The Commonwealth Games, which was first introduced since 1930, is one of the most important games after the Olympics and the
Asian Games which are held every 4 years. The Games are organized by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). The festival
was attended by all the countries of the former British colony consisting of 5 continents.Malaysia started participating in 1950 through the name of Malaya at that time where the tournament was known as the British
Empire Games. In that year, 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals were won, all through the sport of Weightlifting.
From 1950 to 1990 only 2 sports contributed medals to the country namely Weightlifting and Badminton separately. 1994 was the
first time the two sports contributed medals together. The 1994 Commonwealth Games saw the national contingent win 7 medals,
namely 2 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals, 6 medals from badminton and 1 from weightlifting. With the collection of 7 medals, the
total number that has been successfully obtained since 1950 is 36 medals.
Kuala Lumpur ’98 has not only been successfully organized by the country but also more proud is the success of the national athletes in making history by ranking fourth overall among the 70 Commonwealth member countries. The Malaysian contingent has successfully won 10 gold, 14 silver and 12 bronze medals totaling 36 and this has matched the overall medals obtained from 1950 to 1994.
The performance of national athletes in the Commonwealth Games increased with the number of medal collections increasing from
one tournament to the next. At the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the national contingent earned 7 gold medals through
badminton (4), bowling (2) and one from weightlifting. Among the gold medalists were badminton player Dato 'Lee Chong Wei,
weightlifter Mohd Faizal and Siti Zalina Ahmad (bowling).
At the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games, the Malaysian Contingent made history by collecting the highest number of gold medals in the history of the Commonwealth Games. Malaysia won 12 gold medals, surpassing the target of 10 gold medals won by hosting the Games in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. Four gold medals were donated through badminton, shooting (two), weightlifting (two) and gold medals from sports. cycling, aquatic diving, gymnastics and squash.
At the Games in Glasgow, Scotland, the national contingent took home six gold medals, out of a target of seven set for 12th overall.
The Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, the Malaysian contingent ranked 12th with a total of 7 gold, 5 silver and 12 bronze medals, surpassing the achievement of 6 gold medals 4 years ago in Glasgow.