Sports in Numbers


PENANG IS HOME to numerous top athletes in Malaysia. Among them is Datuk Nicol Ann David, who won numerous titles across all the most prestigious tournaments in squash. Chan Peng Soon, the silver medallist for badminton mixeddoubles in the Rio Olympics 2016, also hails from Penang. This reflects that Penang athletes are active participants in international, regional and national sporting events. In the last three editions of the Commonwealth Games, Penang athletes made up less than 10% of Malaysia’s team (Delhi 2010: 8.9%, Glasgow 2014: 8.8%, Gold Coast 2018: 7.3%). The ratio of male to female athletes are quite even, as ...

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