2001 Southeast Asian Games

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XXI Southeast Asian Games
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Host cityKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
MottoLet's Make It the Best
Nations participating10
Athletes participating4165
Events391 in 32 sports
Opening ceremony8 September
Closing ceremony17 September
Officially opened byKing Salahuddin
Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Athlete's OathNoraseela Mohd Khalid
Torch lighterDaud Ibrahim
Ceremony venueBukit Jalil National Stadium
Website2001 Southeast Asian Games

The 2001 Southeast Asian Games (Malay: Sukan Asia Tenggara 2001), officially known as the 21st Southeast Asian Games, was a Southeast Asian multi-sport event held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This was the fifth time Malaysia host the games, and its first time since 1989. Malaysia previously also hosted the 1965 games, 1971 games and the 1977 games.

The games is the first Southeast Asian Games in the 21st Century and the 3rd millennium. It was held from 8 to 17 September 2001, although several events had commenced from 1 September 2001. Around 4165 athletes participated at the event, which featured 391 events in 32 sports. It was opened by Salahuddin, the King of Malaysia at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.

The final medal tally was led by host Malaysia, followed by Thailand and Indonesia. Several Games and National Records were broken during the games. The games were deemed generally successful with the rising standard of competition amongst the Southeast Asian nations.

Development and preparation[edit]

The Kuala Lumpur 21st SEA Games Organizing Committee (KULSOC) was formed to oversee the staging of the event.

Steering Committee members of the Games[1]
Position Name Designation
Chairman Mr Hishamuddin Hussein Minister, Ministry of Youth and Sports
Vice Chairman Mr Tunku Muda Serting Imran President, Olympic Council of Malaysia
Members Mr Mahamad Zabri Min Secretary General, Ministry of Youth and Sports Secretary
Mr Mohd Zahidi Hj. Zainuddin Chief, Armed Forces
Mr Samsudin Hitam Secretary General, Ministry of Finance
Mr Mohamad Taha Ariff Director General of Health
Mr Kamaruzzaman Mayor, City of Kuala Lumpur
Mr Aseh Hj. Che Mat Secretary General, Ministry of Home Affairs
Mr Arshad Hashim Secretary General, Ministry of Information
Mr Tengku Alaudin Tengku Abd. Majid Secretary General, Ministry of Youth and Sports
Mr Mohmad Shaid Mohd. Taufek Senior Deputy Secretary General, Prime Minister Department
Mr Mohd. Shahar Sidek Director General, Road Transport Department
Mr Wira Mazlan Ahmad Director General, National Sports Council
2001 Southeast Asian Games is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
Selangor
Selangor
Johor
Johor
Negeri Sembilan
Negeri Sembilan
Penang
Penang
2001 Southeast Asian Games host states

Venues[edit]

The 2001 Southeast Asian Games used a mix of new, existing and temporary venues. Most venues were pre-existing public-sporting facilities which were reverted to public use after the games. No major retrofitting work were done in most venues as most had been used to host major multi-disciplinary events such as the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

At the centrepiece of the activities was the Bukit Jalil National Sports Complex. Incorporating the new 87,411-seat national stadium, it hosted most of the events.

A games village was not built. Instead, a "village in the city" concept saw athletes and officials housed in hotels across Peninsular Malaysia. Besides being physically near to the sport venues, it was hoped that it will add vibe to all the states and reduce post-games costs in converting a dedicated games village to other uses.

The 21st Southeast Asian Games had 39 venues for the games. 19 in Kuala Lumpur, 10 in Selangor, 4 in Johor and 3 each in Negeri Sembilan and Penang respectively.[2]

