Malaysia has reason to celebrate as national karate expert C. Shahmalarani secured the women’s Under-50kg title and the country’s first gold medal at the Cambodia SEA Games. Shahmalarani put up a great fight against the Philippines’ Junna Tsukii, defending her SEA Games title from last year’s event in Hanoi, and clinching the top spot at the Chroy Changvar Convention Centre.
In another impressive showing of Malaysia’s athletic prowess, S. Prem Kumar claimed the country’s second gold medal in the men’s kumite Under-55kg event by defeating Thailand’s Chanphet Setthapong.
In addition to these victories, Malaysia has also secured a silver medal in the women’s cross country Olympic individual event, thanks to the incredible performance of mountain biker Nur Assyira Zainal Abidin in Siem Reap.
The country’s first medal of the 32nd edition of the SEA Games came from national obstacle course athlete William Yoong Wei Theng, who won a bronze medal in the men’s 100m event. Wan Athira Hidayah Ahmad Fuzil also secured a bronze medal in the women’s 100m individual event, sharing the position with Indonesia’s Anggun Yolanda.
It’s a fantastic start for Malaysia at this year’s SEA Games, and the nation can be proud of the dedication and hard work of its talented athletes. Congratulations to all the medal winners!