Our country just capped off what was perhaps their best sporting event ever with a medal tally of 145 gold, 92 silver, and 86 bronze medals at the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games). The 145th and final gold was won by the men’s speed skating quartet of Wong De-Vin, Ariff Rasydan Fadzli, Hazim Shahrum and Khairil Ridhwan Khalil, who finished ahead of 2nd-placed Singapore.
In 2015, Malaysia bagged a total of 186 medals at the 28th SEA Games in Singapore. At that time, it was already a vast improvement from the 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia (59) and 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar (43). With a total count of 323 medals, this is undoubtedly the best Malaysia has ever performs in the history of the SEA Games.
The closing ceremony of the Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games will take place later at KL Sports City in Bukit Jalil. About 100,000 people are set to attend the ceremony at 9pm tonight.