The Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, created history when he won a gold medal in the individual event of the equestrian endurance race at the KL SEA Games 2017 on Sunday, according to a report by Bernama
Donning the jersey number '111', the Ruler started the 80km race at the Terengganu International Endurance Park (TIEP) in Lembah Bidong at 3am, before completing the race in a record time.
Sultan Mizan, together with his race horse 'Rtes Annaversary', broke the Malaysian record by three hours
, finishing with a time of three hours, 48 minutes and 38 seconds.
The previous record was held by Mohd Sulaiman Muda, set at the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar with a time of six hours and 26 minutes.
And that's not all: Sultan Mizan became the first ever Ruler to win a medal at the SEA Games.
What made his accomplishment even more impressive was the fact that it was his first ever attempt at the biennial multi-sport event.
That's super awesome, Sultan Mizan!
With Sultan Mizan's gold medal in the bag, Malaysia still leads the medal tally as of Monday (21 August), with a total of 16 golds, 13 silvers and 9 bronze medals
Singapore is second in the table, with a total of eight golds, and Thailand completes the top three with a five golds.