Games 2023. The silver medal was won by Team Malaysia in 12 Crews U24 Women 250m for traditional boat race, demonstrating their exceptional teamwork and coordination. Meanwhile, the bronze medals were won by Nor Ausyah Mihd Zubir in women’s road race for cycling, Hans Yoong and Chen Xing Han in men’s individual foil for fencing, Sebastian Tan and Muhammad Luqman Hakim Suhaimi in men’s kyorugi under-54kg and under-87kg for taekwondo, and Team Malaysia in 3 Crews U24 Women 250m for traditional boat race.
Nor Ausyah Mihd Zubir showed an outstanding performance in women‘s road race for cycling, which required endurance, strength, and strategy. While Hans Yoong and Chen Xing Han also demonstrated their exceptional skills in men’s individual foil for fencing, narrowly missing out on the gold but still bringing pride to their country. Similarly, Sebastian Tan and Muhammad Luqman Hakim Suhaimi put up a fierce fight in men’s kyorugi under-54kg and under-87kg for taekwondo, respectively, showcasing their strength and agility.
Team Malaysia in 12 Crews U24 Women 250m for traditional boat race also deserves a special mention for their impressive teamwork and coordination, which led them to secure the silver medal. This event required not only physical strength but also communication and synchronization among the team members.
14 May 2023
Malaysia’s athletes continued to add to their impressive medal tally at the 2023 Southeast Asia (SEA) Games. The day saw a total of 10 medals being won by Malaysian athletes, with one gold, four silver, and five bronze medals.
The standout performer of the day was Thor Chuan Leong, who won gold in the men’s snooker singles for billiards, demonstrating his exceptional skills and perseverance in the sport.
Darryl Chia and Muhd Almie secured a silver medal in the men’s 9-ball pool double for billiards, while Yeoh Thean Jern and Tan Yu Huat won silver in chiangqi for chess. Choong Javen and Wong Qi Shen won silver in men’s doubles for table tennis, and the Malaysian team in MLBB (open) for eSports also won silver.
Lim Kok Leong won bronze in the men’s snooker singles for billiards, narrowly missing out on the silver. Siti Nor Aishah Shahabuddin also won bronze in women’s 70kg for judo, while Fu Cern Put Thai secured third place in men’s kyorugi for taekwondo. Other national athletes who managed to bag bronze medals include Alice Chang Li Sian and Im Li Ying in the women’s doubles for table tennis, and Chris Chew Vi Min in the 50m men’s bi fins for swimming. These athletes demonstrated their exceptional skills and determination, contributing to Malaysia’s impressive medal tally.
15 May 2023
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Malaysia’s athletes achieved impressive feats at the SEA Games 2023 yet again on 15 May 2023, winning a total of seven medals, including one gold, one silver, and five bronze medals. Muhammad Syafiq Zuber won the gold medal in the men’s kyorugi under 80kg for taekwondo, showcasing his exceptional skills and determination in the sport. Meanwhile, Aidil Aiman Azwawi and Muhammad Nor Aizat Mohd Nordin, with Muhammad Hafizul Hayazi Adnan as the reserve, secured a silver medal in the men’s doubles for sepak takraw, demonstrating their teamwork and coordination.
The bronze medalists included Nur Syazwani in the women’s 64kg for weightlifting, who exhibited strength and technique in her performance. Wassof Rumikam too won bronze in the men’s low kick 51kg for kickboxing, showcasing his fighting skills and strategy. Yeoh Thean Jern and Sim Yip How also managed to bagged a bronze medal in the men’s blitz team for chess, displaying their mental agility and sharpness in the game.
Meanwhile, both national teams secured bronze medals in two different categories—such as the women’s T20 for cricket and the women’s 5×5 for basketball, highlighting their teamwork and coordination as a team.
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How to get tickets for the SEA Games 2023 at Cambodia
The public can get tickets for the 32nd SEA Games either through the SEA Games 2023 online app or at the match locations.
Where is the SEA Games 2023 held?
Most of the sporting events will take place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The venues include Morodok Techo Sports Complex, Chroy Changvar Convention Centre, Nagaworld Aeon 2 Sen Sok, Army Stadium, Prince Stadium, Smart RSN Stadium, Garden City Golf Club, Royal University of Phnom Penh, AZ Group Cricket Oval, and Federation of Youth Hall.
While the other venues outside Phnom Penh include Prek Kampot in Kampot, Kep City Beach in Kep, Mount Kulen and Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Sihanoukville Boulevard and Otres Beach in Sihanoukville.
Where to stay while you’re in Cambodia for SEA Games 2023?
Anik Palace Hotel
Address: House #14 street 278, Phnom Penh 12303, Cambodia
Contact: +855 23 955 544
Baitong Hotel & Resort
Address: N. 10 St. 282 BKK1, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact: +855 23 223 838
Address: 313 Preah Sisowath Quay Phnom Penh, 12206, Cambodia
Contact: +855 23 426 288
Angkor Miracle Resort & Spa
Address: Angkor Miracle Resort & Spa, National Road 6, Khum Sro-nge Siem Reap Siem Reap, 17260, Cambodia
Contact: +855 63 969 900
Borei Angkor Resort & Spa
Address: 0369 NR6, Krong Siem Reap 17252, Cambodia
Contact: +855 15 430 222
Boutique Kampot Hotel
Address: St 705, Kampot Tow, Krong Kampot
Contact: +855 61 888 626
Calao Kep Residence Hotel
Address: Street 33A, City Center of Kep, Kep Cambodia
Contact: +855 17 293 003
Won Mejestic Hotel
Address: Phum 4, Sangkat 4 Krong Preah Sihanouk, Ville, Cambodia
Contact: +855 15 214 888
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