2019 SEA Games: Malaysia Adds Another Three Golds To The Tally

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2019 SEA Games: Malaysia Adds Another Three Golds To The Tally
The Star Online & Malay Mail

We comin' for your gold!

Another day, another haul for our national athletes at the 30th SEA Games, currently being held in the Phillippines.

Here are the three gold medals that our national athletes brought home on Wednesday (4 December):

Men's lawn bowl team (Lawn bowl)

Fantastic four.
Our national lawn bowl team is bowling over the competition, as they brought home the gold medal for the men's fours event. The team - consisting of Muhammad Idham Amin, Daeng Dhadyry Dahasry, Zulhilmie Redzuan and Fairul Izwan Abd Muin - handily beat Brunei 24-6 after 13 ends. 

Tracie Ang (Gymnastics)

Tracie's going for gold.
Farah Ann might be the golden girl at the moment, but national gymnast Tracie Ang also won gold in the balance beam event held at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. The 26-year-old scored 12.867 points, which is good enough for gold.

Farah Ann (Gymnastics)

Gold number three.
Of course, Farah Ann is in this list again, as she won her third gold in three days. This time, the 25-year-old triumphed in the floor exercise event. She won the event with a score of 12.600.

After Day Four, Malaysia now has 21 golds, 12 silvers and 23 bronze medals, good for third place in the medal tally.

Well done, #TeamMalaysia!

3 December:

Our national athletes kept up the blazing pace, adding another seven gold medals on Day Three.

Here are the gold medal winners:

Yeoh Li Tian (Rapid chess)

He checkmated all his opponents.
The 20-year-old won Malaysia's first gold medal of the day when he collected the most points after nine rounds in the Rapid Chess event, which took place at the Traveler's Hotel in Subic. 

Timmy Tan (Bowling)

Bowling over the competition.
Local keggler Timmy Tan took home the gold medal in the men's singles bowling event held at the Starmall Edsa Shopping Centre in Manila. He knocked down a total of 1,334 pins en route to winning the title.

Tan Fu Jie (Gymnastics)

Springing his way to gold.
Who said gymnastics is only for the girls? Tan Fu Jie scored 13.967 points to win the gold medal in the men’s pommel horse event.

Rachel Arnold (Squash)

Our new squash queen?
No Nicol David? No problem, as Rachel Arnold secures the gold medal in the women’s squash event. She defeated fellow Malaysian Chan Yiwen 11-9, 11-7, 11-3 in the final held at the Manila Polo Club.

Farah Ann (Gymnastics)

There's no stopping our queen.
Our queen of gymnastics, Farah Ann, was at it again, this time winning the gold medal in the women’s uneven bars event. The 25-year-old, who won the individual all-around title the day before, scored 12.367 points in the competition that took place at Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

Women's ice skating quartet (Ice skating)

These girls have some serious speed.
These girls have the need for speed, as our women's ice skating quartet of Ashley Chin, Anja Chong, Dione Tan and Kynie Chan raced to the top of the podium in the women’s 3000m relay short track speed event held at the SM Megamall Shopping Centre in Manila.

Muhammad Addeen Idrakie Bahtiar (Squash)

Squashing his competition.
Make this sweet seven! Squash player Muhammad Addeen Idrakie Bahtiar brings home the seventh goal for Malaysia by beating the Philippines' Robert Andrew Garcia 11-7, 3-11, 11-9, 11-5 in the men’s squash final.

2 December:

Just two days into the current SEA Games, which kicked off on 30 November, Malaysian athletes have been delivering gold medal after gold medal.

Here’s a snippet of the gold medals (11) that we have won to date:

Loh Choon How (Wushu)

Loh brought home Malaysia's first gold.
Wushu exponent Loh Choon How started the ball rolling with Malaysia’s first gold of the Games in the men’s taijiquan event by collecting 9.68 points overall at the competition held at the World Trade Center in Manila.

Loh Choon How completed a grand Taiji double at the 2019 SEA Games when he triumphed in the men's Taijijian (taiji sword) for his second gold.

Lego Sam Lee Jek (Break Dance)

Break dancing is a new event, and we got a gold.

Dancer Lego Sam Lee Jek delivered Malaysia’s second goal in the Boys' Break Dance event that took place at the Royce Hotel and Casino ballroom in Clark.

Nationaol polo team (Polo)


The national polo team retained their gold for the third consecutive time, defeating hosts and favourites the Philippines 7-5.5 in a dramatic final at the Miguel L Romero Polo Ground in Batangas, near Manila.

Malaysia was SEA Games polo champion in Korat, Thailand, in 2007, before defending the gold at home in Kuala Lumpur in 2017.

Julian Yee (Ice skating)

Julian bags another gold medal.

National ice-skater Julian Yee Zhi Yi delivered the gold medal on Monday (2 December) in the free skating event at SM Megamall, ending the competition with a total score of 202.64 points.

Farah Ann (Gymnastic)

Gymnastic darling brings home the gold.

Gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi won Malaysia another gold medal at the SEA Games. The 25-year-old bagged the gold in the individual all-around of the women’s artistic gymnastics competition at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

National netball team (Netball) 

Netball team showing them who's boss.

Malaysia retained its netball gold after beating Singapore 48-42 in a closely contested final at the Santa Rosa Sports Complex.

Taqiyuddin-Hamid-Sazzlan Yuga (Pencak Silat)

The best duo of all time!

The terrific duo delivered victory in the ganda putra (doubles) category in the Pencak Silat event.

National lawn bowl team (Lawn bowl)

Bowling over the competition.

Lawn bowlers won three of four gold medals on offer for the sports in Manila SEA Games. The first gold came from women’s fours through Siti Zalina Ahmad, Afiqah Dayana Budiman, Nur Ain Nabilah Tarmizi and Syafiqah Haidar Afif Abdul Rahman, who defeated host nation Philippines 17-6 in the final at CDC Lot Friendship Gate.

Emma Firyana Saroji and Nurul Alyani Jamil added gold No 2 in the women’s pairs, beating Brunei 21-14.

Men’s triples team of Izzat Shameer Dzulkeple, Fairus Abdul Jabal dan Syamil Syazwan Ramli capped a brilliant day for the squad by overcoming Philippines 14-8.

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