The Malaysian contingent has stepped up to the bat, walked into the world stage, and hoisted the national flag in the field of sports. As our Malaysian athletes have been making waves at the ASEAN University Games 2022, let’s take a look at those who have made us proud at the prestigious event.
Saranya Navaratnarajah – Women’s Team Badminton
The final year student of Sport Science at the University of Malaya soars high at the prestigious competition by bagging the gold medal under the Women’s Badminton Team.
Her highest achievement was during the World University Games 2018 quarter-finalist, Asean University Games 2018 team event champion, and SUKMA 2018 team event champion. Besides being a talented player, Saranya has been coaching school kids and a few adults for the past year.
Kirthana Ramasamy – Women’s high jump
National long jumper Kirthana Ramasamy clinched a gold medal in the Women’s high jump category.
Hailing from Perak, the 24-year-old athlete who’s pursuing mass communication at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), clinched two gold medals in Hanoi 2021. Not to forget her memorable achievement, she has surpassed Doris Chong’s meet record of 6.06m set in 1994.
Kayal Vhily – Women’s team compound bow Archery
The Penang native has never failed to make us proud of her achievement and this time around she added yet another gold medal in the Women’s team compound bow Archery.
Previously, she had made us proud by bagging a bronze medal in the 50metres women’s compound qualifying round, at the Circuit 1 National Archery Championship 2022, in Bangi, Selangor.
Savinder Kaur Joginder Singh – Women’s 800 m
Savinder Kaur Jogindr Singh delivered the first athletics gold medal in the Women’s 800m which took place on 30th July.
Being only 25 years old, the Malaysian athlete has already made headlines by breaking her record in clinching a gold medal for Selangor in the women’s 800m at the Malaysia Open Athletics GP Championships 2021.
Till 1st August, the Malaysian contingent won 34 gold medals, 54 silver medals, and 28 bronze medals at the ASEAN University Games.
A total number of 275 athletes from our nation will be competing in 19 out of 23 sports which are happening from 26 July to 6 August 2022 in Thailand.
Thank you guys for putting Malaysia on the world map!