Malaysia has been progressing in all fields extremely well, including sports. Our athletes and representatives for the country have given their all for themselves and of course the country. Let’s go through the sports achievements in Malaysia, wrapping 2022.
2022 Sports Achievements in Malaysia
Aaron-Wooi Yik, Badminton World Champs
Creating another chapter of history for Malaysia, the biggest highlight is when the national men’s doubles pair Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik become the first Malaysian shuttlers to be crowned world champions in August this year.
After 45-years waiting, Aaron, 25, and Wooi Yik, 24, defeated three-times world champions Mohamad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia. This year’s World Championships were held in Tokyo, Japan.
After returning from heart surgery in April, Malaysia’s The Pocket Rocketman, Azizulhasni Awang won his first title by winning the sprint event at the Austral Wheel Race in Melbourne.
Hours after that, he took the keirin silver, defeating Sam Gallagher of Blackburn Cycling Club in the sprint final for the gold, settled for silver in the keirin, finishing behind gold medallist James Brister of Port Adelaide Cycling Club at the Darebin International Sports Complex Velodrome.
Shifting his focus to the 2024 Paris Olympics he is currently preparing himself for the UCI Nations Cup series early 2023.
Pandelela Rinong, Bronze Medallist of 2022 World Championships
National diving queen Datuk Pandelela Rinong Pamg racked up another achievement for Malaysia by winning the bronze medal in the women’s 10m platform event at the 2022 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Pandelela won the Bronze medal after losing to 2019 world champion and Tokyo 2020 Olympic silver medallist 16-year-old Chen Yuxi, and 15-year-old Tokyo Olympic gold medallist Quan Hongchan.
Exceeding Malaysia’s target of 6 gold medals at Commonwealth Games 2022, Malaysia team succeeded to get seven golds, eight silvers and eight bronzes. These are the list of the winners and their achievement:
Malaysia Bagged 3 Gold Medals at Commonwealth Esports Championships
The Malaysia esports contingent has won three gold medals at the Commonwealth Esports Championship held in Birmingham, England. The wins are as follows:
Mohamad NorHaikal Mohamad Noh won a gold medal in eFootball, beating Scottish player Gary McInnes.
Malaysia team consisting Stephanie Lim Yuen Lii, Bette Chia Hooi Ping, Tan Lyn Xhin, Nadrah Saufi, Wong Wei Sian & Lim Chern Tze also won gold in the Dota 2 female category by overcoming team England 2-0.
The Malaysian team consists of William Yeoh Kwok Teong, Denise Danial Abdullah, Chung Wei Shen, Ahmad Ayhad Husam, Pang Sze Xuan, & Loyd Yong Binjie in the Dota 2 open category beat England 2-1 in the Grand Final match for the gold medal.
We at Rise Malaysia sincerely want to congratulate and thank the Malaysia’s representatives and athletes who are mentioned in our 2022 Sports Achievements in Malaysia list. May we witness more achievements from the sports field in the upcoming years. Majulah sukan demi negara!