Tokyo 2020: 29 Athletes Who Will Bring Malaysia Closer To Their First Olympic Gold Medal


Cheng Sim •  Jul 06, 2021

Tokyo 2020 Games returns to the sporting arena from 23 July to 8 August 2021, after last year's postponement due to COVID-19. While we're excited to watch the world's biggest sporting event from our home, it's also a big year for Malaysia that'll be represented by 26 Malaysian athletes vying for our first Olympic gold medal! We're already brimming with pride, and let's see which sports we should be watching in 2021.

P.S. Don't forget to catch 5 new Olympic sports that are set to debut at Tokyo 2020!

Malaysian athletes competing at Tokyo 2020


Credit: SUKMA Perak 2018 on Facebook

  • Azreen Nabila Alias (Women's 100m)
  • Lee Hup Wei (Men's high jump)


  • Khairul Anuar Mohamed (Men's individual)
  • Syaqiera Binti Mashayikh (Women's individual)


Credit: Lee Zii Jia on Facebook

  • Lee Zii Jia (Men's singles)
  • Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik (Men's doubles)
  • Soniia Cheah Su Ya (Women's singles)
  • Chow Mei Kuan and Lee Meng Yean (Women's doubles)
  • Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying (Mixed doubles)


Credit: Majlis Sukan Negara Malaysia on Facebook

  • Azizulhasni Awang (Men's sprint and men's keirin)
  • Shah Firdaus Sahrom (Men's sprint and men's keirin)


Credit: Pandelela Rinong on Facebook

  • Nur Dhabitah Sabri (Women's 3m springboard)
  • Ng Yan Yee (Women's 3m springboard)
  • Cheong Jun Hoong (Women's 10m platform)
  • Pandelela Rinong (Women's 10m platform and women's 10m synchronized platform)
  • Leong Mun Yee (Women's 10m synchronized platform)


  • Gavin Gree (Men's individual)
  • Kelly Tan (Women's individual)


Credit: Farah Ann Abdul Hadi on Facebook

  • Jeremiah Loo Phay Xing (Men's all-around)
  • Farah Ann Abdul Hadi (Women's all-around)


  • Khairulnizam Mohd Afendy (Men's laser)
  • Nur Shazrin Mohd Latif (Women's laser radial)
  • Nuraisyah Jamil and Juni Noor Jamali (Women's international 470)


Credit: Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi on Facebook

  • Nur Suryani Mohd Taibi (Women's 50m rifle 3 positions)


Credit: Welson Sim on Facebook

  • Welson Sim (Men's 200m freestyle and 400m freestyle)
  • Phee Jinq En (Women's 100m breaststroke and 200m breaststroke)

We're so proud to have these amazing athletes representing Malaysia! If you're curious to know more about Tokyo 2020 Games, check out what will Tokyo 2020 Games look like in 2021 and take an inside look at the Athletes' Village.