The 61st National Day celebration was very important for the national sailing squad. The reason for the same is that they collected a good number of medals on the day. They won a gold, three bronze and a silver medal in the event that started at the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. Muhammad Fauzi Kaman Shah, Junior sailor who is now 16 years old, gifted Malaysia another gold medal. This is the sixth medal of Malaysia in sailing sport.
Shah won the gold medal in Open Laser 4.7 event after three months practicing sailing in Montenegro. He collected 20 penalty points at the Indonesian National Sailing Centre (INSC)
The silver in the event went to Wang Jianxiong of China; he got this medal for collection 42 penalty points. The Bronze medal went to the woman sailor Tomar Harshita from India. She won the medal by collecting 62 penalty points. There was another national representative present in the event, With 111 penalty points, Nor Nabila Natasha MohdNazri finished in the 12th position and there were 23 participants in the race.
KhairulnizamMohdAfendy, the National Olympic sailor was also in the event. He is the first athlete in the country to book a slot at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. In the Laser Standard event, he settled for silver accumulating 23 penalty points.
He concluded race with the same number of points as Ryan Lo Jun Han of Singapore, but the jury of the event awarded him the silver medal to Khairulnizam after a recount. The gold went to Ha Jee-min, defending champion from South Korea. He has a total of 21.8 penalty points. The team also got three bronze medals. I was won by Nur Shazrin Mohamad Latif in the Laser Radial event, Norashikin Mohamad Sayed and Nuraisyah Jamil in the 470 event of women.