1965 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games
|Host city||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Opening ceremony||14 December 1965|
|Closing ceremony||21 December 1965|
|Officially opened by||Ismail Nasiruddin of Terengganu
King of Malaysia
|Ceremony venue||Stadium Merdeka|
The 1965 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games officially known as the 3rd Southeast Asian Peninsular Games was a multi-sport event held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 14 - 21 December 1965 with 14 sports featured in the games. Originally to be hosted by Laos, the third edition of the games was hosted by Malaysia after the former was not able to honour its hosting commitment citing financial difficulties and would later known to have hosted the 2009 Southeast Asian Games decades later. Two years earlier, the third SEAP Games was cancelled as Cambodia pulled out of hosting the event due to internal strife.
Hence, this was the first time Malaysia host the games. Malaysia is the third country to host the Southeast Asian Peninsular Games, then known as the Southeast Asian Games.
The final medal tally was led by Thailand followed by host Malaysia and Singapore. Several games records were broken during the games. The games was deemed generally successful, with the standard of competition amongst the Southeast Asian nations.
A total of 400 medals comprising 135 Gold medals, 132 Silver medals and 133 Bronze medals were awarded to athletes. The Host Malaysia's performance was their best overall at that time and was second only to Thailand as overall champion.
Host nation (Malaysia)
|Total (7 NOCs)||135||132||133||400|
- History of the SEA Games
- Medal Tally 1959-1995
- Medal Tally
- OCA SEA Games
- SEA Games previous medal table
- SEAGF Office
- SEA Games members
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