It’s day 12 for our Malaysian athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games!
We’ve been watching our Malaysian athletes since day 1 and we have to say that they have made us so proud!
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On Tuesday (August 3rd) two of our sailing athletes, Nuraisyah Jamil and Juni Karimah Noor Jamali completed their ninth and tenth races in the International 470 Women’s event ranked 19th out of 21 sailors overall!
However, the pair did not manage to move on to the next round of the race. But hey, they are still our heroes nonetheless!
Apart from the duo, Malaysia still has five athletes who will take on the nation’s target of three Olympic medals, or more!
Golf - Kelly Tan (Women’s Individual)
Malaysia’s top female golfer, Kelly Tan will face a difficult task to be in the top three when she starts competing in the individual women’s golf event at the Kasumigaseki Country Club on Wednesday (August 4th).
Aquatics - Pandelela Rinong and Cheong Jun Hoong (Women’s 10m Platform Individual)
Malaysia’s diving queen, Pandelela Rinong who has bagged a bronze and silver in past Games, and Sarawak-born diver, Jun Hoong will compete in the Women’s 10m Individual Platform event which will start on Wednesday (August 4th).
Four-time Olympian, Pandelela could make history for Malaysia again, maybe this time with a gold medal?
Cycling - Datuk Azizulhasni Awang and Muhammad Shah Firdaus (Men’s Sprint and Men’s Keirin)
Of course, the icon, the legend, Datuk Azizulhasni Awang, the first cycling athlete in Malaysia’s history to win a medal at the Olympics!
Azizulhasni who won a bronze medal at Rio 2016 will compete in the sprint and keirin events at the Tokyo Games, with young Malaysian cyclist Muhammad Shah Firdaus on Wednesday (August 4th) and Saturday (August 7th) at the Izu Velodrome, Shizuoka, Japan.
On Saturday (July 30th), men’s doubles pair Aaron Chia-Sok Wooi Yik staged a superb comeback and won Malaysia its first Tokyo 2020 medal by defeating one of their biggest rivals, Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia, 17-21, 21-17, 21-14 for third place at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza.
Keep supporting our Malaysian athletes guys! Watch it all go down on Astro or listen to the events and experience every moment live on SYOK! Download the app now!
Good luck Team Malaysia! We’ll be supporting you from home!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat