Malaysia made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1964 and has competed ever since, with the exception of 1980 where it participated in the United States led boycott. The nation sends a medium-sized delegation with around 2-4 dozen athletes competing. Malaysia takes part in various sports with the most common ones being athletics, badminton, cycling, field hockey, shooting and swimming.

Malaysia won its first Olympic medal in 1992. In total the nation has won 11 medals across 3 sports; badminton (8), diving (2) and cycling (1). Malaysia currently has the most summer medals without winning gold. Malaysia’s most successful athlete is badminton player Lee Chong Wei whom won three silver medals in men’s singles between 2008 and 2016. In 2016 Malaysia won five medals, making it its most successful Olympics ever.

Qualified Quotas


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Khairul Mohamad


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 3m Springboard Ng Yan Yee
Women’s 10m Platform Pandelela Rinong
Women’s 10m Synchronized Platform Leong Mun Yee
Pandelela Rinong


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Laser Khairulnizam Mohd Afendy
Women’s Laser Radial Nur Shazrin Mohamad Latif