Malaysia at the Olympics

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Malaysia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Malaysia
IOC code  MAS
NOC Olympic Council of Malaysia
Website www.olympic.org.my (English)
Olympic history
Summer Games

*As Malaya

Other related appearances
North Borneo (1956)

Malaysia first participated at the Olympic Games in 1964, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except when Malaysia participated in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. Malaysia has never participated in the Winter Olympic Games.

The Federation of Malaya (now the states comprising West Malaysia) competed as Malaya (MAL) in the 1956 and 1960 Games. The present day state of Sabah sent an independent team to the 1956 Games as North Borneo, and Singapore also competed at the Olympics from 1948 to 1960. After these British colonies formed an independent Malaysia in 1963, the nation competed under that name for the first time at the 1964 Summer Olympics. Singapore would subsequently regain independence from Malaysia in 1965 and compete once again as Singapore from 1968 onwards.

Malaysian athletes have won a total of eleven Olympic medals, in badminton, diving and cycling.[1]

The National Olympic Committee for Malaya was created in 1953 and recognised by the International Olympic Committee in 1954. This subsequently became the National Olympic Committee for Malaysia.

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Australia 1956 Melbourne as  Malaya (MAL) and  North Borneo (NBO)
Italy 1960 Rome as  Malaya (MAL)
Japan 1964 Tokyo 62 0 0 0 0 -
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 31 0 0 0 0 -
West Germany 1972 Munich 45 0 0 0 0 -
Canada 1976 Montreal 23 0 0 0 0 -
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow did not participate
United States 1984 Los Angeles 21 0 0 0 0 -
South Korea 1988 Seoul 9 0 0 0 0 -
Spain 1992 Barcelona 26 0 0 1 1 54
United States 1996 Atlanta 35 0 1 1 2 58
Australia 2000 Sydney 40 0 0 0 0 -
Greece 2004 Athens 26 0 0 0 0 -
China 2008 Beijing 32 0 1 0 1 70
United Kingdom 2012 London 29 0 1 1 2 63
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 32 0 4 1 5 60
Japan 2020 Tokyo Future event
Total 0 7 4 11 +100

Medals by sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Badminton - 6 2 8 7
Diving - 1 1 2 18
Cycling - - 1 1 39
Total - 7 4 11 +100

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Razif Sidek
Jalani Sidek
Spain 1992 Barcelona Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton Men's doubles
 Silver Cheah Soon Kit
Yap Kim Hock
United States 1996 Atlanta Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton Men's doubles
 Bronze Rashid Sidek United States 1996 Atlanta Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton Men's singles
 Silver Lee Chong Wei China 2008 Beijing Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton Men's singles
 Silver Lee Chong Wei United Kingdom 2012 London Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton Men's singles
 Bronze Pandelela Rinong United Kingdom 2012 London Diving pictogram.svg Diving Women's 10 metre platform
 Silver Lee Chong Wei Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton Men's singles
 Silver Goh V Shem
Tan Wee Kiong
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton Men's doubles
 Silver Chan Peng Soon
Goh Liu Ying
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton Mixed doubles
 Silver Cheong Jun Hoong
Pandelela Rinong
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Diving pictogram.svg Diving Women's synchronized 10 metre platform
 Bronze Azizulhasni Awang Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling Men's Keirin

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Previous Olympic Games Medal Tally", Olympic Council of Malaysia

External links[edit]