State Competition Venue Sports
Kuala Lumpur National Sports Complex
Bukit Jalil National Stadium Opening and closing ceremonies, Athletics (Track and Field)
National Aquatic Centre Aquatics (Diving, Swimming, Synchronised swimming)
Gymnasium I, Bukit Jalil Billiards and snooker
Putra Indoor Stadium Gymnastics
Malaysia National Hockey Stadium Hockey
Bukit Kiara Sports Complex
Juara Stadium Netball
National Lawn bowls Centre Lawn bowls
Other
National Sports Council Sports Complex, Taman Keramat Petanque
Kuala Lumpur City Hall Swimming Complex Aquatics (Water polo)
Kuala Lumpur Velodrome Cycling (Track Cycling)
Titiwangsa Stadium Sepak takraw
Malaysia Basketball Association Stadium Basketball
Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium Volleyball (Indoor)
Malaysian Public Works Department headquarters Fencing
Tenaga National Sports Complex Table tennis
Merdeka Square Athletics (Marathon)
Titiwangsa Lake Gardens Athletics (Racewalking)
National Tennis Centre, Jalan Duta Tennis
KLFA Stadium Football (women)
Selangor Malawati Stadium Badminton
Sungai Buloh Rubber Research Institute Cycling (Mountain Bike)
Petaling Jaya City Council Stadium Football (men)
Selangor Turf Club Equestrian (Show jumping, Dressage)
Universiti Putra Malaysia Equestrian (Cross-country equestrianism)
Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sungai Labu Estate Equestrian (Endurance)
Sungai Long Golf and Country Club Golf
Universiti Tenaga Nasional Karate
PMKM Shooting Range Shooting
Batu Dam Rowing
Johor Johor Jaya Multi-Purpose Hall Weightlifting (competition)
Tan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium Weightlifting (training)
Dataran Bandaraya Johor Bahru Archery
Pembandaran Pasir Gudang Indoor Stadium Pencak Silat
Negeri Sembilan Bandar Baru Nilai Cycling (Mass start, Individual time trial)
Admiral Marina and Leisure Club Sailing
Paroi Centre Club Sports Centre Boxing
Penang Mega Lanes Bowling Centre, Prai Bowling
Bukit Dumbar Squash Centre Squash
Penang International Sports Arena Wushu, Judo

Torch relay[edit]

The 21st SEA Games torch relay ran from 10 March 2001 to 8 September 2001, covering a distance of 7,884 km. The run began in Labuan followed by Sabah and Sarawak. In the peninsular, it started in Langkawi and passed through 12 states before it ended in Kuala Lumpur. The last leg of the run covered approximately 15 km, from Merdeka Square to Bukit Jalil National Stadium.[3][4][5]

2001 Southeast Asian Games torch relay route.

Marketing[edit]

Logo and mascot[edit]

Si Tumas, the squirrel, the official mascot

The logo of the 2001 Southeast Asian Games is an image of a flame.[6] The official mascot of the 2001 Southeast Asian Games is a squirrel named Si Tumas, short form for Tupai Emas (Golden squirrel).[7][8]

Songs[edit]

The theme song of the games is "In Glory We Celebrate (The SEA Games - 2001)", composed by Helen Yap from Magic Nova Productions with lyrics written in English by Tom Leng and lyrics written in Malay by Loloq, and was sung by Lynn Ali.[9][10][11] A campaign song of the games was composed by Jaafar Abdul Rahman Idris with lyrics written by Dato Mokhzani Ismail and was sung by Adibah Noor.[12]

Sponsors[edit]

A total of 26 sponsors, comprising 4 Official Partners, 8 Main Sponsors and 14 Official Sponsors sponsored the games.[1]

The games[edit]

Opening ceremony.

Closing ceremony[edit]

Cultural presentation of Vietnam, host of the 2003 edition

The closing ceremony took place on 17 September 2001 in a rainy night with the theme: ASEAN, a time to celebrate (ASEAN: Masa untuk merayakan). It was attended by 100,000 audiences who managed to get into the stadium and take their seats. The ceremony begins with the performance of local celebrities including Erra Fazira and Ziana Zain.

After that, a group of paratroopers descended on the field of the stadium with the flags of the 10 participating nations of the games accompanied with the song "Jalur Gemilang" performed by a choir group. The athletes of the participating nations then paraded into the stadium by order of sports competed at the games and received warm welcome by the audience in the stadium. The order began with the aquatics, followed by archery, athletics and other sports.

The ceremony then continues with the performance of "Citrawarna Malaysia', performed by 300 dancers and 50 drum players that rocks the stadium with the rhythmic beat that reflects the diversity of the song rhythm and the traditional dances of the multi-racial society in Malaysia. Later, Mohd Qabil Ambak Mahamad Fathil, the Malaysian Equestrian rider was declared the Best Sportsman of the games, while the Thai Athletics sprinter Supavadee Khawpeag was declared the Best Sportswoman of the games.

