Malaysia passes 111 gold medal record at the 2017 SEA Games

Our nation's athletes do us proud with a new local record on the medal tally

By Andrea Tim | Published: 30 Aug 2017

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Malaysian speed skater An Ya after her gold medal win yesterday (Photo: kl2017/Twitter)

The 29th Southeast Asian Games closes later today in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia is already celebrating. At time of writing, our nation's athletes are leading with 141 gold medals and a total of 316 on the medal tally, breaking Malaysia's previous records of 111 gold and 295 total at the 2001 SEA Games.

Malaysia ranks far ahead of Thailand's 70 gold medals and Vietnam's 58. Singapore follows Vietnam closely with 57. Malaysia's first gold of this year's Games was won by the men's chinlone team on 16 August against the Philippines.

Indonesia holds the all-time records of 194 gold medals from the 1997 SEA Games, and 476 total medals from the 2011 SEA Games, both of which it hosted.

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