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Malaysian athletes attending the 31st SEA Games must be self-sufficient

OCM in the announcement that out of the total number of strong athletes coming to Vietnam, only 226 people will be covered with all costs. These are A-class athletes who are expected to win medals.

Meanwhile, the other 386 athletes of Class B will have to pay all their own expenses. But if there is a medal, these people will be automatically promoted and the cost will be refunded.

“The total number of male athletes is 377 (62%) and 235 women (38%), while the total number of male officials is 175 and 31 are female,” the OCM statement added.

This year, Malaysia will bring to Vietnam a large force of 47 people participating in e-sports. In which, 4 Athletes attended the FIFA Online 4 event.

As usual, badminton, athletics… are the “gold mines” of Malaysian sports. But there is a loss for them as gymnastics “queen” Farah Ann of Malaysia announced her retirement from the sport at the age of 25 just before attending the 31st SEA Games.

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There are 612 Malaysian athletes attending the 31st SEA Games

A week ago, the Olympic Committee and the subject still announced that Farah Ann would attend the 31st SEA Games This is a very unexpected move, affecting the goal of the number of medals of the Malaysian delegation. The last SEA Games she attended was in 2019. In Manila, she brought home 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze.

Another disadvantage for Malaysia is the world No. 7 badminton player Lee Zii Jia. This player will not come to Vietnam. Instead, he attended major badminton tournaments in Europe and Thailand (taking place in May, coinciding with the SEA Games).

The Malaysian delegation is expected to participate in 37 of the 40 sports that will compete in Vietnam. The three sports that Malaysia will not participate in are handball, Vovinam and wrestling.

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