After Prime minister Mahathir Mohammad declared the games closed, the Southeast Asian Games Federation flag was lowered and the flame of the cauldron was extinguished. The president of the Southeast Asian Games Federation and the president of the Olympic Council of Malaysia, Tan Sri Tunku Muda Serting Imran then handed over the games flag and the baton to the president of the Vietnam Olympic Committee and the Minister of Sports, Nguyen Danh Thai, a symbol of the SEA Games responsibilities being officially handed over to Vietnam, host of the 2003 Southeast Asian Games. The national anthem of Vietnam was played as the National Flag of Vietnam was raised. After that, an 11-minute Vietnam segment performance titled "Welcome to Vietnam" was performed by Vietnamese female dancers carrying a giant red flag with them. The performance was divided into three parts. The ceremony concludes with a Malaysian farewell segment performance in which the firework simultaneously released into the sky with 21 mountaineers fall from the roof using the ropes attached to them and distribute gifts to some lucky audiences while the balloons and colourful papers were spread into the air. A special concert was then held by popular artistes like Siti Nurhaliza, Erra Fazira, Sheila Majid and Amy of Search.[13][15][16][17][18]

Participating nations[edit]

Sports[edit]

Calendar[edit]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Gold medal events CC Closing ceremony
September 1
Sat
2
Sun
3
Mon
4
Tue
5
Wed
6
Thu
7
Fri
8
Sat
9
Sun
10
Mon
11
Tue
12
Wed
13
Thu
14
Fri
15
Sat
16
Sun
17
Mon
Events
Ceremonies OC CC N/A
Archery 2 2 4
Athletics 10 12 12 12 46
Badminton 2 5 7
Basketball 2 2
Billiards & snooker 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 10
Bowling 2 2 2 2 4 12
Boxing 11 11
Cycling 2 4 6 2 2 2 2 20
Diving 4 4 8
Equestrian pictogram.svg Equestrian 1 1 1 1 1 2 7
Fencing 2 2 1 5
Field hockey 1 1 2
Football 1 1 2
Golf 2 2 4
Gymnastics 2 2 10 6 20
Judo 5 5 4 14
Karate 6 7 6 19
Lawn bowls 2 4 6
Netball 1 1
Pencak silat 3 8 10 21
Petanque pictogram.svg Pétanque 2 2 2 6
Rowing 4 4 8
Sailing 1 4 4 4 13
Sepaktakraw 1 2 3
Shooting 10 4 4 4 4 4 6 36
Squash 2 2 4
Swimming 6 7 6 6 7 32
Synchronised swimming 1 1 2
Table tennis 2 2 1 2 7
Taekwondo 7 5 4 16
Tennis 2 2 3 7
Volleyball 2 2
Water polo 1 1
Weightlifting 3 3 3 4 13
Wushu 20 20
Daily medal events 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 30 37 63 55 48 53 52 37 3 391
Cumulative total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 43 80 143 198 246 299 351 388 391
September 1
Sat
2
Sun
3
Mon
4
Tue
5
Wed
6
Thu
7
Fri
8
Sat
9
Sun
10
Mon
11
Tue
12
Wed
13
Thu
14
Fri
15
Sat
16
Sun
17
Mon
Total
events

Medal table[edit]

A total of 1280 medals comprising 392 gold medals, 390 silver medals and 498 bronze medals were awarded to athletes. The Host Malaysia's performance was their best ever yet in Southeast Asian Games History and emerged as overall champion of the games.[19][20][21][22]

Key

  *   Host nation (Malaysia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Malaysia (MAS)*1117585271
2 Thailand (THA)1038689278
3 Indonesia (INA)727480226
4 Vietnam (VIE)333564132
5 Philippines (PHI)306667163
6 Singapore (SIN)22314295
7 Myanmar (MYA)19145386
8 Laos (LAO)13711
9 Cambodia (CAM)1157
10 Brunei (BRU)05611
Totals (10 nations)3923904981280

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "2001 Southeast Asian Games Torch Relay Schedule". Official Website. 12 November 2001. Archived from the original on 23 November 2001. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Logo at the Official Website of the Games". 7 December 2001. Archived from the original on 7 December 2001. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Mascot at the Official Website of the Games". 7 December 2001. Archived from the original on 7 December 2001. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
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  15. ^ "Malaysia gloriously closes the SEA Games" (PDF). Bernama. 17 September 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
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  18. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". Official Website. Archived from the original on 17 November 2001.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  19. ^ "Official Medal Tally of the games". Official Website. 3 December 2001. Archived from the original on 3 December 2001. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
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  22. ^ "Malaysia juara Sukan SEA XXI". Utusan Malaysia. 17 September 2001. Archived from the original on 13 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.

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Preceded by
Southeast Asian Games
Kuala Lumpur

XXI Southeast Asian Games (2001)
Succeeded by