KL SEA Games 2017: Sultan Of Terengganu Wins Historic Gold Medal

He ruled the equestrian event (geddit?).

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KL SEA Games 2017: Sultan Of Terengganu Wins Historic Gold Medal
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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!

Gold. Gold everywhere!
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.

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