By Michelle Liew
The Malaysian contingent at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is performing well.
Weightlifter, Mohamad Aniq Kasdan, brought in the country’s first gold medal, thus breaking the tournament record.
Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said that Mohamad Aniq’s excellence was continued by fellow weightlifters Muhamad Aznil Bidin, for the second gold, and Muhammad Erry Hidayat for the silver medal.
“I believe the momentum brought by our weightlifting athletes will be able to give encouragement to athletes in other sports to give their best performance. And I hope we can achieve many more gold medals after this,” he said when at a dinner in conjunction with the Perak Open Amateur Golf Championship at the Royal Perak Golf Club yesterday.
Malaysia is currently ranked eighth at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, with five medals won so far, including two gold medals.
In addition to another silver medal contributed by weightlifters, the Malaysian contingent also won a silver medal through the women’s table tennis squad and a bronze medal through cyclist Muhammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom, in the keirin event.