At the ongoing 20th ASEAN University Games (AUG) 2022, which is being hosted in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, our athletes excel with exceptional performances.
11 nations from Southeast Asia will compete in the ASEAN University Games from July 26 to August 6 in a variety of sports, including archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, chess, e-sports, fencing, football, futsal, karate, muay thai, pencak silat, petanque, rowing, sepak takraw, sport climbing, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball and wushu.
To date, the highlight was the contribution of the prestigious Gold Medals to Malaysia by our Karate athletes.
The 24-year-old C. Shahmalarani contributed the 3rd Gold for the country by clinching the title of the Women’s Kumite below 50kg event by defeating Toukta Moukdavong of Laos in the final round.
Following that, Madhuri Poovanesan becomes the 4th Gold contributor for the country in the Women’s Karate 55kg event. In the same category, Dharishini Gnanasekaran secured the Silver medal.
The 20-year-old Sureeya Sankar bagged the country’s 11th Gold in the Men’s Individual Kumite under 67kg while Denishroy Arveeran seals the 12th Gold of the country Men’s Individual Kumite 84kg.
Meanwhile, Geerijaleswaran Sivanesan earned a Silver medal for Men’s Individual Kumite under 60kg. For the Men’s Individual Kumite under the 84kg category, Malaysians Kathish Ghanasekaran and Rajev Naaidu Sukunaselan respectively earned both Silver and Bronze.
For athletics, Darshini Murugan from UPM bagged the Bronze award for Women’s 200m in 26.00s.
Malaysia is ranked second overall on Day 3 of the AUG Games with a total of 54 medals, consisting of 16 Golds, 24 Silvers, and 14 Bronze.
Congratulations to all of the champs and we are super proud of you!