Malaysia

History

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

Archery

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Khairul Mohamad Khairul Mohamad
Women’s Individual Nur Aliya Ghapar Syaqiera Mashayikh
Mixed Team Eligible to Compete

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s High Jump Lee Hup Wei

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Azreen Nabilah Alias

Badminton

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Singles Lee Zii Jia Lee Zii Jia
Women’s Singles Soniia Cheah Soniia Cheah
Men’s Doubles Aaron Chia
Soh Wooi Yik
Aaron Chia
Soh Wooi Yik
Women’s Doubles Chow Mei Kuan
Lee Meng Yean
Chow Mei Kuan
Lee Meng Yean
Mixed Doubles Chan Peng Soon
Goh Liu Ying
Chan Peng Soon
Goh Liu Ying

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Sprint Qualified Via Rankings Azizulhasni Awang
Eligible to Compete Shah Firdaus Sahrom
Men’s Keirin Qualified Via Rankings Shah Firdaus Sahrom
Eligible to Compete Azizulhasni Awang

Diving

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 3m Springboard
(1) (2)
Ng Yan Yee Ng Yan Yee
Nur Dhabitah Sabri Nur Dhabitah Sabri
Women’s 10m Platform
(1) (2)
Pandelela Rinong Pandelela Rinong
Cheong Jun Hoong Cheong Jun Hoong
Women’s 10m Synchronized Platform Leong Mun Yee
Pandelela Rinong
Leong Mun Yee
Pandelela Rinong

Golf

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Gavin Green Gavin Green
Women’s Individual Kelly Tan Kelly Tan

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Artistic Individual Events Jeremiah Loo Jeremiah Loo
Women’s Artistic Individual Events Farah Ann Abdul Hadi Farah Ann Abdul Hadi

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Laser Khairulnizam Mohd Afendy Khairulnizam Mohd Afendy
Women’s Laser Radial Nur Shazrin Mohamad Latif Nur Shazrin Mohamad Latif
Women’s 470 Nuraisyah Jamil
Juni Noor Jamali
Nuraisyah Jamil
Juni Noor Jamali

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Nur Suryani Taibi Nur Suryani Taibi