The national contingent remains sixth on the chart with 104 medals.
HANOI: Athletics, cycling and snooker contributed four gold medals to the Malaysian tally on the 10th day of the 31st SEA Games.
However, the haul failed to help Malaysia climb the medal chart as they remain sixth with 23 golds, 26 silvers and 55 bronzes.
The national athletics squad chipped in with two gold medals through men’s discus ace Irfan Shamsuddin and triple-jumper Andre Anura Anuar.
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Norliyana Kamaruddin won bronze in the heptathlon.
After picking up a silver and a bronze, the MTB cycling squad continued its excellent form by making history in winning the country’s first gold medal in the cross-country relay mixed team event.
The team of Ahmad Syazrin Awang Ilah, Zulfikri Zulkifli, Nur Assyira Zainal Abidin and Natahsya Soon one-upped Malaysia’s previous best performance in the event, a silver in the 2011 edition.
Lim Kok Leong also ensured the SEA Games snooker gold medal in the men’s 6-red singles event remained with Malaysia following the event’s absence after nine years.
The 27-year-old defeated Jefrey Roda of the Philippines 5-3 to win his first individual gold medal at the biennial games.
At the My Dinh Aquatic Centre, the swimming squad wrapped up its campaign today with a silver and a bronze, as well as breaking a national record in the final.
Welson Sim, Lim Yin Chuen, Arvin Shaun Singh Chahal and Khiew Hoe Yean won silver in men’s 4x200m freestyle with a time of 7:19.75s, a national record.
The bronze medal came from Job Tan in the men’s 200m breaststroke.
Meanwhile, the men’s sepak takraw squad failed to beat world champions Thailand as it settled for silver in the inter-regu event while the national women’s team got bronze.
Siblings Syed Afiq Fakhri Syed Ali and Sharifah Afiqah Farzana also settled for bronze in their debut in petanque mixed doubles.
The four golds, two silvers and four bronzes keep Malaysia sixth, with hosts Vietnam still leading with 101 golds, 65 silvers and 64 bronzes.
Thailand are second after collecting 43 golds, 45 silvers and 63 bronzes, followed by the Philippines (34-39-51), Singapore (30-32-36) and Indonesia (27-40-38).
Several events will be the focus of the Malaysian camp on day 11 today, with the male and female golfers taking on Thailand in their respective team events.
The men’s badminton team will also face Thailand in the final while the archery event will see Khairul Anuar Mohamad-Syaqiera Mashayikh face Indonesia’s Reza Octavia-Riau Ega Agatha Salsabila in the recurve mixed team event.
Track and field events will also resume with Nauraj Singh Randhawa expected to defend the men’s high jump gold while Azeem Fahmi and Arsyad Saat take on the challenge in the men’s 100m.