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Malaysia at the Olympics

Malaysia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Malaysia
IOC code  MAS
NOC Olympic Council of Malaysia
Website (English)
Olympic history
Summer Games

*As Malaya

Summer Youth Olympics Games

Other related appearances
North Borneo (1956)

Malaysia first participated at the Olympic Games in 1964, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except when Malaysia participated in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. Malaysia has never participated in the Winter Olympic Games.

The Federation of Malaya (now the states comprising West Malaysia) competed as Malaya (MAL) in the 1956 and 1960 Games. The present day state of Sabah sent an independent team to the 1956 Games as North Borneo, and Singapore also competed at the Olympics from 1948 to 1960. After these British colonies formed an independent Malaysia in 1963, the nation competed under that name for the first time at the 1964 Summer Olympics. Singapore would subsequently regain independence from Malaysia in 1965 and compete once again as Singapore from 1968 onwards.

Malaysian athletes have won a total of six Olympic medals, in badminton and diving.[1]

The National Olympic Committee for Malaya was created in 1953 and recognised by the International Olympic Committee in 1954. This subsequently became the National Olympic Committee for Malaysia.


  • List of medalists 1
  • Medal tables 2
    • Medals by Summer Games 2.1
    • Medals by summer sport 2.2
  • Multiple medalists 3
  • Records 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Razif Sidek / Jalani Sidek 1992 Barcelona Badminton Men's doubles
 Silver Cheah Soon Kit / Yap Kim Hock 1996 Atlanta Badminton Men's doubles
 Bronze Rashid Sidek Men's singles
 Silver Lee Chong Wei 2008 Beijing Badminton Men's singles
 Silver Lee Chong Wei 2012 London Badminton Men's singles
 Bronze Pandelela Rinong Diving Women's 10 metre platform

Medal tables

Medals by Summer Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1992 Barcelona - - 1 1 54
1996 Atlanta - 1 1 2 58
2008 Beijing - 1 - 1 70
2012 London - 1 1 2 63
2016 Rio de Janeiro Future event
2020 Tokyo Future event
Total - 3 3 6 +100

Medals by summer sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Badminton - 3 2 5 5
Diving - - 1 1 21
Total - 3 3 6 +100

Multiple medalists

Malaysian athletes who have won more than one medals at the Summer Olympics.

No. Athlete Sport Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Lee Chong Wei Badminton 2008-2012 0 2 0 2


  • WR = World record
  • GR = Games record
  • AS = Asian record
  • NR = National record
Type Sport Events Athlete / Team Games Result
NR Swimming Women's 200 metre breaststroke Siow Yi Ting 2008 Beijing 2:27.80
NR Athletics Men's 200 metres Mani Jegathesan 1968 Mexico City 20.92

See also


  1. ^ "Previous Olympic Games Medal Tally", Olympic Council of Malaysia

External links

  • "Olympic Medal Winners".  
  • "Olympic Council of Malaysia". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
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