Malaysia Achieve 111 gold Medal Target, Aim To Create History

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 (Bernama) -- With two more days to go before the finale of 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia have already achieved their target 111 gold medals.

World Champion Mohd Azizulhasni Awang claimed the sacred number after defeating his Malaysian counterpart Muhamad Shah Firdaus Sahrom in the Men's Individual Sprint final tonight at the packed National Velodrome, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan.

The counting started to get hyped up right after Malaysian rhythmic gymnast Amy Kwan Dict Weng delivered the 100th gold medal in style by winning the ribbon apparatus final earlier today, and the tally increased through gymnastics, diving, silat, squash, and hockey respectively, before the cycling team delivered the 109th, 110th and 111th.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin chose Twitter to share the good news where he tweeted --Mission accomplished. #111 done. "https://twitter.com/hashtag/KitaJuara?--indicating that Malaysia has become the overall champions.

However, Khairy, who is also the Chairman of Malaysia Organising Committee (MASOC), said that the fight is not over yet since Malaysia already envisioned to surpass the 111 golds (which was achieved when hosting the 21st edition back in 2001), and create an all time own record in gold medals since the inception of the games in 1959.