Aug 24, 2008

Malaysian's Achievement In 2008 Beijing Olympics

Thirty three athletes represented the country in nine disciplines- archery, badminton, cycling, aquatics, sailing, shooting, track and field, taekwondo and weightlifting. Malaysia wrapped up their Beijing Olympic Games outing with one silver medal from shuttler Lee Chong Wei and several national records broken in cycling, archery, weightlifting and swimming. Malaysia first took part in the Olympics in 1956 in Melbourne and have taken part in every Games since then except for the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Following are the achievements of Malaysian athlete:


  • Men's singles: Lee Chong Wei is the first Malaysian to qualify for the final and was beaten by Lin Dan of China 21-12, 21-8.

National records:

  • Men's Team: Trio Cheng Chu Sian, Muhd Marbawi Sulaiman and Wan Khalmizam Abd Aziz made history by qualifying for the men's quarterfinals, and ranked as third seeds, but was beaten by 218-213 by eventual silver medalist, Italy. The team set a national record of 1,993 and Wan Khalmizam set national record of 674 for 72 arrows, both during the qualifying round.

  • Team: Trio of Azizulhasni Awang, Josiah Ng and Rizal Tisin was seventh fastest in the qualifying round in national record of 44.725s

  • Hasli Izwan Amir Hasan finished 15th out of 18 with score of 564 (national record 581)

  • Daniel Bego placed 54th in 100m butterfly in 54.38s (national record 54.33s); 44th in 200m freestyle in national record of 1:50.92; 37th in 200m butterfly 2:01.28s (national record 1:59.40s).
  • Leung Chii Lin placed 48th in 50m freestyle in 26.75s (national record 26.18s).
  • Khoo Chai Lin placed 38th in 400m freestyle in 4:23.37s (national record 4:17.86s); 34th in 800m freestyle in 9:04.86s (national record 8:47.80s).
  • Siow Yi Ting placed 19th in 200m breastroke in national record of 2:27.80s; 29th in 200m individual medley in 2:17.11 (national record 2:16.92s).
  • Lew Yih Wey placed 34th in 400m individual medley in 4:55.83s (national record 4:50.52s).
  • Amirul Hamizam Ibrahim placed 8th in 56kg category with a national record of 265kg.
Congratulation to the achievers. Hope we bring more medals in the next Olympic.


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